Griffiths & Armour sponsors Best Presentation Award and engineering bursary for students
21 October 2018
Griffiths & Armour is delighted to continue its support to the engineering community in Ireland through its sponsorship of the ‘Best Presentation Award’ category at the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards.
As official professional indemnity insurance adviser, Griffiths & Armour has a long-standing relationship with Engineers Ireland and its sponsorship of numerous award ceremonies over the years is just one of the ways it has looked to support the profession.
Professional risks director Graeme Tinney said that “each year the award proceedings seem to get more impressive and we have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to establish many positive relationships, partnerships and friendships as a result of our involvement”.
The Best Presentation is one of 12 awards which celebrates the extraordinary achievements of those nominated.
This category extends to all regions and sectors of the profession and shines a light on the contribution that individuals make in their work through delivering outstanding technical presentations to Engineers Ireland members during the 2017-2018 lecture season.
The presentations shortlisted for the award are:
‘Structures Asset Management on Auckland’s Motorways’, presented by Liam Coleman, chartered engineer, principal bridge engineer, OPUS International Consultancy. Nominated by the Structures and Construction division.
‘Industry in Our Region – Lufthansa Technik Turbine Shannon’, presented by Barry Lowe, chartered engineer, engineering manager, Lufthansa Technik Turbine Shannon. Nominated by the Thomond region.
‘Earthworks Classification and Ground Improvement Techniques’, presented by Conor O’Donnell, chartered engineer, managing director, AGL Consulting. Nominated by the Roads and Transportation society.
Griffiths & Armour look forward to announcing the winners in association with Beale & Company at the InterContinental Hotel, Dublin on Friday, November 9, 2018.
Working closely and in partnership with the Engineering profession for more than 80 years, Griffiths & Armour has a proud history of supporting clients and industry bodies through periods of both growth and some very challenging economic times.
“Today we look after the interests of about 2,500 consulting engineering firms across Ireland and the UK. It is that shared history and our knowledge of the sector that puts us in a unique position to understand the challenges and to have a positive influence in helping to address them,” said Tinney.
Engineering Futures bursary
One of the key issues facing the engineering sector in Ireland today and into the future, as Project Ireland 2040 gets under way, is recruiting and retaining sufficient numbers of young, talented students to fulfil the engineering demands and potential skills gap of the future.
With this in mind, Griffiths & Armour recently launched ‘Engineering Futures’, a bursary initiative aimed at supporting second year students studying civil, structural, mechanical, electrical or building engineering in the Republic of Ireland.
The bursary is offered in association with, and support from, the Association of Consulting Engineers Ireland and Engineers Ireland.
Engineering students who are successfully awarded the Engineering Futures bursary will benefit from:
- A guaranteed internship with an ACEI member consulting engineering practice in Ireland;
- A bursary of €2,500 per annum for up to four years;
- A range of unique experiences through Griffiths & Armour’s professional network and via their close partnership with ACEI and Engineers Ireland;
- A positive profile within the profession by sharing your journey and inspiring the next generation of engineers.
This is a great opportunity for any aspiring Engineer. Aside from the financial support they can expect to gain hands-on experience in an engineering consultancy firm.
The Griffiths & Armour Engineering Futures bursary will also place them at the heart of the engineering community, raising their profile and giving them the opportunity to work with two leading representative engineering bodies, Engineers Ireland and ACEI.
Hopefully it should get their career off to a flying start and, who knows, maybe we will be seeing them as future winners at the Excellence Awards.
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