Seven companies in running to win Employer of the Year

Winners will be revealed at the CIBSE Young Engineers Awards on 10 October

Companies from across the building services spectrum are vying to be crowned Employer of the Year at the CIBSE Young Engineers Awards this month.

The awards celebrate the organisations with progressive strategies for recruiting, nurturing and empowering young people. There are three categories of award, for small, medium and large companies, with one overall winner.

The shortlisted companies are:

Small company (under 50 employees):
● FairHeat
● Method Consulting LLP

Medium company (51-300 employees):
● Elementa Consulting
● Troup Bywaters + Anders

Large company (more than 300 employees):
● Atkins

The awards will be announced at the CIBSE Young Engineers Awards, together with the Graduate of the Year award, which are sponsored by Andrews Water Heaters, Kingspan Industrial Insulation, Swegon Air Management and Tamlite, and are supported by the CIBSE Patrons.

Kevin Mitchell, chair of the CIBSE Employer of the Year judging panel and the first ever winner of the Graduate Award, said: ‘As an industry, we need both to celebrate the value of what we do and to invest in our new talent. Recruiting, developing and supporting the rising stars is essential for our future.’

He continued: ‘This year’s employer entries showed enlightened organisations providing varied career development routes for their graduates and apprentices. We also see more companies focusing on work-life balance for their trainees, more building-services-specific STEM activities, and new cross-discipline, cross-company exchange

The winning companies will be announced at the Awards event being held on 10 October at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, where the Graduate of the Year finalists will also give their presentations.

The Awards event is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. Visit for further details.