Class of 2018: Caterpillar roll out talented graduate

Helen Hopper, Amy Black and Kym Drady

Published on 10 July 2018

Amy Black, from Billingham, is the recipient of this year’s Caterpillar Award, after her exceptional performance on the BA Business and Applied Human Resources Management course at the University of Sunderland. Now Amy is looking to take her career to the next level with a Masters degree.

The Caterpillar award recognises significant achievement across a range of activities, including a good level of academic achievement, as well as having an excellent attitude towards the course.

Amy, 22, received the highest score of all students studying Human Resources at the University to claim the award. She says: “I’ve really enjoyed my time at Sunderland. I opted to do a work placement during my third year at university at Cummins Emission Solutions, which really helped me build upon my experience, skills and confidence.”

Amy is working in HR throughout the summer, and planning to begin a Masters in Human Resource Management in October. 

The Award was presented by Helen Hopper, Employee Services Manager at Caterpillar. Helen is herself a graduate of Human Resources Management at the University. 

She said: “Good attitude, hard work and a desire to succeed is a great recipe for any student to be successful in their career and lifelong ambitions.