Ossila's Student Employees Win Regional SEOTY Award

Posted on Thu, May 17, 2018 by Ashley Wong

We are happy to announce that two of our student employees - Máté Lukacs & Dhilan Devadasan - have won a Regional award for Student Employee of the Year in the Commercial Impact category!


Ossila's Student Employee of the Year winners (Mate & Dhilan, centre)
Regional Student Employee of the Year winners Máté & Dhilan (centre) with Ian (L) & Ashley (R) from Ossila.


The Student Employee of the Year Awards (SEOTY) have been held annually in the UK since 2002. They are the UK's largest student awards, recognising the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who excel at combining their studies and part-time work responsibilities. To show our support for Dhilan & Máté, several members of the Ossila team attended the 2018 Sheffield SEOTY Celebration Awards at the University of Sheffield on the 15th of May 2018.


Dhilan & Máté are a team of Manufacturing Engineers at Ossila. Initially, they were hired as Workshop Assistants. However, their extraordinary appetite for efficiency completely reformulated their original roles, as well as how the manufacturing team has operated since they started working here.


Dhilan & Máté, Student Employee of the Year 2018 winners from Ossila
Dhilan & Máté with their certificates.


They have brought about significant positive changes to the processes they work with, and this has contributed to the company's growth. It is for this reason that they have won the SEOTY Award for Commercial Impact in the North East UK region. Winning at the Regional level means that they will go on to compete at the National SEOTY Awards, which will be held this summer.


Dhilan & Mate being interviewed after winning Student Employee of the Year 2018 for the North East Region
Kate from the University of Sheffield interviews Dhilan & Máté after they win Student Employee of the Year 2018 for the North East Region.


Heartiest congratulations to Máté & Dhilan! Everyone at Ossila is extremely proud of their success, and we are fully confident that they will continue to achieve great things after graduation. All of our student employees are brilliant and we cannot thank them enough for their dedication and hard work. We hope to carry on providing job opportunities for students to help them develop crucial skills for the working world!



Author: Ashley Wong

Hailing from a Psychology background, Ashley has an MSc in Organizational/Work Psychology from the Sheffield University Management School. Prior to joining Ossila, Ashley worked with two multi-national organizations, researching emotional labour in the life insurance industry. In 2017, she successfully led the process of writing & applying for a prestigious Institute of Physics Business Innovation Award, which resulted in Ossila winning its first-ever industrial award.