The winners of the ITS (UK) Apprentice Essay winners have received their awards from the Societys President, Steven Norris, at a ceremony in London.
Dan Johnson won the award with his driverless vehicle essay Chummy Saves Christmas, based on the children’s TV show “Brum”.
Dan, Apprentice Transport Planning Technician at Suffolk County Council and Leeds College of Building, said, “I’m thrilled to have won such an award at such an early stage in my development as a Transport Planner, and am very grateful to have had the opportunity and encouragement to take part. It’s really excited me about the prospects of my journey ahead and I hope that I can follow on from this success.”
Joel Shevlin, Apprentice Transport Planner at Atkins in Manchester was runner up for his essay on tidal flow.
Steven Norris commented, “It is vitally important to encourage and recognise talent in the next generation of transport professionals and again ITS (UK) is a leader by running this competition. Thanks also go to SMART Highways magazine for their support.”
The award was judged by ITS (UK) Secretary General Jennie Martin, Young Professionals’ Director Ian Faddy-Widmann of Amey and SMART Highways magazine editor Paul Hutton.
You can read the winner and runner up here: http://flickread.com/edition/html/5a942be607a9e#71
The picture shows: (left to right) Ian Faddy-Widmann of Arup, Paul Horne of Suffolk County Council, Steven Norris, Joel Shevlin of Atkins, and Paul Firmin of Leeds College of Building. Picture credit: Marcus van Lyden