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Better for Amey As Kleiman Wins Most Promising Technician Award

James Kleinman

Amey apprentice James Kleiman has been awarded Most Promising Technician at the annual Civil Engineering Contraction Association (CECA) Scotland awards.

Kleiman joined Amey through the apprenticeship programme in September 2016, focusing on civil engineering after attending business college where he was studying computer science.

He was awarded Most Promising Technician at the CECA Awards for the work he has achieved on projects with both the Scotland Highways and Forth Road Bridge teams. His responsibilities have included representing the maintenance contract department at meetings and business events, utilising his knowledge and experience in computer science to create more efficient systems as well as playing a role in enforcing statutory health and safety requirements.

Kleiman said: “I’m very proud to have won the award and it personally means a lot. I feel that the last 18 months with Amey have been a fantastic opportunity for me. I hope that the award will represent the first step in a successful career with Amey.”

Kenny Kerr, Amey’s Director for Strategic Highways in Scotland, said: “James is highly regarded amongst the team and is frequently asked for assistance and help in areas that he is most knowledgeable. He is committed to the apprenticeship programme and to his personal development. He is an asset to our team and has a bright future in civil engineering ahead of him.”

Alongside his apprenticeship commitments, James is currently working on an internal qualification to become a front-line manager. He is also actively involved with internal initiatives, taking on the role as an Amey Change Maker that looks to provide insight on areas for improvement, as well as the role of a Mental Health Ambassador, providing information, training and guidance to staff should they need support across a variety of issues.

Picture: James Kleinman

Article written by Cathryn Ellis

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