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The winner of ‘The Simon Diffey Heritage Motorsport Apprentice Award 2022’ (see our September 2022 issue) was announced at the Goodwood Revival after a month of discussions, deliberations and interviews with employers.  The Award Patron, Simon’s wife, Sarah Jane Adams-Diffey, and the Directors of the Heritage Skills Academy (HSA) are announced that Miss Emilia Brown, an apprentice and employee from Jim Stokes Workshops Ltd (JSWL) has been selected as the worthy inaugural winner of ‘The Simon Diffey Heritage Motorsport Apprentice Award’.  Emilia met the judge’s four-point criteria with aplomb, demonstrating: engineering skills; passion; enthusiasm; and exceptional commitment as a team player during her apprenticeship.  Emilia, aged 26, joined JSWL and began her apprenticeship with Heritage Skills Academy in September 2018. 

She completed her apprenticeship as a ‘Heritage Engineering Vehicle Mechanical Technician Engineer’ in April 2022 and is now awaiting final assessment.  Emilia has shown herself to be an outstanding young engineer committed to engineering excellence.

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