CECA Scotland Awards

Celebrating the most promising new talent in civil engineering

Our Most Promising awards were presented to five talented young people at the CECA Scotland dinner in Glasgow on 31 March 2022. You can view photos from the evening on our Flickr page.

The CECA Scotland annual dinner is one of our industry’s biggest events of of the year when civil engineering contractors join together with local and national decision-makers as well as senior figures from public sector infrastructure clients. We are proud to use this significant platform to promote the next generation and showcase the most promising young people who have chosen to pursue a career in our industry.

There are four different categories and the winners each received a certificate and a £500 prize presented by comedian and author Dominic Holland. The judges were so impressed with the quality of entries this year that they decided to offer two prizes in the New Entrant Civil Engineer category. The nominations for next year’s Most Promising awards will open in November 2022.

Most Promising Apprentice

Any apprentice, who is currently undertaking, or has completed during the last 18 months, a Construction Apprenticeship programme and is employed by a member of CECA Scotland in the civil engineering contracting industry. There is no age limit. This award focuses on candidates undertaking apprenticeships in general construction operations, highways maintenance, road building, plant operations and plant maintenance.

Most Promising Technician

Any Technician, who is currently undertaking (or has completed during the last 24 months) a foundation, modern or graduate level apprenticeship programme and is employed by a member of CECA Scotland in the civil engineering contracting industry. The Technician must be working within the sector but the apprenticeship need not necessarily be construction related.  There is no age limit.

Most Promising Trainee Quantity Surveyor

Any Trainee Quantity Surveyor, excluding Technicians, who is being supported by their employer while working towards a recognised quantity surveying qualification (or who has completed such a qualification during the last 24 months). The Trainee must have joined the industry within the last four years, be employed by a member of CECA Scotland in the civil engineering contracting industry, but can be either site or office based.

Most Promising New Entrant Civil Engineer

Any Engineer, excluding Technicians, who is being supported by their employer while working towards a recognised civil engineering qualification.  This is not restricted to those who are on an ICE company training scheme or similar. The Trainee must have joined the industry within the last four years, be employed by a member of CECA Scotland in the Civil Engineering Contracting industry but can be either site or office based.

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