Former MEng Civil Engineering student, Mike Frazer, has become one of six finalists for the prestigious New Civil Engineer (NCE) Graduate of the Year Award.
The NCE shortlisting is based on Mike’s experiences, achievements and work over the last few years.
“I was assessed on my university experience and achievements (academic and extra-curricular) and work experience, and had to complete two essay style questions, and explain why I became a civil engineer,” Mike explains. “Being shortlisted is, for me, an amazing achievement which gives me more momentum to continue pushing myself forward in the future.”
Now working at infrastructure provider company Amey, Mike is responsible for the site supervision of two construction sites, comprising the design and analysis of schemes ranging from cycleways to trunk roads and scheme management. He is also Chair of the local Graduate and Apprentice Group, and editor of the business’ office newsletter.
"[Mike's] ... ability to enthuse and motivate others, plus his fantastic organisational skills, made him the ideal group design team leader"
- Mr Colin Howard, former Director of Civil and Environmental Engineering undergraduate programmes
“I am truly delighted to see Mike shortlisted for the award,” said former Director of Civil and Environmental Engineering undergraduate programmes, Mr Colin Howard. “He really did made his mark whilst on the programme – his ability to enthuse and motivate others, plus his fantastic organisational skills, made him the ideal group design team leader.
“Engineering is about generating new ideas and making them work. Mike is never short of a new idea and his energy means that he often gets it to work. I am therefore not at all surprised to see him nominated for this prestigious award as NCE/ICE Graduate of the Year.”
Mike has received a 'Highly Commended' award for his work in the field.