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Commended By Crossrail

31 March 2015

Costain’s Luc Williams, Apprentice Civil Engineer and Lee Piper, Works Superintendent from the Paddington Crossrail station project, were both recently highly commended at the annual Crossrail Apprentice Awards.

The prestigious Apprentice Awards took place in Glaziers Hall, London Bridge. 

Crossrail recently exceeded its target of creating 400 apprenticeships during the construction of the railway and celebrated the success of the programme, its leadership and the young people at a packed out event. Record numbers of nominations were received and the winners were chosen by a judging panel led by Crossrail Chairman, Terry Morgan. With stiff competition to win each category, a runner up was awarded the accolade of ‘highly commended’.

Luc was highly commended as Civil Engineering Advanced Level Apprentice of the year and Lee as Apprentice Advocate of the year for his work in supporting the 29 apprentices that have worked on the Paddington station project.

Costain Programme Director, Lee Davies, said: “It was good to see so many young people recognised from our Crossrail projects. In total from our Joint Ventures we had over 30 apprentices attend the event, with 14 from Costain’s programme. Congratulations go to Lee Piper and to Luc Williams both are part of our team at C405 Paddington Station and their awards are richly deserved.”

Crossrail Chairman, Terry Morgan, said: “Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who was nominated. Crossrail is much more than a railway; it is about leaving a lasting skills legacy to help the UK deliver the projects of the future. This would not be possible without the support and commitment from our apprentices and contractors and the record number of nominations shows their hard work and success is recognised across the industry.”



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