Waterloo Is A CIBSE Patron To Support The Future Of Engineering
Thursday April 27, 2017
With the current skills shortage, promoting engineering and building services to the younger generation is now more vital than ever, in order to support those who choose a career in building services.
The UK government announced earlier this year that T Levels will recognise vocational subjects including engineering, in the same way that A Levels reward academic subjects. This could make a huge difference and boost the number of young people looking for a career in building services and engineering.
According to Engineering UK , the UK needs 182,000 people to come into the industry each year up until the year 2022, to significantly reduce the skills gap. It’s a difficult task but if the industry works together, it can be achieved.
At Waterloo Air Products PLC, we’re advocates of working collaboratively. This isn’t just on the projects we are involved in throughout the UK, we firmly believe it’s important for the industry to work together on the issues that affect the entire supply chain too.
The Chartered Institute Of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), is one of the industry’s best initiatives for promoting the industry. It highlights important issues, recognises and rewards young emerging talent, and creates discussion to move the industry forward.
We are big supporters of the work CIBSE does for the industry. As patrons, Waterloo regularly gets involved with the events and awards that CIBSE runs to help build a better future for engineering.
Waterloo’s Recent Work With CIBSE
Masterclasses – We support CIBSE with Masterclass CPD events for members. Read about our most recent Masterclass on air movement here: https://www.waterloo.co.uk/news/waterloo-shares-air-movement-knowledge-at-cibse-nw-mechanical-masterclass/
Awards – Waterloo was a sponsor of the CIBSE Young Engineers Award in 2016. Read more here: https://www.waterloo.co.uk/news/the-cibse-young-engineers-awards-proves-engineering-has-a-bright-future/