Seymour Civil Engineering delivers civil engineering and infrastructure services across the North East. Founded in 1978, their services include drainage, wastewater rehabilitation, urban renewal and environmental improvements.
The Hartlepool engineering company is building upon the foundations of a fantastic year for the company with award wins and nominations.
Seymour has also been shortlisted for the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Award and Project of the Year at the CENE Awards 2017 for flood alleviation work the company undertook at Brunton Park in Northumberland. The Brunton Park project is also nominated at the Construction News Awards, and was nominated at the RICS North East Awards.
These nominations continue the trend of a brilliant year as Managing Director Kevin Byrne won Business Leader of the Year at the 2017 Hartlepool Business Awards and Seymour won both Health & Safety Company of the Year and Training Company of the Year at last year’s CECA North East Awards.
Seymour saw more nominations for two of its trainees. Ella Foord, from Whitby, was nominated as Higher Education Student of the Year and Will
Wood, from Hartlepool, was nominated for the Further Education Student of the Year at this year’s Constructing Excellence, Generation 4 Change Awards.
The awards specifically recognise students who stand out from the crowd by demonstrating outstanding achievement, high skill or an excellent academic record whilst simultaneously working as part of an organisation.
Ella, works as a trainee estimator at Seymour, and is undertaking a degree in Quantity Surveying at Northumbria University, and Will works as an engineer and is studying for a Civil Engineering HNC at Teesside University.
Will said: “I like the fact Seymour encourages you to go through education as well as work. They don’t treat Ella or me like trainees and trust us with responsibilities and are constantly pushing us to achieve, giving us the motivation and encouragement to improve.
“The confidence Seymour has in us is proven by the fact we have been nominated for this award.
“Without them acknowledging the fact that we try to work to the best of our abilities and go the extra mile both in work and in education, we wouldn’t have been shortlisted.”
Ella joined the company in 2014 and is currently enjoying working on a range of exciting projects.
She explained: “The best part of the job is working with new construction techniques and learning about the many different aspects of construction and civil engineering.”
Ella is a keen advocate of training on the job whilst improving her knowledge and recommends others consider apprenticeships and further education courses to continually expand their mind and advance their career prospects.
She added: “My training scheme offers me the valuable experience needed to do the job and young people may be able to get their degree paid for by the company they work for, and be nominated for great awards, like I have!
“Young people should have a keen interest in the area they want to go in. I was interested in mathematics and construction and I love the show Grand Designs so I love my position here.
“My advice would be to get into something like a training scheme. It’s a great opportunity if you can return the dedication to the role that your company gives you.”