Jamie is an ICE-cool scholar
CNWL apprentice Jamie Ashman is awarded a prestigious Quest Technician scholarship by the ICE.
Jamie Ashman (pictured left) is an Apprentice with Laing O’Rourke, studying for the Level 3 Construction and Built Environment qualification with CNWL one day per week.
With support from his college tutor Tom Jones (pictured right), and his employer, Jamie applied for a ‘Quest’ scholarship through ICE (The Institution of Civil Engineering). He was successful and now receives a £1500 scholarship to help him develop his career. “As well as sorting out my Level 4 education, this scholarship will help me fulfil a professional ambition to visit the Oresund Bridge in Sweden. The bridge is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe and is an inspiring example of transport engineering.”
As an apprentice, Jamie is at the beginning of his career but he is already working on exciting projects including ticket halls and tunnelling on the Crossrail project. “What we learn in the classroom helps with work and I have been given big responsibilities such as setting out, which means translating what is shown on plans onto the actual site and using the latest construction technology.”
Tutor Tom Jones, said: "The ICE scholarship is a great achievement for Jamie as only four such awards are made in the south-east region every year. We are very proud of him and look forward to seeing him succeed in the career and education.” Jamie becomes the seventh CNWL student to be awarded an ICE scholarship over the past few years.