Bryan Hildrew Apprentice of the Year Award
Put yourself forward and be recognised for your achievements. It's easy to apply and you could win £1,500.
Apprenticeships are becoming increasingly popular and are now a viable alternative to attending university.
The Apprentice of the Year Award recognises the achievements of our Apprentice Affiliate members, and the contribution they make to the engineering sector, industry and the wider economy.
Entrants must demonstrate outstanding commitment to their professional development, and show how they have made a positive difference to their company. They should have gone above and beyond their normal duties by taking on extra responsibilities. Any charity or voluntary work is relevant, especially related to engineering and encouraging young people into engineering. Apprentices must also show a career plan for the next three to five years.
You can nominate yourself or be nominated by a sponsor from your company or training provider/college.
What will I win?
The winner will receive an educational grant of £1,500 to support their career development.
All highly commended entrants will receive a certificate. The winner and highly commended entrants will also be featured in promotional activity in the form of case studies, photos and web stories.
Am I eligible to apply?
To be eligible to enter you must be:
• A current Apprentice Affiliate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
• Enrolled on an advanced/modern engineering apprenticeship
About Bryan Hildrew
The Awards are named after former apprentice and President of the Institution, Bryan Hildrew.
Bryan started his career with a five year apprenticeship at the North Eastern Marine Engineering Co. Ltd in the 1930s. He attended Sunderland Technical College, and studied for his Master’s degree at the University of London. After completing his apprenticeship he went onto join the Royal Navy.
After a successful career in research, travelling the world and becoming the Managing Director at the Lloyd’s Register he retired in 1985. He also worked on the project to build the UK’s first nuclear submarine. Bryan was a lifelong member of the Institution and became the President in 1980.
I am genuinely honoured and proud to win this award. I believe the main reason for my success is my work ethic and passion for engineering.
I was really pleased to be a runner up for this prestigious prize.
It is great to have recognition by an independent organisation.
I am honoured to be recognised, and really pleased to be nominated. I hope the winners will continue to promote apprenticeships, so that we can encourage more young people to look into engineering careers.
It is an honour to be named Apprentice of the Year. I believe the main reason for my success is a passion for engineering, which has grown exponentially since starting my apprenticeship.