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Success for placement student at the VolkerFitzpatrick ITP of the Year Awards

23 July 2020

Third-year engineering student, Ruth Wallace, has received an award from engineering and construction company, VolkerFitzpatrick, for her outstanding performance during a placement year.

Ruth, who is working as an Industrial Training Placement (ITP) engineer on the business’ Feltham Depot project, was announced as the winner of this year’s Mark Scarth ITP of the Year Award. The award acknowledges the hard work of talented individuals that have undertaken a placement year within the organisation.

Ruth, who’s placement is part of our Civil Engineering with Year in Industry (MEng) degree, is the first engineer, and the first female, to win the award.

Project manager, Phil Wood, said; “Ruth is diligent, hard-working, and conscientious in everything she does. Not only is Ruth utterly dependable, but she has also excelled and shown herself to be a valuable member of the engineering team we have on-site. I commend her on how adaptable she has been during the pandemic."

The award was introduced by VolkerFitzpatrick, in memory of a colleague Mark Scarth, who sadly passed away in 2018.

Mark spent a huge amount of his time training and most importantly supporting ITPs and graduates. His legacy is the industry-leading graduate programme he worked so hard to establish within the business, and in dedication to his work, the annual Mark Scarth ITP of the Year Award recognises the development and achievements of an ITP student.

Congratulations go out to Ruth from everyone at the School of Engineering for all her hard work.

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