CIBSE launches Apprentice Award

Prize marks 25th anniversary of the Young Engineers Awards

Reanna Taylor, 2018’s CIBSE Graduate of the Year who was an apprentice at NG Bailey

A new award recognising the contribution of apprentices has been launched by CIBSE.

The Apprentice of the Year accolade will form part of the Young Engineers Awards, joining the Employer of the Year and CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year awards.

Launched to coincide with the 25th year of the Young Engineers Awards, the award will recognise more of CIBSE’s early career contributors.

CIBSE President Lynne Jack said: ‘It is this new talent that gives us hope of finding innovative solutions to the climate crisis and of having a significant impact on building performance.’

The award is open to apprentices registered on Standards/Frameworks at level 3 and above in building services engineering and related occupations, who started before 1 January 2020.

Entrants must submit a three-minute video of themselves talking about ‘Why the role of a building services engineer is so important’.

The Employer Award has categories for small, medium and large employers, and an overall winner.

The judges will be looking for those who help young engineers to flourish.

The CIBSE ASHRAE Group Graduate Award is for young building services engineers, who must give a presentation on a given topic to a panel of judges.

The winner will enjoy a fully paid trip to the ASHRAE Winter Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, in January.

The awards are delivered in partnership with CIBSE Patrons, and sponsored by Kingspan Industrial Insulation, Baxi and Ideal Commercial Boilers and Swegon Air Management, and are also supported by the Manly Trust.

  • Entries must be received by 3 August 2020