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Tom Nevard Memorial Competition

The competition is open to civilian craft and technician engineering apprentices from anywhere in the MoD.

The Tom Nevard Memorial competition began in 1952 as a memorial to Mr Tom Nevard who was an Assistant Secretary in the Labour Branch of the Ministry of Supply. The original purpose of the event was to test the craftsmanship of the apprentices. However, while individual tests of craftsmanship still exist, the changes to MoD Apprenticeships mean the emphasis is now very much on the challenge to build and design defence-related products, to cultivate engineering flair and ability, to encourage team working and develop core competences.

The competition attracts significant interest at the highest level with awards for the winners being presented at an annual ceremony often in London in the presence of Royalty and/or Ministers.

IMechE sponsors the Hand Skills Phase 2 competition.

The winner receives a certificate and a voucher for £100

The runner-up receives a certificate and a voucher for £50

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