A road worker for East Riding of Yorkshire Council has just become a star student at Hull College – winning two top awards and being nominated for student of the year.
Jamie Dodgson, who works with the highways team at the council’s Carnaby Depot, has been studying for a diploma in Construction and the Built Environment for the past two years on day release from his job, which usually involves him repairing roads, filling potholes and laying kerbs.
After completing the course with the highest possible score, Jamie passed with a Distinction Star grade.
To mark his achievements Hull College presented him with two awards – the Richard Watson Award for the Most Outstanding Student on a Professional Construction Course and the award for the Most Outstanding Student on a Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment at a special ceremony. He was also one of three people nominated for overall Student of the Year.
Jamie, 40, who lives in Bridlington, said: “I’ve loved doing the course, I can’t get enough. You get to my age and you can go a bit stagnant, but this has been such a great experience.
“I’m so grateful to the council for giving me the opportunity to go to college.
“If you show the ambition, the council will back you, if you’re willing to do the hard work. I’m hoping this will open some new doors for me.”
The council sponsored Jamie to go on the course, where he learned skills in computer design, surveying, project management, health and safety, science and maths.