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She left Greece because of the economic crisis; now she is employee of the year

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Eva Boti says engineering is regarded as a prestigious career in her home country, where economic conditions have plummeted.

A greek engineer forced to work overseas as her home country took an economic nosedive has been crowned employee of the year at a leading North East company.

Electric vehicle control specialist Sevcon, in Gateshead, has struggled to secure a pipeline of skilled UK staff to support its rapid growth and future ambitions.

Just over two years ago, management were introduced to Greek national Eva Boti while she was completing an MSc in mechatronics at Newcastle University.

Ms Boti was recruited as an applications engineer and has progressed quickly at the Team Valley company, culminating in her being recognised as Employee of the Year for 2015.

Ms Boti, who is 28, said: "I was very surprised to get the award as this was only my second full year with the company.

"I have tried my best over the last two years and this award is great recognition from the company.

"Being an engineer in Greece is a very prestigious job; it's up there with being a doctor and is a good career.

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Source: Chronicle Live

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