Recognition for Young Engineer champions

AECOM and Steensen Varming have proved their commitment to developing young engineers – winning at the inaugural CIBSE Young Engineers Network Champions Award.

Held at the Royal Academy of Engineering, the awards highlighted the work done by the two companies in championing young people in the building services engineering industry and in supporting them in employment and in education.

AECOM won the award for large companies, while representatives from Steensen Varming came all the way from Australia to collect their award in the smaller companies’ category.

Stephen Matthews, CIBSE chief executive, said: “These awards are aimed at rewarding companies who take the development of young people seriously. The industry faces the challenge of ensuring that engineering is the career of choice for talented students, apprentices and graduates and it is therefore vital that companies support and encourage young engineers as much as possible.”

Speakers at the event included Philip Greenish – CEO Royal Academy of Engineering, Mike Simpson , CIBSE President, John Appleton OBE – The Arkwright Scholarships Trust, Andrew Saville – Armville Consultancy and Paul Hardy, managing director for Baxi Commercial Division.

The awards are run by CIBSE Young Engineers Network, in partnership with the Arkwright Scholarships Trust. Young engineers from the winning companies will also have a chance of benefiting from a free place at the CIBSE 2010 National Conference – thanks to trophy sponsors Baxi Commercial Division.

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