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IET Apprentice and Technician of the Year Awards 2018

  

This award is to recognise individuals who standout from their peers and have made noteworthy achievements in their area of expertise. Individuals who are role models to others and are passionate about promoting engineering to the world.

   

IET Apprentice of the Year 2018

Award for an individual in at least the second year of an IET Approved Apprentice scheme (PDF), making outstanding contributions towards their employer or operational area.

  • A report and evidence of the contribution and any ambassadorial STEM activities will form part of the nomination.  
  • The prize will consist of a trophy, certificate, £1,000 and two years free IET membership including technician professional registration application fee when the winner is ready to apply.

If you are a IET Approved Apprenticeship scheme coordinator, or supervise apprentices on an IET Approved Apprenticeship scheme, and you are nominating a current engineering apprentice or someone who has recently completed their engineering apprenticeship. Who you feel should be recognised for their achievements and you are using evidence gained during their engineering apprenticeship, please nominate them for this award.

2017 Winner

Image of Magdalena Dyga

Whilst an apprentice at Rolls-Royce Plc, Magdalena Dyga was the single point of contact for the facilities automated welding process. As part of this role she wrote the statement of requirement for a new automated welder and solely bought off the machine validation at the supplier. Magdalena played a key role in identifying bottlenecks through the Outlet Guide Vane method of manufacture. She was also a key member of the team who achieved a 50% cycle time reduction in Electron Beam Welding. This project won the Lean Award at the 2016 Executive Vice President Presentation evening.

2017 Finalists

Andrew Heaton
Wesley Washington


               

IET Technician of the Year 2018

Award for an individual in a technical support role to recognise exceptional engineering contribution to the profession with emphasis on how they have demonstrated commitment to engineering or technology through their technical and professional development.

  • Include a brief curriculum vitae (CV) of no more than two pages with the nomination.
  • A report and evidence of the contribution, with emphasis on how this has demonstrated outstanding engineering or technical understanding and ability in the workplace, will form part of the nomination,
  • The prize will consist of a trophy, certificate, £1,000 and two years free IET membership

We welcome nominations for technicians in a supporting role within the engineering, technology or academic sectors around the world. For this award, we also welcome nominations for United Kingdom MOD civil servants.

2017 Winner

Image of John Wheal   In 2016, John Wheal ICTTech TMIET joined NATS’ Engineering Graduate Scheme. He played a key role in developing Springboard, a cloud-based air traffic control platform, taking it from a theoretical design into a working practical system. He worked with the supplier to develop and manage the process to support the cloud platform and to integrate it with the new Voice Over Internet Protocol system. He identified and solved performance and design issues and took on a Service Operations role. He delivered a presentation on Springboard to the Civil Aviation Authority about the safety assurance of cloud-based platforms.
       

IET Armed Forces Technician of the Year 2018

Award for an individual to recognise their exceptional engineering contribution to the profession with emphasis on how they have demonstrated  commitment to engineering or technology through their technical and professional development.  

  • Include a brief curriculum vitae (CV) of no more than two pages with the nomination.
  • A report and evidence of the contribution and any ambassadorial STEM activities will form part of the nomination.
  • Do NOT include classified information in the report.
  • The prize will consist of a trophy, certificate, £1,000 and two years free IET membership.

We welcome nominations for current serving members of the United Kingdom Armed Forces.

If you have problems downloading or accessing the online form, please contact awards@theiet.org or +44 (0)1438 767 679 for assistance.

2017 Winner

Image of WO2 Ram Kurmar Rai RE   In April 2015, WO2 Ram Kumar Rai RE(then a Staff Sergeant), a Clerk of Works (Construction) in the Royal Engineers was deployed to Nepal as the technical lead for 69 Gurkha Field Squadron on Op MARMAT. WO2 Rai developed a shelter design, which could be rapidly erected using basic trade skills. He was later called to oversee the technical aspects of Op MARMAT 2 as the principal Clerk of Works and was responsible for managing the contract, overseeing designs and quality management and was pivotal to the Engineering Group’s design capability. He was also involved in the proof-of-concept for an earthquake resistant stone and reinforced concrete home design.

2017 Finalists

WO2 John Martindale RE
Cpl Phillip Matthews

                  

Awards Ceremony

The 2018 shortlisted candidates will be invited to The IET Achievement Awards Ceremony, which takes place in London on Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 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 will provide the shortlisted nominees an opportunity to raise their profile within the engineering industry.

   

Nominations are requested:

  • Please read the Candidate Criteria Guidance (PDF), on the right hand side, before completing the online submission form.
  • To nominate, please complete the online form via the link on the right hand side.
  • You may nominate for only one award category.
  • Once you have started the online form, you can continue to work on it until the deadline date.
  • Neither the nominator nor the nominee need to be an IET Member.

Most correspondence with the nominators will be via email. Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us on awards@theiet.org.

   

Deadline

The deadline for completed online nomination forms is Friday, 18 May 2018 at 17:00 (BST)

     

Frequently asked questions

1. Q

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

  A Do NOT include classified information in the report.
     
2. Q

Which award do I nominate for if the individual is a United Kingdom MOD civil servant?

  A Please nominate for the Apprentice or Technician of the Year Award.
     
3. Q

Which award do I nominate for if the individual is about to complete their apprenticeship or they have recently completed their apprenticeship?

  A If the individual is still an apprentice or has recently completed their apprenticeship and you are using evidence gained during their apprenticeship, please nominate for the apprentice award.
     
4. Q

May I nominate for more than one category of award?

  A No, please chose one of the three categories:

IET Apprentice of the Year
IET Technician of the Year
IET Armed Forces Technician of the Year
          
5. Q

What if the candidate's work includes products, processes or information which cannot be revealed to a wider audience?

A

When nominators are preparing their submissions they should take into account that the candidate might be short-listed for the award category and information from their online submission may be published on the Internet or in press releases without prior notice to the candidate or the organisation they are employed by.

Therefore the nominator will need to ensure that their submission does not contain any details which are commercially sensitive (i.e. intellectual property) or are subject to security clearance (i.e. classified information).

  

See also

Find out more about the current and previous award winners and finalists.

2018 Key dates

Deadline

18 May 2018, 17:00 (BST)

Ceremony

IET Achievement Awards:
14 November 2018, 13:00 (GMT)

   

Submit a nomination

2018 online submission form

  

Related links

Candidate Criteria Guidance (PDF)

 

See also

Current & previous winners