A University of Plymouth student has received a Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Young Achiever Award for the quality of his work during a placement year in industry.
Harry Blannin undertook the placement with Teignmouth Maritime Services Ltd (TMS) as part of his MEng Civil and Coastal Engineering degree course at the University of Plymouth.
It enabled him to work on projects all over the UK, including the Noss Marina Control Building Overwater Foundations on the River Dart, Glasgow Deep Water Berth Alterations, Portsmouth Fountain Lake Capital Dredging, and Stonehaven Harbour Wall Repairs in Aberdeenshire.
Towards the end of the placement, TMS decided they were so pleased with Harry’s performance that he was offered a graduate job offer when he completes his course.
Harry received his CECA South West Young Achiever Awards at a recent ceremony, with the awards presented annually in recognition of exceptional performance. Each winner receives a trophy and cheque for £500.
Speaking at the presentation in Torquay, Phil Ramsden, Chair, CECA (South West), said:
“Throughout his placement, Harry was presented with, and overcame, some incredible challenges, gaining valuable experience on which to build a successful career in civil engineering. There are huge opportunities opening up in our industry for college leavers, graduates and people looking for a change of career, with more than a dozen major infrastructure projects due to start in the South West over the next year or so. Now is a great time to be joining our industry.”