The IET’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards 2016 - Inspire, Inform, Influence, Invited – Celebrate the women who will shape the future (Title image with photos showing the faces of four women engineers)

1 December 2016 | IET London: Savoy Place

Awards criteria


YWE: The IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year (£2,500)

We're searching for a dynamic young engineer who represents the very best of our profession. She's a high achiever, a problem solver and a team player.

She should be an inspiration to her colleagues and, just as importantly, have the charisma and personality to inspire others to follow in her footsteps.


MG: Mary George Memorial Prize for Apprentices (£750)

This prize is awarded to an outstanding female engineering apprentice who has made a contribution within the workplace beyond the realms of her normal duties and demonstrated dynamism in her approach to the solution of engineering problems.

A real team player, she will be seen as an 'all-rounder' who will act as an enthusiastic role model to encourage other young women to enter the profession of engineering through the apprenticeship route.


WES: Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Prize (£750)

This prize is awarded to a young female engineer who is able to engage and inspire young people’s involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

She wants to attract young people into engineering and may already have some experience of doing this.

She is also interested in the challenges women face in maintaining their career in engineering.


Winners will be invited to participate in high profile events throughout the year, attended by influential people offering excellent networking opportunities and raising her profile within the engineering industry.

All applications can be considered for any award providing they meet the criteria of that award.


Awards criteria

  • All applicants must be currently working in the UK
  • You do not need to be a member of the IET to enter for the IET YWE awards
  • The awards are aimed at early career professionals (aged 18 - 35 years old)


Qualifications required


Minimum engineering qualification


YWE HNC/HND (or equivalent) Degree level / Masters / PhD
WES HNC/HND (or equivalent) Degree level / Masters / PhD
MG On an Apprenticeship, or finished an apprenticeship within last six months of the closing date.
(Advanced Apprenticeship in England and Wales, Modern Apprenticeship in Scotland or a Level 3 ApprenticeshipNI in Northern Ireland)





Experience of leadership - Has led a small team or group of individuals to achieve a goal, this can be voluntary work, at university or at work. YWE WES / MG
Experience of team working: The applicant must have experience of working with others; this does not have to be in a leadership role. YWE / WES /MG
Professional commitment: Evidence to show commitment to a medium term project or role. YWE / WES /MG



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