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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

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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.

If you are currently an apprentice or have recently completed your apprenticeship and you are using evidence gained during your apprenticeship, please apply for the apprentice award.
 
 

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) with the 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. United Kingdom MOD civil servants are welcome to apply for this award.

 

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) with the 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 does not need to include classified information in order for the application to be assessed.

We welcome applications from Armed Forces Technician applications from current members of the United Kingdom Armed Forces.

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



Prize

For each award the prize will consist of a certificate,  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 2015 short-listed applicants will be invited to The IET Achievement Awards Ceremony, which will take place in London on Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 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.

 

How to apply 

  • To apply, please complete the online application form  via the link on the right hand side. 
  • You may only apply for one award category.
  • The Endorsement Statement 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

The deadline for completed applications is 29 May 2015 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?

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

Which award do I apply for if I am a United Kingdom MOD civil servant?

 APlease apply for the Apprentice or Technician of the Year Award.
   
3.Q

Which award do I apply for if I am about to complete my apprenticeship or have recently completed my apprenticeship?

 AIf you are still an apprentice or have recently completed your apprenticeship and you are using evidence gained during your apprenticeship, please apply for the apprentice award.
   
4.Q

May I apply for more than one category of award?

 ANo, please chose one of the three categories:

IET Apprentice of the Year
IET Technician of the Year
IET Armed Forces Technician of the Year

 

2014 Winners


 2014 Apprentice of the Year - Jade Aspinall

Image of Jade Aspinall Jade is an apprentice at MBDA UK.  Placed as a Manufacturing Engineer, her first responsibility was on a Brimstone radar seeker attrition project. Following on from his project, she worked with a Principle Engineer to create a training module for new starters and apprentices allowing them to understand the assembly, engineering and logistics processes behind the full strip and build of a Brimstone Seeker. She has given promotional and motivational speeches at numerous events on the importance of women in engineering and has promoted engineering to young people, employers, parents and MPs.

 

2014 Technician of the Year - James Winson EngTech TMIET

Image of James Winson James joined Atkins in 2009 as an Electrical and Electronic apprentice and undertook various tasks including installation, commissioning and design. He is currently an Assistant Telecoms Engineer and is working on the design of major projects including the £300 million London Underground (LU) Stabilisation Programme. The programme aims to upgrade life-expired equipment across the underground network. James is involved with the “EngTech Now” campaign which educates young people interested in an engineering career about the benefits of professional registration.

 

2014 Armed Forces Technician of the Year - Corporal (Cpl) Aled Phoenix

Image of Corporal Aled Phoenix Cpl Phoenix is an Electronic Technician in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. When he  was deployed to Afghanistan, as the only technician on location he found himself required to provide the whole spectrum of technical support beyond the limitations of his trade specialism, Base Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance systems. His technical aptitude was stretched to its limits and he performed repairs on previously unseen equipment whilst participating in mounted patrols on an armoured vehicle with an infantry unit within high threat areas of Afghanistan.

 
 

2013 Winners

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 2014 winners and short listed candidates

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

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

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2015 Key dates

Deadline

Apprentice and Technician Awards:
29 May 2015, 17:00 (BST)

Ceremony

The IET Achievement Awards Ceremony:
18 November 2015, 13:00 (GMT)

 

Submit an Apprentice and Technician Awards application

2015 online application form

 

Related links

Endorsement Statement (Doc)

Candidate Criteria Guidance (PDF)

 

See also 

2014 Winners

2013 Winners