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FPS Sponsorship Supports Placements with Engineers without Borders-UK 2015

As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, the Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) is pleased to announce its partnership with humanitarian organisation Engineers Without Borders-UK (EWB-UK), by agreeing to sponsor a number of Professional Placements on its 2015 programme.

EWB-UK is a non-profit organisation that empowers engineers to remove barriers to human development, partnering communities across the globe to help meet their needs, through the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects. Partnering with EWB-UK, the FPS will fund a number of member volunteers for 3, 6 and 12 months placements through 2015 on exciting international projects.
Speaking about the partnership, Martin Blower, FPS Chairman said: “Good engineering is fundamental to solving many of the issues facing developing communities across the globe. Partnering with EWB-UK is the FPS’s way of showing support for the solving of these issues and, by providing and sponsoring a number of enthusiastic and committed construction individuals, we hope the assistance they provide on numerous projects will be a fitting legacy to mark our 50th anniversary.”

As a sponsor of the 2015 Professional Programme, the FPS is inviting its members to put forward suitable candidates who are interested in becoming involved in EWB-UK projects and have a strong desire to make a difference to communities in the developing world. Volunteers need not be qualified engineers, as the programme is open to experienced and practical people working in the construction industry.

Interested candidates will be invited to attend an Open Day, 17th October 2014 in London, where they will be able to find out more about EWB-UK, its activities and the many projects that it is involved with.
For more information about the FPS Sponsorship of the EWB-UK and how to get involved or volunteer for the 2015 Professional Programme, email fps@fps.org.uk, visit the FPS website www.fps.org.uk or visit the EWB-UK at www.ewb-uk.org/programmes.