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Award-winning local student

A local student at the University of Birmingham has beaten off strong competition to win a top prize. Francis Mostyn, who lives in Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire, won the Civil Engineering Programme Manager’s Prize, which is sponsored by Hays Engineering, the leading recruiting expert.

The purpose of the award is to promote, recognise and reward excellence in the field of civil engineering. Hays Engineering recently attended a prizegiving ceremony at the university to present vouchers and a framed certificate to the proud student.

Iain Dennis, Director at Hays, comments: “Although the job market is still tough the next generation should remain positive as employers are particularly interested in the creativity they have to offer. These graduates will be instrumental in creating the built environment that we will all operate and live in and we wish them luck as they start their careers. We are honoured and privileged to be able to acknowledge such outstanding work and we look forward to seeing their skills develop in the decades to come.”

For further information contact Hays in Birmingham on 0121 212 2213 or visit Hays Engineering.

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About Hays

Hays plc (the "Group") is the leading global specialist recruiting group. It is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide, being the market leader in the UK and Australia and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe. It operates across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments.

The Group employs over 6,700 staff operating from 345 offices in 28 countries across 17 specialisms.

For the year ended 30 June 2009:
- the Group had revenues of £2.4 billion, net fees of £670.8 million and operating profit of £158.0 million;
- the Group placed around 50,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 300,000 people into temporary assignments;
- the temporary placement business represented 56% of net fees and the permanent placement business represented 44% of net fees;
- Hays operates in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE and United Kingdom.

For further press information please contact:
Alexandra Tucker
Hays
T. 020 7259 8821
E. alexandra.tucker@hays.com

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