Q: Is there a fee to apply for the awards?
A: No. There is no fee to apply for any of the awards… the ceremony is free to attend too!
Q: Do I qualify for any of the awards if I am currently working towards my engineering HNC/HND (or equivalent)?
A: Unfortunately, the HNC/HND needs to be completed in order to meet the criteria. However, if you are completing this level of qualification as part of an apprenticeship, you will qualify for the Mary George Memorial Prize for Apprentices.
Q: I am currently working outside of the UK; do I qualify for any of the awards?
A: In order to qualify for the awards you must be based and working in the UK currently and for at least one year after the awards in order to fulfil your duties as an ambassador for young women in engineering.
Q: I would like to apply for two of the awards; do I need to complete two applications?
A: No, you only need to complete one application. All applications are considered for all three awards.
Q: Who can complete my endorsement form?
A: The endorsement form needs to be completed by someone that knows your work and you in a professional manner. A relative should not complete the form even if you do work with them. It also needs to be someone in a role of seniority to you. Most applicants have this form completed by their manager.
Q: Can I start my online application and upload the endorsement form later?
A: Yes. Once you have started your application online you can log back in anytime up until the deadline and add the form, edit and update your application. Just make sure you click next in order to save your progress!
Q: My work system blocks any downloads from websites. How can I get the endorsement form?
A: If you email firstname.lastname@example.org we will be able to send you a copy of the endorsement form via email.