Three Griffiths Apprentices and a Graduate have received recognition from the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Wales at their annual dinner and awards in Cardiff.
Jordan Jarvis and Nibin Lukose were both shortlisted for the Most Promising Apprentice, Paul Williams was shortlisted for the Most Promising Trainee Quantity Surveyor and Laurie Cummings shortlisted for the Most Promising Trainee Civil Engineer (graduate).
Jordan and Nibin have both completed their BTEC Level 3 in Civil Engineering and are currently working towards their Higher National Certificate. Jordan, who was one of our Apprentice Engineers at the recently completed Newtown Bypass Project, was nominated for the increased responsibility he has taken and career progression over the last two years. Jordan is now working on the Southern Link Road Phase 4 in Worcester. Nibin, currently acting as Apprentice Engineer on the Abergavenny Public Realm Improvement Works and numerous other schemes across south-east Wales, was nominated for his ability to work with limited supervision and problem-solving skills out on site.
Paul is an Apprentice Quantity Surveyor working on rail projects and currently working towards a BSc Quantity Surveying course at University of South Wales. Paul has been working on an emergency rail project in Lydney, Gloucestershire, where a cutting had failed onto the railway line., where he has been responsible fort recording and compiling the costs on the project.
Laurie, currently a Graduate Engineer at the Five Mile Lane Project, joined Griffiths as part of our Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme. Having left the Army as a Captain, Laurie already possessed the communication and managerial skills required. His nomination recognised his progress and development using setting out instruments onsite. Laurie has supervised the 70,000m3 earthworks operation and maximised efficiency by utilising GPS machine controls.
All three categories were extremely competitive with at least three other nominations from national Civil Engineering Companies working in Wales. Nibin was first to be announced as the winner of the Most Promising Apprentice, with Jordan a close runner-up. Paul was also named as runner-up in the hotly contested Most Promising Trainee Quantity Surveyor. Finally, Laurie was named winner in a category of six nominations to scoop the Most Promising Trainee Civil Engineer (graduate) Award.
Following the dinner, a delighted Laurie said:
I am pleased to be recognised for my work and would like to thank the other Engineers I work with at the Five Mile Lane Improvement Scheme. From day one they helped and guided me. The award and recognition is a great incentive to continue to progress my career.
Director Huw Llywelyn said:
Paul and Laurie have all done Griffiths proud. All four thoroughly deserved recognition for their progress and career development over the past year.
Griffiths is committed to employing young people who demonstrate commitment, enthusiasm and a desire to progress their careers. Through our Apprentice+ Development Programme we are offering earn-as-you-learn employment opportunities which will hopefully lead to long and successful careers in the civil engineering industry.