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Registrant recognised as CIBSE Apprentice of the Year

Published: 19/10/2022

All shortlisted entrants for the CIBSE Young Engineers Awards 2022The Engineering Council would like to congratulate Louis Kimber EngTech LCIBSE, a Mechanical Engineering Technician at Atkins, who has won this year's CIBSE Apprentice of the Year Degree (Levels 5 – 7).

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Young Engineers Awards (YEAs) 2022 recognise future industry change makers, as they address the big questions around the role of engineering in delivering a safe, healthy, and sustainable built environment for all. 

The Apprentice of the Year Degree (level 5-7) went to Louis Kimber EngTech LCIBSE, with Harvey Hudson presented with the corresponding award for Apprentice of the Year Technician (level 3-5). These awards recognise the invaluable contribution made by apprentices in building services engineering and related occupations. The award is split in two to recognise apprentices at every level, celebrating those who have gained their skills and knowledge through a combination of coursework and on the job experience.

Judges named Sana Hafsa the CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year, after her engaging presentation on inspiring engineers to work collaboratively and holistically to deliver high performance buildings. Sana is a distinguished architectural engineering graduate, currently working with AESG to deliver sustainable and smart megaprojects in the Middle East and North Africa region. Sana studied at Heriot Watt University, where she was a team leader of an intercultural group of over 100 students who designed and constructed an integrative home for the Solar Decathlon 2021.

Kevin Mitchell, CIBSE President opened the YEAs, praising the dynamism, commitment and engagement demonstrated by those shortlisted. Sharing his experience of being named the first ever CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year in 1996, Kevin emphasised the role of these awards as a driving force in his early career.

“It is certainly my experience that recognition at the early stages of your career can act as a motivator, contributing to a feeling of being valued, inspired, and supported within your field. My employer provided me with opportunities, just as our shortlisted employers are making a difference to their graduates and apprentices.”

Six employers were shortlisted for the CIBSE Employer of the Year award, recognising their commitment to supporting and developing young engineers. Employers are asked to demonstrate how they place young engineers at the centre of their business and invest in their career progression, with clear strategies for recruiting, nurturing, and empowering them. FairHeat were named the overall winner, along with winning the small company category. CPW and AECOM received awards for the medium and large company categories respectively.

The prestigious annual awards scheme brings together the CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year Award, the CIBSE Employer of the Year Award, and the CIBSE Apprentice of the Year Award. The three awards aim to recognise and reward the innovative thinking, hard work and skills of graduate engineers and apprentices, whilst also showcasing employers of all sizes who demonstrate commitment to developing and encouraging young talent.

For a full list of CIBSE Young Engineers Award winners and details of the awards event, please see the CIBSE website.


For press enquiries:
Kate Webster, Engineering Council –, 020 3206 0567

The Engineering Council was incorporated by Royal Charter in November 1981 to regulate the engineering profession in the UK. This is our 40th year of setting and maintaining standards, to ensure that society continues to have confidence and trust in the engineering profession.

The Engineering Council holds the national Register of Engineering Technicians (EngTech), Incorporated Engineers (IEng), Chartered Engineers (CEng) and Information and Communication Technology Technicians (ICTTech). It also sets and maintains the internationally recognised standards of competence and ethics that govern the award and retention of these titles. By this means it is able to ensure that employers, government and wider society, both at home and overseas, can have confidence in the skills and commitment of registrants. For more information visit: