McDermotts was highly commended in the Employer of the Year category at the 2016 Construction News Awards in London last week.
The black tie event on Park Lane in central London brought together 1,350 people from across construction to celebrate the best of the best in the UK construction industry: the companies, people and projects that champion innovation and ambition.
McDermotts received high commendation from the judging panel for its investment in staff – particularly its apprenticeship measures, which were described as “mind-blowing”, having invested more than £100,000 in setting up an apprentice academy open to individuals and organisations across the West Midlands.
The judges said: “For a business of McDermotts’ size, this scheme is mind-blowing. The firm is really investing in staff development to a very high level and should be commended for its foresight.”