Young People Celebrate Civil Engineering Success at CECA South West Awards
Five young people have been recognised for their exceptional talent and commitment at the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) South West Training Awards, held in Torquay.
Conner Kearey, from Tavistock, who works for the Gilpin Demolition Group alongside Plymouth university studies, was named the south west’s most promising trainee civil engineer.
Abigale Davies, from Bridgwater, who works for BAM Nuttall, received the award as the south west’s most talented civil engineering trainee quantity surveyor.
James Morris, from Langford in Somerset, who works for Alun Griffiths (Contractors), won the most promising civil engineering apprentice award.
Molly McMaster, from Southsea, received the CECA University of Bath industrial placement award for her outstanding performance during a placement year with Interserve Construction.
Thomas Yates, from Winchester, was named CECA’s top Plymouth University student for his achievements during a placement year with Avon Construction.
Paul Santer, CECA South West Regional Director, said that the success of the winners highlighted the opportunities available for young people in civil engineering.
He said: “Each of the winners is an inspiration to others of their generation looking for a career that is well paid, different every day and which rewards talent. We need more bright, enthusiastic young people to join our construction industry, to bring new skills and fresh ideas and to play a part in building the UK infrastructure fundamental to future prosperity.”
The CECA South West Training Awards are presented annually to trainee civil engineers and apprentices in recognition of exceptional performance. In recognition of their success, each winner received a trophy and cheque for £500 from Dave Ellis, Chairman of CECA South West, at the awards ceremony in Torquay.
Photo caption: The CECA South West Training Awards’ winners pictured with Dave Ellis, Chairman of CECA (SW).
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