The IET’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards 2014 (photo)

Open for entries | deadline 26 June 2015

About the award


The YWE award recognises a young woman who has firmly established herself as an energetic and technically excellent professional. 



“Only 7% of the engineering workforce in the UK is female.” Source: IET 2013 Skills Survey

The IET are determined to address the persistent problem in encouraging women into the engineering and IT sectors.

Seeing the best female engineers and technicians recognised and rewarded for their ground-breaking achievements, we believe, is a great way to inspire the next generation of women…

Now in its 38th year, the YWE Awards seek to highlight the achievements of inspiring young women in engineering and encourage others (both young men and women) to enter the profession by highlighting engineering as a worthwhile and exciting career.

Finalists and winners are ideal role models for those considering a career in engineering and through interviews with the media, talking to schools, career conventions, etc., can attract more young people into the sector.

Winners and finalists perform an ambassadorial role for the IET, and engineering in general, throughout the year.

The awards also recognise the best young female engineers who have entered the industry through a variety of routes, including the apprentice route.

Additional prizes announced at the ceremony include the Mary George Memorial Prize for Apprentices and the Women's Engineering Society Prize.


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