The CIBSE Young Engineers Awards 2017 are now open for entries and are once again sponsored by Swegon Air Management. The awards celebrate the building services industry’s best examples of young engineering talent as well as employers’ strategies for recruiting, nurturing and empowering young people.
Comprising the Employer of the Year and Graduate of the Year prizes, the awards scheme is supported by the CIBSE Patrons and organised by the CIBSE ASHRAE Group in conjunction with the CIBSE Young Engineers’ Network (YEN).
Swegon Air Management is continuing the sponsorship that it launched, under its previous owners Ruskin, five years ago.
The awards and prizes
The Employer Award has three separate categories giving small, medium and large employers the opportunity to demonstrate how they place young engineers at the centre of their business and invest in their career progression.
The judges will be looking for evidence of innovative methods that help to engage and motivate young engineers; encouraging them to fulfil their potential for the long-term benefit of themselves, their employers and the industry’s clients.
The Graduate Award, which is jointly presented by CIBSE and ASHRAE, is in its 22nd year. It has long been the most sought after accolade for young building services engineers and this year’s winner will enjoy a fully paid for trip to the ASHRAE Winter Meeting in Chicago next January.
The second and third placed graduates will receive £600 and £300 respectively from the Rumford Club and every other finalist will receive £100 from the Manly Charitable Trust.
Any engineer who has graduated in a building services related field, either under or post-graduate, in the past two years is eligible to take part.
This year’s awards event will be held at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in London on Thursday, October 12. The judging panel includes the presidents of CIBSE; ASHRAE; and the IMechE along with the current Graduate of the Year Antoni Sapina Grau.
Swegon Air Management is delighted to continue demonstrating its commitment to developing young talent for our industry at the highest level. This is a long established and highly respected awards scheme; and its celebration of the achievement and potential of the next generation of building services engineers is something we believe in wholeheartedly.
There is serious concern in our industry about skills shortages, but every year we continue to be impressed by the quality of candidates that come forward for these awards and the innovative approaches demonstrated by employers.
Attending the awards event in October always gives us great hope for the future. It would be great to see you there!