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Achievement Awards ceremony 2015



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The winners of the IET Achievement Awards were announced at the Brewery, Chiswell Street, London on 18 November 2015.  The event hosted by science presenter Maggie Philbin was an incredible success and had we had the highest attendance to date.

The awards recognised some of the world's most outstanding engineers and technologists and acknowledged the talents of exceptional apprentices, students and young professionals.

The complete list of winners can be found in the ceremony brochure.

Award winners

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a wonderful IET Achievement Awards Ceremony. The first part of the ceremony focused mainly on the IET's Achievement Awards which recognise and celebrate individual excellence in the various fields of Engineering and Technology. The IET's most prestigious award, the Faraday Medal, was presented to Professor Kees Schouhamer Immink. The IET Volunteer Medal was awarded for the first time in 2015, Eur Ing Gordon Dixon from Solent Local Network received his award at the ceremony.

The winners of the Apprentice and Technician of the Year Awards were revealed at the ceremony. James Garnham at Cisco Systems Ltd was announced as the winner of the IET Apprentice of the Year award, Sam Wicks from Sudlows was the recipient of the IET Technician of the Year award and Sergeant Craig Fulford (REME) was chosen from an exemplary short list to win the IET Armed Forces Technician of the Year award.

The second part of the ceremony included the IET Postgraduate Scholarships and Undergraduate Grants which recognised and reward excellence in individuals within the engineering and technology fields.

The ceremony also included the global final of the "Present around the World" competition, a presentation competition for students, recent graduates, apprentices and young professionals. Five contestants from across the globe gave a ten minute presentation and the winner and runner up were chosen by the audience and a panel of judges.

The winner, Robert Mayall from Calgary, Canada who represented the Americas Region received a £1,000 cash prize and the runner-up, Mark Richards from Derby who represented the United Kingdom Region received £500.


View the opening sting used at the IET Achievement Awards Ceremony 2015


View an interview with Maggie Philbin



Photo gallery

It was great to see so many talented engineers and technicians being recognised.

See all our winners in the ceremony brochure and view a selection of photos from the ceremony below.


2016 key date


Achievement Awards Ceremony:
16 November 2016, 13:00 (GMT)