A young VINCI Construction UK surveyor has claimed an industry award and a well-earned promotion in the same week.
Jonathon Baylie was presented with the surveying prize at the Duke of Gloucester’s Young Achievers Scheme celebration in London, organised by the Construction Youth Trust.
Open to those under 30 years of age, the awards celebrate the achievements of exceptional young professionals who have achieved excellence in their careers to date and gone the extra mile to promote construction amongst their peers.
Currently working on contracts in the Midlands, Jonathon graduated in 2012 and has since worked tirelessly, both on and off site. In fact, only two years into his professional career, he has already begun duties as an ambassador for the Construction Youth Trust.
Jonathon said of the award: “It is a great honour to be nationally recognised; the award pays dividends for the work I have undertaken so far in my career with Loughborough University, VINCI Construction UK, the Construction Youth Trust and the Prince’s Trust.”
“I see my future involving the commercial management of large building projects where I can influence the design of tomorrow’s buildings. Of course, I owe a special thank you to my parents and partner who have supported me throughout, and to my colleagues at VINCI Construction UK who have acted globally as a great mentor to my development and who are a great supporter of my learning since the age of eighteen.”
Adding to what has already had already been a momentous 24 hours, Jonathon’s career progressed a step further with a promotion to the role of quantity surveyor the following morning.
Also taking part in the celebrations were four other young members of the VINCI Construction UK team – Phil Davies, Marina Ryan, Aman Chalal and Jonathan Rushton – all of whom were nominated for various prizes.
Head of Academy Jo Mercer said: “What a fantastic achievement to have no less than five members of the team nominated in our first year at the awards. It’s says a lot about the people who work here and the quality of young talent in the business.”
“Marina, Aman, Jonathan, Phil, and Jonathon have worked so hard to get to where they are and fully deserve all the recognition they can get. With everything they have already achieved, so early in their careers, it’s clear to me that we have a group of future leaders with the potential to make a huge impact upon the industry.”