Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that four of its employees have been honoured in the Engineering Construction Industry Training and Development Awards.

Nicky Mason won the Women in Engineering Award and Heather Smith was named National Apprentice of the Year at a ceremony in Manchester, UK.

We are very pleased that the hard work of our colleagues has been recognised in these prestigious awards, where we had more finalists than any other company.

Nicky Mason demonstrates talent, tenacity, humility, attention to detail, integrity, and energy to name but a few key traits. She is an inspiration to us all and her energy for betterment and innovation is infectious.

Heather Smith is not only an exceptional apprentice in terms of her ability and dedication, she has also taken on the task of encouraging other young people to follow in her footsteps, which shows great maturity and responsibility.

Jim Lenton, Amec Foster Wheeler Interim President Northern Europe & CIS

Nicky, a Project Delivery Director with an engineering and project management career has been with Amec Foster Wheeler for almost 15 years. She is a role model and has been instrumental in promoting science, technology, engineering and maths in schools and driving change through Amec Foster Wheeler’s diversity and inclusion programme.

Heather Smith joined Amec Foster Wheeler in 2012 as a trainee structural designer. She has worked on a range of complex structures where her ability to efficiently complete her work to a high standard helped Amec Foster Wheeler to maintain its delivery of excellent solutions to customers’ challenges. She has been representing Amec Foster Wheeler at Skills Scotland events where she explains to young people how to embark on careers in engineering design.

Lewis Hadaway was highly commended in the Trade Apprentice category. He recently completed his training as an apprentice project controller in the Engineering Development department of Amec Foster Wheeler’s Clean Energy business. He developed a way of presenting reports which allowed other project controllers to more efficiently manage the time bookings on their project. The reports are in an easy-to-understand format and take much less effort to produce.

Georgia Grimmer, who was highly commended in the Improver of the Year category, joined Amec Foster Wheeler as a technical assistant in 2012, when she was in the second year of a six-year part-time mechanical engineering course at university. At the time, Georgia had no prior experience in industry and was working in a project administration role. She graduated with first class honours this year and is now a piping engineer in Glasgow, where her contribution has been invaluable to the success of the projects she has worked on.