Lambeth College - Shadine Ebanks-Scully Wins the National and Regional STEM Student of the Year Award
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From being a finalist in the Engineering category for the STEM Student of the Year Award 2020, to winning both the National and Regional #STEM Student of the Year Award, Shadine Ebanks-Scully has left us speechless with her growth and achievements.

Shadine encapsulated the spirit of the programme, encouraging students from disadvantaged backgrounds and minority groups to grow in confidence and develop high aspirations. She fully capitalised on the Career Ready Programme, working against all odds to organise her life as a teenage single parent with a two-year old son, living in a council run mother and baby unit. 

On the programme, Shadine completed a hugely successful six weeks paid internship at BP where she excelled, grew in confidence, started her quest for an engineering apprenticeship and joined the Croydon Women in Construction programme. 

Her supervisor at BP, geophysicist Charles Keir, gave feedback that Shadine quickly grasped how to work in a large organisation and delivered quality real work. She:

  • Was increasingly curious, asking inquisitive questions
  • Constantly adapted and improved her processes to work better
  • Contributed to the business

Shadine also established a positive and productive relationship with her mentor, Caroline Halstead-Smith (Strategy Manager at the FCA), who observed that Shadine:

  • always demonstrated great maturity in her outlook and ambitions, having to prioritise her time, work and study alongside her young son
  • grew in confidence as she moved through the whole programme, seeing how she could realise her ambitions
  • overcame considerable hurdles, given her family responsibilities, to ensure that she could get the best experience possible • approached everything with commitment, enthusiasm and ambition.
  • Shadine’s ambition is to be an Engineer and feels strongly that she can bring about change and inspire other young women to make the same choice.

A Message from Stefania Caria, Careers Development & Progression Coordinator

 Many congratulations to Shadine Jade Ebanks-Scully on being awarded the Career Ready STEM and Engineering Student of the Year award. Shadine has been an inspiration to many Lambeth College students and staff and it was a pleasure to be part of her Career Ready journey. Her determination, maturity and resilient personality earned her this fantastic achievement. I am confident that Shadine will continue to be successful and be a role model for future aspiring women engineers.

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It has been a pleasure to have such an exceptional student embark on their career journey at Lambeth College

We wish Shadine the very best in all her endeavours.





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