North East Apprenticeship Awards Success for BDN Engineer

A FORMER engineering apprentice at award-winning practice Building Design Northern has won a prestigious award at the inaugural North East Apprenticeship Awards.

Structural Engineer Joshua Chapman was awarded Engineering/Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year at the North East ceremony.

Beginning his career as a Structural Technician Apprentice at Arup, Josh quickly progressed to a Chartered Structural Technician within a few years. In 2018, Josh joined Building Design Northern (BDN) as a Junior Engineer and began a Degree Apprenticeship with Teesside University, where he studied BEng in Civil Engineering alongside full-time employment.

After four years of University studies, Josh completed his Bachelor’s Degree in May this year, achieving a First Class Honours Degree.

In collaboration with the Sunderland Echo, South Shields Gazette, Northumberland Gazette and News Post Leader, the awards seek to recognise the hardworking individuals and organisations involved in apprenticeships and how they shape the future.

“It is an honour to have been recognised amongst such talented individuals across the North East for my contributions as an apprentice. My apprenticeship has catapulted my career and provided me with the unique skills and experience to make a mark on the Engineering industry at a young age.”

Joshua Chapman
Structural Engineer

Reflecting on his success, Josh said, “It is an honour to have been recognised amongst such talented individuals across the North East for my contributions as an apprentice.

“My apprenticeship has catapulted my career and provided me with the unique skills and experience to make a mark on the Engineering industry at a young age. I am very grateful to my employer, Building Design Northern, for their continuous support throughout my apprenticeship and for giving me the opportunities in the workplace to improve my understanding of Structural Engineering.

“It was a privilege to be a part of an inspiring, regional celebration of apprenticeships.”

Find out more about the event here > Winners | North East Apprenticeship Awards 2023 (nationalworldevents.com)

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