19 year old, Hartlepool College Civil Engineering Apprentice, Lewis Hunt, who works for Seymour Civil Engineering is seen as one of the rising stars by his company. Site engineer and management trainee apprentice; Lewis is the youngest apprentice with Seymour's and he’s currently working on the Port of Tyne Container Improvement scheme where his responsibilities include planning, coordinating and supervising all technical aspects of the works.
Lewis has been an apprentice at Seymour for three years and chose to undertake civil engineering as his focus two years ago after spending the first year benefiting from spending time within each department which provided him with a unique understanding of all business functions.
He said: "It's a fantastic opportunity and it shows that apprenticeships in this industry give you the best start. I try my absolute best and learn so much from the many different roles I have on-site.”I started my apprenticeship at Hartlepool College of Further Education, which was brilliant, working in the Seymour offices, then moved to working outside where I have learnt so much already and has helped me with my academic studies."
John Cartwright, Head of Construction & the Built Environment here at Hartlepool College commented, “Lewis has been a model student and he has worked hard throughout his apprenticeship. He is now getting the rewards for his positive attitude.The college values its relationship with Seymour Civil Engineering. It’s a local firm, a champion of apprenticeships and believing they have a vital role in the future of industry.”