Amey Forth Bridges Apprentice Wins CECA Scotland Award
Amey Highways’ Chris Scappaticcio has won the prestigious ‘Most Promising Apprentice’ award from CECA Scotland.
Chris, who works for Amey Highways as part of Transport Scotland’s Forth Bridges Unit, was formally presented with the award and a prize of £500 at a glittering ceremony in Glasgow attended by almost 600 industry guests.
CECA Scotland is the trade body for Scotland’s civil engineering contractors. This was the 23rd year of its awards, which are held to celebrate Scotland’s most promising civil engineers.
Accepting the award, Chris explained his career path: “I started off in college. I was going to do my NC in welding and go to Babcock to become a welder. Whilst I was there, the tutors told us about Amey taking on apprentices. I looked into it and it was more down my street for the civils side of things, so I took it on. The only worry I had was my age, because I’m 30, but in fact my age wasn’t a concern. I got on well with the guys and it was brilliant. I’ve not looked back since!”
Rab Bell, Chair of CECA Scotland said: "Our awards are going from strength to strength, reflecting the huge amount of talent in our industry. This year we had a record number of entries, making it a particularly difficult decision for our judging panel.”