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.”
Professor Debra Humphris, the University of Brighton’s Vice-Chancellor, met the graduates at Gatwick. She said: “David and Quico are a credit to the University of Brighton and the education that has prepared them for these roles in such an ambitious development. Our emphasis on the combination of discovery, knowledge and practice is at the core of studying at Brighton. Whether you are studying pharmacy, nursing or engineering, by the time you go into a job, you are ready for the challenge.”