Ozak Esu shortlisted in the Construction Youth Trust-The Duke of Gloucester’s Young Achievers Scheme 2016 Share this article

Ozak Esu, Graduate Electrical Engineer, has been shortlisted in the Engineering Category of the Construction Youth Trust – The Duke of Gloucester’s Young Achievers Scheme 2016.  

The Duke of Gloucester’s Young Achievers Scheme is an opportunity for exceptional young professionals in the construction industry to be commended and celebrated for their achievements. The judges look for young professionals who have achieved excellence in their career to date and excelled in a technical specialism. They also look for those who have helped others in the wider community, gone the extra mile to promote engineering as a career and inspire other young people.

Ozak was nominated for the award by Chloe Agg, Senior Engineer at Cundall and a previous recipient of the award.

Extracts from Chloe’s nomination statement:

“Ozak is a very dedicated engineer. She has been with Cundall for a year now, and in that time she has grasped every possible opportunity to learn what has come her way. She devotes long hours to getting work completed to a very high standard, and to learning more about every task so that she can develop each day. Everything she is given to do she does very well and seeks out more to do all the time.

Alongside all of this, Ozak has also just completed her PhD at Loughborough University whilst working for Cundall, demonstrating her dedication to furthering herself, the company and the industry. Additionally, she also gives up a great deal of her own time to STEM activities; giving occasional talks in schools as a STEM Ambassador but more frequently acting as a free mentor and tutor to both high flyers with an interest in engineering & construction (e.g. Arkwright Scholars), and to students who are struggling with STEM subjects (e.g. via The Access Project).

In summary, Ozak is an intelligent, passionate engineer who as well as doing an excellent job in the office each day, devotes much of her own time to bettering herself and most importantly to improving the outlook of youngsters entering engineering and construction.”

The winners will receive cash prizes and a unique development opportunity through the Trust with a one year mentoring programme to enable them to make an even greater impact in the years to come. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 10th March 2016 at the UnderGlobe, London. 



26 Jan 2016

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