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IET Awards - Apprentice and Technician of the Year

Awards, prizes and scholarships within engineering and technology

19 November 2014 - The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London, UK

Other IET Awards

IET Apprentice and Technician of the Year Awards

 

Apprentice of the Year

Award for an individual in at least the second year of an IET Approved Apprentice scheme (PDF), making good progress towards the apprenticeship qualifications and who has  made significant contributions towards their employer or operational area.  A report of the contribution will form part of the application.  You will be required to submit an endorsement statement in addition to the application form.
 

Technician of the Year

Award for an individual to recognise exceptional engineering contribution in developing a product, service or process or the completion of a project.  You will also have demonstrated exceptional commitment to engineering or technology through your technical or professional development. You will be requested to include a brief Curriculum Vitae (CV) of no more than two pages with the online application form.  A report of the contribution will form part of the application.  You will be required to submit an endorsement statement in addition to the application form.

We welcome applications from Technicians from the engineering, technology or education support sectors around the world.
 

Armed Forces Technician of the Year

Award for an individual to recognise exceptional engineering contribution in developing a product, service or process or the completion of a project. You will also have demonstrated exceptional commitment to engineering or technology through your technical or professional development.  You will be requested to include a brief Curriculum Vitae (CV) of no more than two pages with the online application form. A report of the contribution will form part of the application.  You will be required to submit an endorsement statement in addition to the application form. The report section of the application does not need to include classified information in order for the application to be assessed.

We welcome applications from Armed Forces Technicians who are members of the United Kingdom Armed Forces.

  • Should you have problems accessing the online application form or downloading the endorsement statement form please could you contact awards@theiet.org or +44 (0)1438 767 679.


Prize

For each award the prize will consist of a certificate, a trophy,  £1,000 cash and two years free membership of the IET including technician professional registration fees,  if the winner is not already professionally registered ICTTech or EngTech. 

 

Awards Ceremony

The 2014 short-listed applicants will be invited to The IET Achievement Awards Ceremony, which will take place in London on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 and the winner in each category will be announced at the ceremony.  This high profile event will be attended by influential people offering excellent networking opportunities and providing the winners with an opportunity to raise their profile within the engineering industry.

 

How to apply (closed for 2014)

  •  If you are interested in applying, please see the Candidate Criteria Guidance (PDF) document before completing the application form.
  • Please complete the online application form  via the link on the right hand side. (The online link will be available later in 2014 for the 2015 applications)
  • The completed endorsement statement form needs to be attached to the online application form before the application can be accepted.  Please note plenty of time will be necessary for the applicant to send and receive the endorsement statement and complete the application form.
  • Once you have started your application you can continue to work on it until the deadline date.
  • You do not need to be an IET Member or professionally registered to make an application.

Most correspondence with the applicants (and if required endorsers) will be via email. Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us on awards@theiet.org.

 

Deadline

Closed for 2014

 

Frequently asked questions


1.Q

Does  the description of the work undertaken need to include classified information for my application to be considered?

 AThe report does not need to include classified information in order for the application to be assessed.
   
2.Q

Does this award rule out anyone who is currently applying for membership via one of the Armed Forces special registration agreement?

 ANo

 

If you have any further questions please contact us at  awards@theiet.org.

 

2013 Apprentice of the Year - Lydia Feasey EngTech TMIET

Lydia Feasey photo Lydia Feasey  from Culham Centre for Fusion Energy in Oxfordshire, works at the Joint European Torus, the world’s largest nuclear fusion project. Since fusion may be one of our main sources of energy in the future, the work Lydia is involved with is integral to the world’s future energy security. When critical parts from the reactor lining needed to be removed to be analysed, Lydia was called upon to help ensure that the removal and transportation was safe and successful. Lydia has worked tirelessly to promote apprenticeships, and has been awarded several times already for the quality of her work.

 

2013 Technician of the Year  - Andrew Knowles EngTech TMIET

Andew Knowles photo Working in the Technical Office at Merseyrail for two years, Andrew Knowles is tasked with improving the performance of their trains by identifying and modifying poor performing systems. Following a crash is 1994, systems that lay sand in front of train wheels were introduced to the industry to improve stopping distances and increase passenger safety. Andrew identified the problems with the current system and oversaw the modification ahead of time and under budget, at the same time extending the life of the system.

 

2013 Armed Forces Technician of the Year - Staff Sergeant David Emmerson MIET

SSgt David Emmerson photo The safety of troops deployed on operations is a number one concern, particularly in ‘safe haven’ bases. Staff Sergeant (SSgt) David Emmerson has designed a new series of modular protective systems, including guard towers and structural frame systems, which are in development and offer key features and benefits to both the user and their organisation. Previously, he has worked on a unique prosthesis for wounded soldiers, and is working to encourage engineering and the armed forces within an education context.

 

See also

Find out more about the 2013 winners and short listed candidates.

May 2014 Press release: IET searches for UK's brightest Apprentices and Technicians

Sponsors

2014 Key dates

Ceremony

The IET Achievement Awards Ceremony:
19 November 2014, 13:00 (GMT)

 

Submit an Apprentice and Technician Award application

The online application form for the 2015 awards will be available later this year. 

 

Related links

Candidate Criteria Guidance (PDF)

 

Downloads

IET Apprentice of the Year leaflet (PDF)

IET Technician of the Year leaflet (PDF)

IET Armed Forces Technician of the Year (PDF)

 

See also 

2014 Press release

2013 Winners