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IET Awards - Apprentice and Technician of the Year

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IET Apprentice and Technician of the Year Awards

 

IET Apprentice of the Year 2017

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

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

If you are nominating a current engineering apprentice or someone who has recently completed their engineering apprenticeship and you are using evidence gained during their apprenticeship, please nominate them for the apprentice award. 

If you are a IET Approved Apprenticeship scheme coordinator or supervise apprentices on an IET Approved Apprenticeship scheme who you feel should be recognised, please nominate them for this award.

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2016 winner - Josh Barber EngTech TMIET

Josh an Apprentice Circuit Engineer at ABB Ltd, made a major contribution to the Pen y Cymoedd wind energy project, where ABB is delivering a wind farm grid connection into National Grid’s transmission network for a client. He redesigned a supplies pillar marshalling kiosk layout to improve safety, efficiency and reduce installation errors, by providing a more intuitive link between the wiring board and the substation layout. ABB has now adopted Josh's design for the kiosk as standard.


  

IET Technician of the Year 2017

Award for an individual who is professionally registered as an Engineering Technician (EngTech) or ICT Technician (ICTTech) to recognise exceptional engineering contribution to the profession with emphasis on how they have demonstrated commitment to engineering/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 will form part of the nomination.  
  • The prize will consist of a trophy, certificate, £1,000 cash and two years free IET membership.

We welcome nominations for EngTech or ICTTech Technicians from the engineering, technology or education support sectors around the world. We also welcome nominations for United Kingdom MOD civil servants for this award.

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2016 winner - Ozair Said EngTech TMIET

Ozair an Engineering Technician at WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff is responsible for the design of telecommunication systems. He is leading the Telecommunications team’s effort in Building Information Modelling (BIM) by enabling the collaboration between key international technology suppliers and manufacturers to produce a custom Telecommunications Systems BIM library. He is also an office representative for RedR, assisting in organising fundraising activities and events.

      

IET Armed Forces Technician of the Year 2017

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

  • Include a brief curriculum vitae (CV) of no more than two pages with the application or nomination.
  • A report and evidence of the contribution will form part of the application or nomination.
  • If you are applying for this award you will be required to attach an endorsement statement to the online form.
  • Do NOT include classified information in the report.
  • The prize will consist of a trophy, certificate, £1,000 cash 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.

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2016 winner - SSgt Nicholas Statham RE

SSgt Statham, Clerk of Works in the Corps of Royal Engineers was deployed to RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus to project manage and provide design authority supporting the construction of a mission-critical airport bulk fuel storage facility and was also tasked with the reconnaissance of the fuels infrastructure at RAF Brize Norton. He provided a contingency solution using deployed fuels equipment whilst critical maintenance was conducted on the permanent fuel installations. During construction, a facility adjacent was identified as having non-compliant electrical components, he provided a solution utilising engineering material available to mitigate the potential hazard.

     

Awards Ceremony

The 2017 short-listed candidates will be invited to The IET Achievement Awards Ceremony, which takes place in London on 15 November 2017, 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 winners with an opportunity to raise their profile within the engineering industry.

 

Nominations are requested for these awards:

  • 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 forms is Friday, 26 May 2017 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 shortlisted 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 previous winners and finalists

2017 Key dates

Deadline

26 May 2017, 17:00 (BST)

Ceremony

IET Achievement Awards:
15 November 2017, 13:00 (GMT)

   

Submit an online nomination

2017 online submission form

    

Related links

Candidate Criteria Guidance (PDF)

 

See also

Previous winners