03 October 2008

Apprenticeship prize to Troels Jeppesen

Industrial technician Troels Jeppesen has received the Metal Industry´s Apprenticeship Prize for an especially well carried out final project and skill through the apprenticeship. The prize will be presented by the Minister for Education, Bertel Haarder, at The Black Diamond on the 3rd of October.

Troels Jeppesen was hired as an industrial technician apprentice in April 2005 at the Niels Bohr Institute workshop at the Rockefeller Complex on Juliane Maries Vej. During his apprenticeship Troels Jeppesen has made a wide range of instruments for astronomical research, including X-shooter, which is an extremely sensitive telescope-instrument, which will be installed in the European Very Large Telescopes, VLT, in Chile. The work is performed with great accuracy and finished on CNC machines and traditional machine tools. Troels Jeppesen received the top mark of 12 for his final project.

The ML Prize is a nationwide prize for apprentices who have completed an education in the metal industry with especially good results and who have been evaluated by the place of apprenticeship, the Technical School or the masters participating in the final test to be deserving of special recognition. The prize is a statuette, which is awarded in the categories gold, silver and bronze.

Since the conclusion of his apprenticeship Troels Jeppesen has been employed at the Niels Bohr Institute and has worked with the construction of the research group Ice and Climate’s new drilling station NEEM in Greenland.