The IET Apprentice Of The Year Award 2018 Is Open For Entries!

The IET Apprentice of the Year award gives employers the chance to recognise and reward the work of their most exceptional engineering apprentices.

 
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It 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 IET Apprentice of the Year 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 esteemed IET Achievement Awards Ceremony in November. This is a high profile event attended by a who’s who of engineering, providing excellent networking opportunities. Here the winning apprentice will be presented with a trophy and certificate. In addition they’ll receive a prize of £1,000 and two years free IET membership, including technician professional registration application fee when they’re ready to apply.
 
IET Apprentice of the Year Award 2017 winner
Last year’s title went to Magdalena Dyga, a manufacturing laboratory technologist at Rolls-Royce. While she was an apprentice, Magdalena was appointed as the single point of contact for the facilities automated welding process. As part of this role she wrote the statement of requirement for a new automated welder and solely bought off the machine validation at the supplier.
 
Magdalena played a key role in identifying bottlenecks through the outlet guide vane method of manufacture. She was also a key member of the team who achieved a 50 per cent cycle time reduction in electron beam welding. This project won the Lean Award at the 2016 Executive Vice President Presentation evening.
 
To find out more about the IET Apprentice of the Year Award, or to nominate an exceptional apprentice, please visit https://conferences.theiet.org/achievement/awards/apprentice/apprentice.cfm.  
 
The deadline for entries for this year’s award is 5pm on Friday, 18 May 2018.
 
 
Posted by Keri Allan on Mar 21, 2018 10:15 AM Europe/London

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