JUNIOR software engineer Dilani Selvanathan, from Northolt, was last night (2) awarded a Young Woman Engineer of the Year honour.

Dilani, 22, who works at Herotech8, won the Mary George Memorial Prize for Apprentices, awarded by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

She is a STEM Ambassador and has given online interactive sessions at primary schools.

The Mary George Memorial Prize is given to a young woman apprentice who shows great promise and potential and is tipped to be one of tomorrow’s leaders in engineering.

She said: “I’m looking forward to using this platform, to reach more people and make a difference nationwide, maybe even worldwide!”