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Local apprentices selected to work on Lincoln Eastern Bypass

Carillion has taken on five new apprentices who will be taking their first steps towards a career in engineering by becoming apprentice Civil Engineering Technicians.

Carillion Apprentices

Eloise Hesnan, Lewis Mount, Nick Scott, Alex Luff and Troy Mulstead

The five were selected from dozens of applicants and will now gain experience by working on Lincoln’s biggest road project in decades.

The apprentices are:

  • Nicholas Scott, 17, from Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln
  • Eloise Hesnan, 17, from Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln
  • Alex Luff, 18, from Grimsby
  • Troy Milstad, 16, from Welton, Lincoln
  • Lewis Mount, 17, from Birchwood, Lincoln

Cllr Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways, commented:

“It’s great knowing that the next generation of civil engineers will be working on a project as important as the Lincoln Eastern Bypass.

“Because the project is so large, there will be plenty of learning opportunities for these local young people to sink their teeth into so that they walk away from this experience with the knowledge necessary to carry their new careers forward.”

Lee Tinkler, Project Director from Carillion, said:

“Our scheme specific apprenticeships were established in 2013 and have proven to be a fantastic success.

“These apprenticeships are an excellent opportunity to launch a career in civil engineering. The apprentices will gain hands-on experience at a project, which will bring lasting benefits to the area while also receiving high-quality training which will lead to valuable qualifications.

“The Lincoln scheme will include significant engineering requirements to construct over rail bridges, viaducts over watercourses, footbridges, earthworks, drainage and surfacing operations.”

Quotes from the apprentices:

Nicholas Scott: “I applied for an apprenticeship because it offered ‘on the job’ training to a high standard with professionals in the civil engineering industry.”

Eloise Hesnan: “I am extremely excited about working on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass. To have the opportunity to work on such a huge project and investment is unbelievable.”

Alex Luff: “This opportunity is life-changing. The job role that I am training for is a career for life.  There are also various opportunities in the construction sector which, once I have completed my apprenticeship and any additional training, I can move on to train and develop in.”

Lewis Mount: “I am looking forward to working on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass as it’s a huge project where there’s loads of opportunities to gain experience and knowledge from the experienced people working it. When the project’s finished, I can look back and think, I built that.”

Troy Milstead: “I’ve always had a passion for civil engineering. This is a chance to be part of a huge project that will help thousands of people in and around Lincoln travel with more ease of access.”

When complete, the bypass will start at a new roundabout on the A15 Sleaford Road and finish at the A158 Wragby Road, connecting with the existing northern relief road and becoming the next step towards creating a complete ring road around the city.

The 7.5km Lincoln Eastern Bypass project is part-funded by a £50m Central Government capital grant and aims to improve Lincoln’s infrastructure, encourage growth, minimise traffic congestion and enhance the inter-city environment.

For more information about Lincoln Eastern Bypass, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/leb.

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