Celebrating success at the recent CIOB & CITB NI Student Achievement Awards were, from left, Barry Neilson, Chief Executive CITB NI, Eamon Nogher from Felix O’Hare who received the Best Chartered Membership Programme (CMP) student in Ireland 2021/2022 and Roger Gillespie, Chair of CIOB Belfast Hub.


Newry based company Felix O’Hare Ltd are celebrating after one of their employees won a Student Achievement Award.

The Construction Industry Training Board NI (CITB NI) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) recently partnered on the CIOB & CITB NI Student Achievement Awards. The awards celebrate success of the achievements of local students in professional CIOB and NVQ exams throughout the recent training year.

The awards are an acknowledgement of all those who have continued with their studies and committed to their qualifications whilst working full time. 

Eamon Nogher from Felix O’Hare was presented with the Best Overall Performance Award for his outstanding results in the Chartered Membership Programme in achieving both the highest marks in Ireland and overseas. 

4 students also received their NVQ Level 4 Construction Site Supervisor Highway Maintenance and Repair certificates from CITB NI’s recent Training in Partnership Programme. This was delivered by People 1st and further supported by The Mineral Product Association NI (Ltd) and the Institute of Asphalt Technology. 

Grant Robinson, Senior Project Manager Amey Roads Ltd, presented a lecture on the delivery of the new Ulster University Campus, Belfast, which will open to students in September 2022. 

Barry Neilson, Chief Executive CITB NI, who presented students with their certificates said “CITB NI has partnered with CIOB for many years on this event and we are delighted to see it back after a break due to the Pandemic. Each and every one of the award winners have invested in themselves, their companies and the local construction industry and they are each to be commended.  Congratulations to everyone who achieved recognition in their professional exams. It takes hard work and commitment to study whilst continuing with the day job.”

Roger Gillespie, Chair of the CIOB Belfast Hub committee, commented “It was great to see so many people in attendance. The ongoing promotion and development of professionalism within the construction industry is very important so it is worth taking time to mark the achievements of people as they progress through their careers. We are also very appreciative to CITB NI for facilitating the event.” 

For further information on CITB NI visit WWW.CITBNI.ORG.UK.  Follow CITBNI on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. 

Details on supervisory or management level qualifications through CIOB  contact  Julie Fitzsimmons JFITZSIMMONS@CIOB.ORG.UK

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