Megan Whitbread, from Troup Bywaters + Anders has won CIBSE’s first ever apprentice of the year award.
Megan was selected from a shortlist of nine finalists to take the crown after impressing judges with her three minute video presentation on, ‘Why the role of a building services engineer is a good career.’ She wins a £500 cash prize.
In her video she said: ‘Being a building services engineer is an exceptional career where you can make a difference in so many ways. I’m helping to provide a better future by educating our clients and peers to always go the extra mile in terms of carbon reduction in a socially responsible way.’
George Field, from chapmanbdsp, took the first runner-up prize, winning £300, with second runner-up and a prize of £200 being awarded to George Suddery, from Hoare Lea. This means that the gold, silver and bronze places were all won by ACE members.
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) professionally supports the Technician Apprenticeship Consortium (TAC)’s Building Services Design Technician (level three) and the Building Services Design Engineer (level six) standards.
Elsewhere, Jennifer Cox, from AECOM and Heriot Watt University, was selected from a shortlist of eight finalists to win the Graduate of the Year award following their live presentations at the online Young Engineers Awards event on 8 October. Their topic was: ‘How should the role of the building services engineer evolve to meet the challenges of a new ’normal’?’
The Apprentice of the Year award, launched in 2020 to coincide with the 25th year of the Young Engineers Awards, ensures the CIBSE community can recognise early career contributors and acknowledge the invaluable contribution played by apprentices.
Explore our apprenticeship advice and support at our TAC pages.