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EngTech and Apprentice Awards 2017

The Institution has launched the EngTech and Apprentice Awards for 2017. The four awards are a key part of the Institution’s commitment to its growing number of technician and apprentice members.

Members can apply for the awards directly or be nominated by a colleague in the engineering community with knowledge of their achievement.

EngTech of the Year Award

Launched last year, this award recognises the achievements of the Institution's EngTech members, and the contribution they make to the engineering sector. The winner will receive £2,000. Katja Srbljanin, the 2016 EngTech of the Year winner said:

”I would like to thank Siemens for their support in my career, my studies and my volunteer work. Without this support I wouldn’t have been able to devote as much time and effort into promoting STEM and seeing the influence that we have been able to have on our local community. I am also exceptionally thankful to the IMechE to be offered this award and recognition which will ultimately help me to continue doing what I enjoy and help make a difference to young people.”

Katja has since gone onto achieve her IEng professional registration with the Institution.

Bryan Hildrew Apprentice of the Year Award

This award recognises the contribution our Apprentice Affiliate members make to the engineering sector. The winner will receive an educational grant of £1,500 to support their career development.

Jake Wilshaw, the Apprentice of the Year 2016 winner, has ambitious plans for his future. He wants to achieve his Master’s degree and become a Chartered Engineer and has plans to use his prize money to undertake his Lean Six-Sigma training. On his achievement, Jake said:

“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 enjoy coming to work every day and being able to make a difference!”

Dr John McVey, Siemens National Apprenticeship Contracts Manager was delighted to support Jake:

“Siemens invests a lot of time and effort in making sure that our apprentice and graduate development schemes produce the best engineers in the UK, if not the world. Throughout his apprenticeship Jake naturally demonstrated the key traits and behaviours that would be expected in a professional young engineer.”

EngTech Visionary of the Year

This award highlights individuals who have made a significant contribution to the sector by promoting EngTech registration, in either an engineering or other business or advisory role. The 2016 winner of the award, Keith Wylie, said:

“It was very unexpected but I’m really proud. Lots of people are working all over the country in their own time encouraging apprentices, I am very grateful for this recognition. The Institution continues to support me with my own CPD, and this is my way of giving something back”.

Advanced Apprenticeship Provider of the Year Award

This award celebrates the crucial role of employers and educators in promoting EngTech registration. The winner will gain industry-wide recognition of their high standards.

Organisations who have an Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications for all of these awards is 30 June 2017. All entrants will need to complete an application form.


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