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CITB NI Award Top GCSE Construction Success

Susanna Crabbe and James Dickey 2nd & 3rd place in GCSE construction with
Gerard Graham, Mr. Heaney, Mr Black and Barry Neilson

CITB NI recognised those who got top accolades in GCSE Construction and the Built Environment in 2017 at the Annual Chartered Institute of Building Awards held at Nutts Corner Training Centre.

The GCSE in Construction and the Built Environment has been developed by CCEA to help students develop knowledge and understanding of the construction industry and have opportunities to apply their developing knowledge and skills in relevant, enjoyable and work-related contexts.

First place was awarded to Caoimhinn Gormley, St Louis Grammar, Ballymena second place Susanna Crabbe and third place James Dickey both Ballymena Academy.

Susanna Crabbe: 2nd place GCSE Construction Ballymena Academy with
Gerard Graham CIOB and Barry Neilson CITB NI

The students were invited to the annual Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Awards hosted by CITB NI which awarded those professionals who gained CIOB status throughout the year and included a presentation on the exceptional work carried out by GRAHAM-BAM Healthcare Partnership for the £85m Ulster Hospital Phase B2 Inpatient Ward Block which was awarded the overall winner at the Construction Excellence Awards 2017.

On presenting the awards, Barry Neilson, Chief Executive, CITB NI, said, “Congratulations to all the students who excelled in GCSE in Construction and the Built Environment.  We are delighted that you chose to study a topic that reflects an ever changing construction industry. Many other students are choosing this topic to study at GCSE. It is refreshing to see two young females achieving the top two places and hopefully this is a sign that perceptions are changing and construction is no longer considered an industry only suitable for men

James Dickey: 3rd place GCSE Construction Ballymena Academy with
Gerard Graham CIOB and Barry Neilson CITB NI


We provide help and guidance on the GCSE Construction topic via our textbook and we hope that by studying and excelling at this level you may possibly consider a career in a dynamic industry with lots of opportunities to choose from.” 


“Construction is a rewarding industry with a variety of opportunities on offer from project management to onsite roles with prospects for career enhancement and good earning potential.”