IET Awards - Winners
Awards, prizes and scholarships within engineering and technology
Other IET Awards
Paul Fletcher Award
The Paul Fletcher Award Legacy was set up in the memory of Paul Thomas Fletcher (PDF) who wished to encourage the success of younger people in our profession.
Awarded to an IET young professional volunteer for outstanding achievement in contributing to the activities of the IET.
2014 Paul Fletcher Award winner: Ashish Kumar MIET
Ashish Kumar is a Supply Chain Management - Material Planner at Accenture in Chennai, India and has also worked for Nokia, Siemens Networks and Tata Communications.
Whilst finishing his BTech in Electronics and Communications Engineering, Ashish pursed a Certification Program in Business Management from the prestigious IIT Bombay, and is about to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management from Symbiosis University.
He is a proactive member of IET’s Chennai Network. Having being associated with the IET since 2009, Ashish has been instrumental in organizing over 30 international and internal events across India under the IET banner. He became Student Chairman in 2011, and since then Ashish has taken the IET to different parts of the country. Ashish is currently serving as the joint secretary of Chennai Young Professionals network. He has also won regional Present around the World (PATW) competitions on two occasions and has represented Chennai in PATW India.
Video interview with Ashish Kumar
2013 Paul Fletcher Award winners:
Robert Edmunds CEng MIET
|Robert Edmunds, Test Solutions Team Leader, Selex ES, UK. Over the last ten years, Robert has been an active member of the IET, holding numerous positions on IET committees at local, national and global level, and working to promote both engineering and the IET within Selex ES, and within the local and wider community. He has become one of the most identifiable faces for young engineers, appearing on much of the IET literature and within the "IET News" features: a real role model for students of all ages aspiring to a career within engineering.|
Video interview with Robert Edmunds
Ms Alyssa Randall MIET
|Alyssa Randall, Research and Development Engineer, Baylis Medical, Toronto, Canada. Since participating in the IET’s Present Around the World (PATW) competition in 2009, Alyssa has been an outstanding volunteer and organised several regional PATW competitions. As a member of the Community Committee - Americas since 2011, she helped to rekindle activity in Toronto. As Chair of the Young Professional Regional Committee (YPRC) since 2012, she led the YPRC in drafting a new regional scholarship. Ms Randall is positive, professional, forward thinking and has also encouraged women and biomedical engineers to join the IET.|
Video interview with Alyssa Randall
2012 Paul Fletcher Award: Rhys Phillips MIET
Rhys joined the IET in April 2010 and became a volunteer that July. Within the South Wales Local Networks and Young Professional Sections, his roles include website and email marketing, event planning and schools volunteering. He chairs the South Wales Area meetings and is organising a series of professional registration workshops in his workplace. Rhys also sits on the Communities Committee UK where he is a member of the Finance Committee and organised the UK final of Present Around the World and the UK Communities Together volunteers event this year. He presents the science radio show, Pythagoras’ Trousers and devised the Pythagorean Cabaret science variety night which performs to IET Local Networks.
View a case study (PDF) on Rhys Phillips' contributions to the activities of the IET.
Video interview with Rhys Phillips
2011 Paul Fletcher Award: Tom Hlaing MEng(Hons) CEng MIET
|Tom was chosen because of his long volunteering career and history of achievement within the IET governance in various roles, among which includes being a current member of the Membership and Professional Development Board (MPDB), past member of Council, Board Member of European Young Engineers (EYE), past member of the Younger Members Board (YMB), and past YP and LN Chair in the East Midlands Local Network. His notable YP achievement was co-chair of the Volunteers Conference Weekend 2010.|
Downloadable list of previous Young Professional Award recipients (PDF: opens in new window)
2015 key dates
Achievement Medal Nominations:
29 May 2015, 17:00 (BST)
CeremonyThe IET Achievement Awards Ceremony
18 November 2015, 13:00 (GMT)
Submit an Achievement Medals nomination
The online application form for the 2015 awards will be available later this year.
List of previous Young Professional recipients (PDF)
Candidate Criteria Guidance (PDF)
IET Young Professional Achievement Medal leaflet (PDF)