Six make Employer of the Year shortlist

Event will also feature IMechE annual lecture and ASHRAE presidential lecture


Last year’s winner TÜV SÜD Wallace Whittle, represented by Beverly Quinn

Six employers have made the shortlist for this year’s Young Engineer’s Awards.

Banyards and InTandem Systems have been shortlisted in the CIBSE Employer of the Year small employer category; Hurley Palmer Flatt and Elementa Consulting in the medium category; and Buro Happold and Norman Disney & Young in the large category.

They will join the eight graduate finalists at the awards ceremony at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in Westminster on 12 October.

The awards – sponsored by Andrews Water Heaters, Kingspan Industrial Insulation, Swegon Air Management and the CIBSE Patrons – celebrate the industry’s best young engineering talent, as well as employers’ strategies for recruiting, nurturing and empowering young people.

David Fitzpatrick, judging chair for this year’s CIBSE Employer of the Year, said entries had been particularly difficult to separate. ‘The standard was very high, which is extremely heartening in light of the sector’s ongoing battle with skills shortages. Many employers are clearly alert to the dangers of missing out on top-quality engineers and the judges were delighted to see such a broad range of well-structured careers programmes.’

The event will also feature the IMechE annual lecture, given this year by IMechE Construction and Building Services Division award winner, Jo Harris, from Eli Lilly, while the ASHRAE presidential lecture will be given by Professor Bjarne Olesen.

It is free to attend, but you need to pre-register. Visit the YEN website for details.