The Young Engineers Awards held at IMechE, London, showcased leading graduate engineers whom all gave short presentations on the topic of collaboration within the construction industry. The Awards seek to reward the innovative thinking, hard work and skill that is necessary to secure a bright future for the built environment.
This year, Graduate of the Year award went to Ryan Rodrigues of HurleyPalmerFlatt and SDS Engineering Consultants were awarded Employer of the Year award.
Nick Mead, President of CIBSE, said: “We are used to seeing the absolute cream of the UK’s engineering talent at these awards, but the standard was particularly high this year and the bar was raised yet again. Presiding over the Graduate award’s 20th anniversary year has been a great honour and meeting graduates stretching back to the first awards, now well into their careers, shows just what a powerful force we can be in encouraging the best and brightest.
“This year’s new graduate engineers will be going into a very different world from 20 years ago, and must address some of the most difficult challenges of recent times such as sustainability and climate change. As a result it is more important than ever that we support them at an early stage, to give them the best possible starts to their lives as engineers.”
Ruskin Air Management (along with Andrews Water Heaters and Schneider Electric) sponsored the awards, which are also supported by three leading international engineering institutions – CIBSE, ASHRAE and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). It is also supported by the CIBSE Patrons, a group of businesses who collaborate to give financial and technical backing to CIBSE.