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22nd December 2015

A team of six employees from Interfleet, SNC-Lavalin’s international rail consultancy, have been named the winners of The Times Graduate Challenge.

Now in its ninth year, the prestigious training course is delivered in association with The Times newspaper. The competition is open to businesses across the UK, and aims to develop leadership potential in recent graduates at the start of their professional careers.

This year’s participants were given a number of practical tasks, including a plane crash survival challenge and a search and rescue operation.

Interfleet’s recent graduates faced tough competition from companies such as TKMaxx and Aegeas, but the judges were especially impressed by their teamwork and leadership capabilities.

As part of the challenge, each team was tasked with raising funds for Accounting for Africa, a charity which supports a dedicated orphan feeding scheme in South Africa.

Lynette Comrie, Graduate Development Manager at Interfleet comments: “Team Locomotion: Charlie Morse, Emma Taylor, James Heede, Phil Bolton, Shail Patel and Vipul Hitesh, did a brilliant job. As well as proving their potential, they also raised money for a fantastic cause.”

Michael Grace, UK Regional Director at Interfleet adds: “I’m always impressed by the individuals from our graduate scheme; this win is testimony to that. Our latest graduates have joined us at an exciting time, as the company enters a new stage of growth.”

In September, Interfleet announced that from 1st January 2016, it will change its name to SNC-Lavalin and fully integrate into its Canadian parent.  

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