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IET Achievement Awards - Ceremony

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London, UK

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IET Achievement Awards Ceremony 2017



Angela Lamont standing at lectern  

The winners of the 2017 IET Achievement Awards were announced at the Brewery, Chiswell Street, London on Wednesday, 15 November 2017. The event was thought-provoking and was hosted by TV presenter Angela Lamont.

These awards recognise 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 (PDF)

Award winners

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a captivating  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 prestigious awards, the Faraday Medal and the Mountbatten Medal were presented to  Dr Bjarne Stroustrup, inventor and pioneer of the C++ programming language and Professor Shujj Nakamura, Nobel Laureate in Physics  who pioneered the development of blue LEDs and lasers using novel InGaN growth processes (respectively). The IET Volunteer Medal was awarded to Mr Xenophon Christodoulou for his work with the IET London Network.

The winners of the Apprentice and Armed Forces Technician of the Year Awards were announced at the ceremony.  Magdalena Dyga of Rolls-Royce Plc  was revealed as the winner of the IET Apprentice of the Year award and Warrant Office Class 2 Ram Kumar Rai was chosen from an exemplary short list to win the IET Armed Forces Technician of the Year award. John Wheal from NATS, the winner of the IET Technician of the Year was presented with his trophy.

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

The ceremony featured 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, Shubham Saraff  from India who represented the South Asia Region received a £1,000 cash prize and the runner-up, Zara Shafique  from Pakistan who represented the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Region received £500.


View the IET Achievement Awards Ceremony 2017 opening sting.

Find out more about all our winners in the ceremony brochure (PDF)


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2018 Key date


Achievement Awards Ceremony:
14 November 2018, 13:00 (GMT)