Young Engineers Awards now open for entries

Apprentices, graduates and employers will be recognised at new awards venue

From left: Lucy Sherburn, Harry Playfair and Josie Cheeseman

The CIBSE Young Engineers Awards 2022 are open for entries. They recognise the best new talent entering the building services industry, as well as those businesses that go the extra mile to support and nurture them.

The awards encompass Graduate of the Year, Apprentice of the Year and Employer of the Year.

As in 2021, the Apprentice award will have two categories – Degree (level 5-7) and Technician (level 3-4) – to reflect the diverse entry routes into a career in building services and celebrate more emerging talent.

Harry Playfair, Technician Apprentice of the Year 2021, said: ‘I was overwhelmed and proud to win CIBSE Apprentice of the Year. I have been able to develop new contacts within the industry and meet young, aspiring engineers like myself.’

The CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate Award challenges finalists to show off their presentation skills on a given topic in front of a panel of industry judges. The presentations take place during the awards evening, which this year is being held at a new venue – RIBA London headquarters – in October.

Any engineer who has graduated in a building services-related field at undergraduate or postgraduate level in the past two years is eligible to enter.

Lucy Sherburn, Graduate of the Year 2021, said: ‘Hopefully I can use this position to influence change in my industry – in the area in which I work, decarbonising heat, and in making the industry inclusive for all types of people.’

The Employer of the Year Award has categories for small, medium and large firms, and looks for clear, inclusive strategies for recruiting and empowering young people.

● Entry is free and the closing date is 29 July 2022. See
● The CIBSE Young Engineers Awards 2022 take place on 11 October at RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD.