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HPF Shortlisted for ‘Graduate Initiative of the Year’

Hurley Palmer Flatt has been selected as a finalist in the ‘Graduate Initiative of the Year category of the 2018 Construction News Talent Awards.

Throughout 2017 and going into 2018, there has been an extensive investment for on-going learning, training and development; this includes our long standing bespoke and innovative internal development schemes here at Hurley Palmer Flatt. As a growing company we are transforming along with the digital era of engineering, by pioneering our graduate scheme as well as our extensive training programmes we continually improve the opportunity for new engineers. We take our expertise and innovation to another level by going beyond engineering.

Since 2014, HPF Group has run a Graduate and Training Engineering Solutions (GATES) scheme each year; as of today, we have more than twenty graduates who have successfully joined the scheme and gained a fully immersive experience within building services engineering. Our GATES scheme aims to deliver a learning and development path providing our graduates with the chance to work with internal and external design teams, being innovative, and analytical, whilst increasing their skill set. Some of our graduates have been recognised by key awarding bodies for their achievements and potential through working here at Hurley Palmer Flatt.

Hurley Palmer Flatt graduates have surpassed our expectations by developing their career and skill sets, which have been applied on multiple projects, in the delivery of building services. From this we are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for Construction News 2018 ‘Graduate Initiative of the Year Award’. Our vision has been to add value beyond engineering, we encourage, support and provide opportunities by building and encouraging our graduates.

Construction News are now in their third year, these awards are about rewarding individuals and teams who work so hard to attract and retain the best talent.

Construction News editor Tom Fitzpatrick said:

“We’ve based these awards around the values CN campaigns for, such as diversity, health & wellbeing and skills. This year’s shortlisted companies and individuals are going the extra mile to make construction an industry to be proud of.

“It’s also great to see the diverse shortlist for our Inspire Me award, which is part of our industry campaign this year, recognising the people who are striving to improve gender diversity.

“Our judges now have the unenviable task of picking our winners. Congratulations and good luck to all those who are shortlisted.”

The winners will be announced at a glamorous awards ceremony at the Park Plaza London Riverbank on 21 November.