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The benefits of applying for an IMechE Apprentice or EngTech Award

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IMechE Apprentice and EngTech Awards - apply by 30 June
IMechE Apprentice and EngTech Awards - apply by 30 June

Your goal for applying for an Apprentice or EngTech award should not be simply to win. There are many benefits of applying that will support and add value to your long-term goals as you progress through your engineering career.

The Institution’s Apprentice and EngTech Awards strive to support not only young engineers as they begin to carve out their careers, but also their employers and educators, developing a culture of self-investment, peer development and mobility throughout the industry.

The application process alone will support and add value to your long-term goals:

  • Develop your interpersonal skills.
  • Connect you with engineers and like-minded people.
  • Establish valuable contacts across varied industries and companies.
  • Highlight your abilities to peers and prospective employers.
  • ·Increase your involvement with IMechE.

As an Institution we are proud to support these engineers, to develop the technical skills and creativity they need to thrive in this fast-changing world.
Dr Colin Brown, CEng FIMechE FIMMM CEO

Jessica Reading, an apprentice at Siemens, was the celebrated winner of the Bryan Hildrew Apprentice of the Year, 2020 receiving £1500 towards their career development. Described as ‘a great role model’ by Siemens Training and Development Manager, David Thomas, Jessica not only strives for excellence during her working day but also helps to promote STEM during career fairs and works as a personal GCSE tutor where she encourages interest in apprenticeships.

The EngTech awards are open to engineers who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to their professional development (CPD) and have made a significant contribution to their companies whilst encouraging young people into an engineering career. The EngTech of the Year  and  EngTech Visionary awards are prestigious accolades.

Recognising the vital role of employers and educators, the Advanced Apprenticeship Provider of the Year is also open for applications. The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) were the winners of this coveted award in 2020, having ‘widened the appeal of engineering as a career’.

We are incredibly proud to receive this award and to be recognised for the work we do in enabling our apprentices to fulfil their potential
Clare Davis, UKAEA’s People Development Manager

There are a wealth of opportunities available for apprentices and engineering technicians who demonstrate determination and a passion for self-development – find out how you can apply.

Applications and nominations are open until 30 June 2021.


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