Net Zero Apprentice Scoops Top Bursary & Opens Up A World of Engineering

Vital Energi’s Building Services apprentice, Ibrahim Qadir is set for a 23,000km globe-trotting research project after winning the prestigious Ken Dale Travel Bursary from CIBSE.

Ibrahim won the bursary after delivering a presentation on his research proposal which will investigate the different approaches to artificial intelligence and machine learning in the building services industry.

Ibrahim will now travel to Singapore, The United Arab Emirates and Sweden, where he will meet a range of people, visit projects and study how AI is implemented in differing climates.

Ibrahim Qadir

Ibrahim Qadir is the recipient of the Ken Dale Travel Bursary from CIBSE.

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We’re thrilled that Ibrahim now has this opportunity to travel. We encourage all our Net Zero apprentices to network, look at things from a variety of perspectives and embrace new approaches and through this bursary he has the opportunity to enjoy a range of experiences which will give him a far greater understanding of the building services industry.”

Jenny Jackson, Resources Manager - Vital Energi

Upon his return to the UK, Ibrahim will produce a paper summarising his findings and present it at the President's Prize Dinner in London in October 2024.

The Ken Dale Travel Bursary offers young building services engineers the chance to experience technical, economic, environmental, social and political conditions in other countries, and to examine how these factors affect the practice of building services engineering.

We’re delighted that Ibrahim has won this prestigious award, which will be a big positive for the department. We’re looking forward to hearing about his findings, cascading some of the information throughout the company and hopefully there will be things we can integrate going forwards so that we can continue to offer our clients the best possible solutions.”

Lee Moran, Design Director – Operations