` Young talent at Lockheed Martin honoured with prestigious award

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Young talent at Lockheed Martin honoured with prestigious global aerospace award
Myles Johnson receiving his N E Rowe Award

AMPTHILL, BEDFORDSHIRE, 28th November 2018 – during last night’s RAeS glittering awards ceremony, Myles Johnson, a Lockheed Martin Intern, was awarded with the NE Rowe Award which recognises young people that have delivered an outstanding presentation on an aeronautical subject.

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) Medals and Awards ceremony is a prestigious annual event which recognises individuals and teams for long-standing awards in global aerospace - honouring achievement, innovation and excellence from across the world.

Myles Johnson, a Spacecraft Systems Engineering Intern from Lockheed Martin Ampthill, presented a paper to the RAeS titled ‘Systems Engineering for the Mars Sample Return Mission’; the paper related to the work Myles had undertaken during his employment at Lockheed Martin.

Neil Hebron, Director of Engineering at Lockheed Martin Ampthill said: “The future depends on our young talent - on the innovators and engineers of tomorrow. I am passionate about providing opportunities to help shape their future. I’m extremely proud of our Early Careers Programme and indeed some of the early stars that have risen through it.

“Myles is a shining example of what can be achieved through passion, dedication and mentoring. Through his 12 months Internship with us, Myles made a significant contribution to our Civil Space work. His talent, passion and commitment are an absolute credit to himself”.

Receiving the award at last night’s prestigious ceremony, Myles said: “I am extremely grateful to be honoured with the NE Rowe Medal Award - for my work to be recognised in this way is truly humbling. This would not have been possible without the support of my colleagues at Lockheed Martin.

“My Internship at the Ampthill site has provided me with lots of exciting opportunities; I was working on real projects, and my work was directly contributing towards solving some of industry’s toughest challenges. I gained knowledge and skills that perhaps otherwise would not have been possible.

“I would absolutely encourage anyone looking for an Internship in engineering to consider the Lockheed Martin Early Careers Programme, their culture of learning and progression helps you build a solid foundation for your future career.”

To find out about Internship and other employment opportunities with Lockheed Martin visit https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-gb/careers.htm

Notes to editors:

About the Lockheed Martin Early Careers Programme: It is dedicated to developing tomorrow’s engineers. The scheme employs Interns, Apprentices and Graduates that join the organisation on a programme which is designed with growth and development in mind, giving young people at the start of their careers with an opportunity to work on exciting projects to help solve some of the world’s most complex defence and security problems. 

About the NE Rowe Award: The Award was established in 1956 by the Council of the Royal Aeronautical Society in honour of the valuable work done by N E Rowe when he was Chairman of the Branches Committee. The aim is to encourage people under the age of 30 to give oral presentations on aeronautical subjects at annual Branch Young Persons’ Lecture Competitions which should be made an enjoyable and worthwhile experience and give the opportunity to be entered in the annual National N E Rowe Award.

About Lockheed Martin UK: Lockheed Martin UK, headquartered in London is the UK-based arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security and aerospace company principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-gb/index.html

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