GRAHAM has honoured an up-and-coming young civil engineer with an award for his outstanding performance. The Harry McMullen award is presented to the most outstanding civil engineering student during their industrial placement year with GRAHAM.
The annual award is in memory of respected colleague Harry McMullen, who was a positive influence and mentor to many young aspiring engineers, throughout his 40-year career with the company.
Held at GRAHAM headquarters this year’s deserving recipient was Benjamin Hodgson – an enthusiastic student who is passionate about civil engineering.
Studying MEng in Civil Engineering at University of Liverpool, Benjamin had the opportunity to contribute to the M25 junction 28 Improvements Scheme. This hands-on experience not only enriched his knowledge but also fuelled his passion for the civil engineering industry.
Leo Martin, Managing Director of Civil Engineering said:
"Harry was a valued and respected colleague who was always willing to provide sound advice and guidance particularly to younger colleagues - Benjamin has demonstrated qualities that Harry would have admired.
Benjamin is passionate about Civil Engineering, ambitious and focused about his career. He has good technical knowledge with developed opinions and an enthusiasm for learning.
We offer our congratulations on his momentous achievement. We wish him well with his studies and look forward to him developing his career with GRAHAM in the future."
Expressing his thanks upon receiving the award, Benjamin Hodgson said:
“I would like to thank GRAHAM for this opportunity, and I’m excited about my future within the company. The hands-on experience while working on the M25 junction 28 scheme has not only developed my technical knowledge but solidified my passion for civil engineering”.
At GRAHAM, we are committed to supporting emerging young talent, nurturing their development to be successful in an environment characterised by change and innovation.
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