The university’s new Advanced Engineering Building has received a major boost with the announcement of a £500,000 grant for specialist equipment.
University of Brighton engineering graduates fought off tough competition to secure jobs on a newGatwick Airport Graduate Engineering programme.
David Oyegbile and Quico Candea Lopez, both graduates of the MEng in Mechanical Engineering, secured two of the three places to work on construction of the new duty free area at Gatwick’s North Terminal.
Raymond A. Melee, the airport’s Construction Director, said: “We are in the middle of a £2.5 billion development programme here at Gatwick and we need good talent and high-quality skills to make it happen.
“The British appetite and spirit for aviation is phenomenal and these are the guys who are going to take it forward. I’m more excited about developing them than I am about building the bricks and mortar of another airport.”