£250 win for top Suffolk civil engineering student


Civil engineering student Neil Thompson from Bury St Edmunds has won the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) East of England Best Technician Student Award.

Neil, who iworks for Skanska in Ipswich, studied part-time at Anglia Ruskin University. The annual award is made using nominations from course tutors.

Apart from the cash prize Neil also received a shield and certificate which were presented at the Skanska Ipswich office last Thursday (28 Feb) by ICE Suffolk Branch Chairman Peter Wyllie.

Peter said: “It was great to meet Neil who is dedicated and progressing to complete the honours degree There is a shortage of civil engineers entering the profession and with this being National Apprenticeship Week (4-8 March) we hope to attract more interest in this fantastic career.”

Neil admitted it is quite a commitment especially with a young family but he is finding the challenge worth the effort and thoroughly enjoying his job.

His manager Chris Hubbard said: “This is great recognition for Neil, who is a valuable member of the team. We’re delighted to support his development and I believe we can offer some great opportunities for his career here at Skanska.”

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