A graduate civil engineer who grew up in Dorset has achieved national recognition for a revolutionary transport model.

Jasmine Tombs won the National Emerging Engineers competition hosted by the Institute of Civil Engineers for her the new mode of transport, the Hyperloop.

Faster than an aeroplane, the new transport is powered solely by renewable energy and is designed to be quicker, cheaper and greener then anything before it.

Having seen of regional competition in the south west earlier this year, Jasmine was presented with her award at a ceremony night in London.

On receiving the award, Jasmine spoke to a packed Westminster audience about Hyperloop and how she envisages it change the lives of future generations.

She said: “Presenting at the final of the Emerging Engineer Awards was the culmination of a lot of research and hard work.

“Although I was very nervous beforehand, the experience was amazing and I am honoured to have won. Becoming a civil engineer has been my dream since I was a child.

“Working as a graduate bridge engineer has exceeded my expectations, proving both challenging and rewarding. Having my passion and dedication recognised by the Institution has been the highlight of my year.”

The competition is open to all graduate and student members, entrants are expected to write a paper which must be expertly presented and discussed, as well as be innovative and well written.