Scots oil workers win top Women in Engineering and National Apprentice awards

Nicky Mason with her Women in Engineering Award.
Nicky Mason with her Women in Engineering Award.
Heather Smith with her National Apprentice of the Year Award.
Heather Smith with her National Apprentice of the Year Award.

Two Scots workers with Amec Foster Wheeler – offshore and onshore oil and gas project services supplier – have won two national awards while another two employees were ‘highly commended’ by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board.

Nicky Mason won the Women in Engineering Award while Heather Smith was named National Apprentice of the Year at a recent ceremony.

Nicky Mason, a Project Delivery Director with an engineering career, has been with AFW for almost 15 years. Based in Aberdeen, she is a role model and has been instrumental in promoting science, technology, engineering and maths in schools and driving change through the company’s diversity and inclusion programme.

Heather Smith joined AFW four years ago as a trainee structural designer and has worked on a range of complex structures. Based in Glasgow, she represents AFW at Skills Scotland events where she explains to young people how to embark on careers in engineering design.

afw-ecitb-awards-georgia-grimmer-receiving-her-award-1In addition, Georgia Grimmer (pictured, left) was highly commended in the Improver of the Year category. She joined AFW as a technical assistant in 2012, when she was in the second year of a six-year part-time mechanical engineering course at university. She graduated with first class honours this year and is now a piping engineer in Glasgow

And Lewis Hadaway was highly commended in the Trade Apprentice category. He recently completed his training as an apprentice project controller in the Engineering Development department of Amec Foster Wheeler’s Clean Energy business.  

Jim Lenton, AFW Interim President (Northern Europe & CIS), said: We are very pleased that the hard work of our colleagues has been recognised in these prestigious awards where we had more finalists than any other company.”

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