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Piling specialists team up with Engineers without Borders

19 Aug 14 The Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) is to sponsor a number of professional placements on the 2015 programme of Engineers Without Borders-UK (EWB-UK).

EWB-UK is a non-profit organisation that partners with communities across the globe to help meet their needs through the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects. FPS will fund a number of member volunteers for three, six and 12-month placements on international projects.

FPS chairman Martin Blower 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.”

Members of FPS are being invited to put forward suitable candidates who are interested in becoming involved in EWB-UK projects and 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 on 17 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 programme, visit or (links open in new tabs).

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