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Students honoured in National Construction Awards

Construction Awards Ceremony- CITB-ConstructionSkills and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Three students who achieved the Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (C&BE) have been rewarded for their academic performance, in an awards scheme run by CITB-ConstructionSkills and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

At a national ceremony held in London and hosted by John Sisk & Son Ltd on Wednesday, 17 October, Eric Haskins from Dorset, Rhys Hooks from Woking and Calum Maynard from Guilford all received a trophy and prize money supplied by the CIOB, as part of the Rewarding Diplomas Awards.

Calum scooped £600 for achieving the highest grade in the country for the Advanced qualification, while Rhys and Eric collected £300 and £100 respectively for their achievements at the Higher and Foundation levels of the qualification.

Calum, who studied at Guilford College, was delighted with his prize. He said:

“I’ve always fancied a career in construction, so studying the Diploma in C&BE was a great step towards achieving this goal. I learned a huge amount – not just the theory of how to go about different aspects of the industry, but loads of practical examples, too.”

The Rewarding Diplomas Awards were created by the Diploma in C&BE Partnership to demonstrate the qualification’s continued success since its inception in 2008. The Diploma in C&BE is a bespoke qualification for the construction industry, combining practical skills development with technical knowledge.

Roy Cavanagh MBE, chair of the Diploma in C&BE Partnership, explained:

“The Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment has been vital to supporting young talent in the UK construction industry since its inception in 2008. As well as providing young people with the skills and knowledge they need to enter the construction industry, it has also been a valuable qualification for employers – ensuring they have an even bigger pool of talent to recruit from. All this helps bring new blood to the UK construction industry.”

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