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Mott MacDonald's Jamie Radford named Graduate of the Year

Mott MacDonald graduate civil engineer Jamie Radford has been named NCE Graduate of the Year.

Overall winner, 24 year old Radford from Cambridge University and now with Mott MacDonald, was handed a £1,500 cheque and a specially crafted trophy by chairman of judges NCE editor Antony Oliver at the awards lunch at the ICE this afternoon.

“Confident, inspirational and well balanced without any arrogance,” said the judges. “He ticks all the right boxes.”

Radford beat off competition from five other young finalists who had won through from a record 115 worldwide entries to each face gruelling interviews from a panel of 17 senior directors from the awards’ sponsoring companies.

All six were regarded as winners and were rewarded with a share of the record £,4000 prize pot.

Runner-up Stephen Thompson from Arup and Bristol University received £700 and the four highly commended finalists each took home £350.

The 2012 Awards are sponsored by: Aecom, Amey, Arup, Atkins, BAA, Balfour Beatty, Black & Veatch, Capita Symonds, The Institution of Civil Engineers, Laing O’Rourke, Mott MacDonald, MWH, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Peter Brett Associates, Thames Water, Transport for London and URS 

Next year’s awards will be open to civil engineers who graduated this year, 2012, and the competition will be launched late June 2013.

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