Aecom was named Employer of the Year at the CIBSE Young Engineers Awards, in recognition of its comprehensive training, mentoring and development schemes for early-career employees.
The consulting firm, which also won in the large company category, stood out for its established culture of training and development, which includes residential sessions, Aecom University, and annual compulsory training on topics such as sustainability, net zero, unconscious bias, and ethical behaviour.
It also has an Early Years Rotation Scheme, giving young engineers the chance to gain experience of project management, cost management, and project programming in placements across various business units and locations, in Europe and India.
In addition, Aecom demonstrated to the award judges how it is encouraging those who are not yet in the industry, with its national STEM programme, which has reached more than 28,000 students in the past12 months.
Investing in the growth and development of graduates and apprentices brings fresh perspectives, innovation and energy to our workplace
Mary-Ann Clarke FCIBSE, director at Aecom, said: ‘We are honoured to receive this recognition. Supporting individuals as they enter the industry is not just a responsibility, but also a privilege. Nurturing and guiding emerging talent strengthens our organisation and enriches the entire building services industry.
‘At the heart of our success lies a dedicated team of mentors and training and development staff, who give their time and expertise to help shape the careers of the engineers of the future – and thanks go to them. Investing in the growth and development of graduates and apprentices brings fresh perspectives, innovation and energy to our workplace.’
Whitecode Consulting was named Employer of the Year in the small company category, impressing the judges with its ongoing commitment to investing in training and development.
Claiming the medium company category was PM Group, with its provision of ongoing training throughout its graduate scheme. The company also provides soft skills training and a mentoring programme, while encouraging its young engineers to engage with local schools and colleges to promote the industry and STEM careers.