Awards, prizes and scholarships within engineering and technology
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)1438 767 679.
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.
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. The 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
- 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 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 email@example.com.
The deadline for completed applications is Friday, 30 May 2014 at 17:00 (BST).
Frequently asked questions
Does the description of the work undertaken need to include classified information for my application to be considered?
|A||The report does not need to include classified information in order for the application to be assessed.|
Does this award rule out anyone who is currently applying for membership via one of the Armed Forces special registration agreement?
If you have any further questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Apprentice of the Year winner
|Lydia Feasey EngTech TMIET 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 was responsible for the logistics and tracking of 500 components that needed to be removed. Each was worth up to £20,000, involved hazardaterials and contained invaluable data for the international fusion research programme. Every component made it to its destination safely and intact. 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 winner
|Working in the Technical Office at Merseyrail for two years, Andrew Knowles EngTech TMIET 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. When the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) asked Merseyrail to upgrade their system, Andrew was tasked with analysing any issues and re-designing the system. 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. Andrew has continued to work with the ORR to help improve these sanding systems on other trains industry wide.|
2013 Armed Forces Technician of the Year winner
|The safety of troops deployed on operations is a number one concern, particularly in ‘safe haven’ bases. Typical practice is to use mass earth to provide protection and shelters. Staff Sergeant (SSgt) David Emmerson MIET saw this as costly and logistically inefficient. Taking into account all stakeholder needs, he believed that it needed a different kind of thinking from what had gone before. In order to pursue these ideas, he took an unpaid career break from the Army and found commercial sponsorship. SSgt 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.|
2014 Key dates
Deadline for Apprentice and Technician Award applications:
30 May 2014, 17:00 (BST)
The IET Achievement Awards Ceremony:
19 November 2014, 13:00 (GMT)
Submit an Apprentice and Technician Award application