Construction News Talent Awards CSR Initiative of the Year 2019
We’re excited to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for the Construction News Talent Awards 2019 in the CSR Initiative of the Year category. The award shortlist is based on our work to sustain the future of our industry and support future generations of geospatial professionals to join our industry.
The geomatics profession has witnessed a profound decline in the numbers of surveyors entering the industry. University admissions have steadily declined over the years and the Dublin Institute of Technology is predicting that over the next 4 years the number of graduates will be insufficient to meet future demand. Research conducted estimates that if the economy grows by 4% a year there will be a shortage of almost 2,000 construction, land and property surveyors.
Colin Murphy, Director Murphy Surveys comments:
“As one of the largest surveying companies in the UK and Ireland we feel it’s our duty to act on this and help encourage the younger generations to consider a career in geomatics/land surveying in order to help sustain and safeguard our profession for the future,”
“Over the past 12 months we’ve amplified our commitment in this area with a number of initiatives, encouraging our own surveyors to become STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) ambassadors and spend time away from their day jobs to volunteering in schools. We’re actively involved in the ‘Get Kids into Survey’ campaign as a brand ambassador and we’re supporting the Design, Engineer and Construct curriculum supporting the roll out of the accredited learning programme for secondary-school age students. We’re also involved with universities and colleges including Newcastle University and TU Dublin to promote our industry to undergraduates to give them an understanding of the opportunities available.”
“We all need to play a part in encouraging more young people to join our profession. I’m proud of the initiatives we’ve taken this year to help shape the lives of these future generations, so it’s a fantastic achievement to be shortlisted for this prestigious award.”
The winners will be announced at the Construction News Talent Awards ceremony at the City Central at the HAC on 20 November 2019.
The full list of finalists and more information can be found here.
The Construction News Talent Awards is organised by Construction News, part of EMAP.