Date 18 Jan 2024
Galliford Try’s Callum Finch has become the first Nottingham Trent University graduate to successfully complete the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Professional Review End Point Assessment (EPA) and Civil Engineer Non-Integrated Degree Apprenticeship.
Having joined Galliford Try in 2016, Callum has continued to expand his knowledge and experience being exposed to the different options available through Galliford Try’s award-winning Early Careers programme. He opted to pursue a Degree Apprenticeship, and worked part-time while studying at college before moving on to Nottingham Trent University, where he was able to finish his Degree Apprenticeship, graduating in 2022.
Throughout this time, Callum worked on various highways schemes, which allowed him to experience a wide range of activities and job roles, learning the technical side of the schemes, as well as being exposed to the programming and sequencing of each phase.
As part of the Galliford Try programme, Callum was given an experiential secondment to the preconstruction team, enabling him to discover his niche and make a permanent move from a technical-based role into the Planning Team, where he currently works.
Callum will now join the ICE as an Incorporated Engineer, while continuing his journey with Galliford Try as an Assistant Planner.
Callum said: “I am delighted to have passed my Professional Review, and to be able to say I am an Incorporated Engineer and Member of the ICE with a completed Degree Apprenticeship. To be the first to have achieved this at NTU is the icing on the cake. I’d like to thank Alison Chippington, Helen Nurrish, Craig Savidge, Charis Finch and my parents for the help and support they have provided over the years during my degree and post my degree in getting my ICE IEng status over the line.”
David Lowery, Managing Director for Galliford Try’s Infrastructure business, said: "Congratulations to Callum on his outstanding achievement, he has demonstrated a great deal of perseverance in pursuit of his goals. He has always been open to new challenges and professional experiences, maintaining a high level of professionalism while progressing his academic career. Callum has a bright future ahead and I wish him all the best for his future with Galliford Try.”
Matthew Newman, Course Leader for the Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship at Nottingham Trent University, added: “Many congratulations to Callum who has worked very hard towards this goal over the past years – it is a great achievement and very well deserved. He becomes our first Civil Engineer Degree Apprentice to complete the End Point Assessment achieving BEng (hons) IEng MICE as a result, as well as a wealth of experience in the industry and we wish him all the very best in his ongoing career.”
Galliford Try is proud to be an ICE Approved Employer.