For the second year running a Stephenson College apprentice has been named ‘Most Promising Trainee Civil Engineer’ by The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) after being nominated by peers while on his work placement.
First year BAM Nuttall Apprentice Jamie McCann, who works as an Apprentice Civil Engineer at Melgarve in the Cairngorms was named 'Most Promising Trainee Civil Engineer' at an awards ceremony in March.
The Most Promising Trainee Civil Engineer award recognises professional advancement, potential, dedication to their role and continued learning throughout the duration of their apprenticeship.
Jamie, who is 19 and from Baillieston, Glasgow, decided he wanted the practical, hands-on experience of taking an apprenticeship ahead of the theory he would learn at university, and is now carving out a successful career in civil engineering for himself.
Jamie says: “I chose an apprenticeship in Civil Engineering because I realised that it would be a better when it comes down to being experienced and also I wouldn't need to worry about part time jobs to get me through it.
“I get a lot of time on site, learning how to put theory into practical work. The opportunity I wouldn't get if I was doing a University degree.”
Last year former Stephenson College apprentice, 24-year-old Jenny Nicolson received the award while working as an apprentice at Loch Buidhe substation run as a BAM Nuttall and Siemens joint venture in the Scottish Highlands.