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Search for brightest engineering talent in South West

20 February 2020

The future stars of civil engineering are being recognised as part of an award scheme by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) South West, aimed at recognising and rewarding outstanding talent in the profession.

Search for brightest engineering talent in South West

Nominations are being sought for Graduate of the Year and Apprentice of the Year, as part of ICE’s prestigious South West Civil Engineering Awards 2020.

Miranda Housden, ICE South West Regional Director, said:

“We want to celebrate the talented and committed individuals in the early stages of their careers as civil engineers. These are the people who will go on to deliver the key infrastructure and engineering projects that will shape our region in years to come. Growing future talent in the profession is one of our core objectives at ICE and these awards are a fantastic way to recognise the achievements of graduates and apprentices across the South West.”

The individual award categories are open to ICE graduate members or individuals studying a civil engineering apprenticeship in the South West. It’s free to enter and nominations can be made by the individual themselves or by another ICE member on behalf of a graduate or apprentice.

Last year’s winner of Graduate of the Year Award was Rosheena Jugdhurry (pictured), a civil engineer working for Arup in Bristol. She’s since gone on to become ICE South West’s Diversity Representative. She said:

“It was incredible to receive the ICE South West Graduate of the Year Award which motivated me to further my efforts in bringing positive change to the industry. I’m very proud of the work that we do at Arup and I think the awards are a great opportunity to recognise all the great work that civil engineers do. Working with ICE South West as a diversity representative has also been incredibly rewarding. We need to break down the barriers that exist within the industry to make sure we all have the same opportunities and feel valued and included.

Apprentice of the Year 2019 was won by Elizabeth Tripptree, a graduate apprentice in civil engineering at Stantec in Bristol. Judges were impressed by her volunteering efforts in Borneo where she helped to build classrooms, shower facilities and flood defences.

The deadline for entries is Monday, 2 March 2020. The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony hosted by writer and broadcaster, Judi Spiers at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel on Thursday 2 July 2020.

Nomination forms are available via the ICE South West website at

  • Lidia Pearce, communications lead at ICE South West