IET Apprentice Of The Year Award – Open For Entries!

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Apprentice Josh Barber with his line manager
The IET Apprentice of the Year award gives employers the chance to recognise the work of exceptional engineering apprentices.
The IET Apprentice of the Year Award offers scheme coordinators and supervisors the opportunity to put forward an engineering apprentice they feel should be recognised for making a substantial contribution to the business.
The award is open to all apprentices on at least the second year of an IET approved apprenticeship scheme, who have made a substantial contribution to the development of a new product, service, or process and have shown exceptional commitment to engineering or technology, through their technical and professional development.
The winner will be recognised at the renowned IET Achievement Awards Ceremony this November. This is a high profile event attended by engineering movers and shakers, providing excellent networking opportunities. Here they will be presented with a trophy and certificate, also receiving £1,000 and two years free IET membership, including technician professional registration application fee when they’re ready to apply.
Last year’s title went to Josh Barber, an apprentice circuit engineer at ABB Ltd. He was awarded the title thanks to his work on the Pen y Cymoedd wind energy project, where the company is delivering a wind farm grid connection into National Grid’s transmission network on behalf of Vattenfall.
Josh redesigned a supplies pillar marshalling kiosk layout to improve safety, efficiency and reduce installation errors by providing a more intuitive link between the wiring board and the substation layout. This won approval from senior engineers, his supervisors and ABB’s customers. His kiosk design has now been adopted as standard as it will save money by reducing installation and commissioning time. 
You don’t need to be an IET member to put forward an apprentice for the IET Apprentice of the Year Award. To find out more, or to nominate an exceptional apprentice, simply visit
Deadline for entries is 5pm on Friday 26 May 2017. 
Posted by Keri Allan on Apr 27, 2017 10:25 AM Europe/London

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