IET recognises apprentice achievements in new awards scheme

Three people will be awarded GBP1,000

Three people will be awarded GBP1,000

A new awards scheme has been launched by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to celebrate the achievements of apprentices and technicians and their contributions to the engineering sector. Three awards of GBP1,000 will be given to an apprentice, a technician and an Armed Forces technician as part of the new scheme.

Apply through the IET website before 31st May. The short-listed candidates will be invited to attend the prestigious IET Achievement Awards ceremony on 20th November 2013.

A spokesperson from GCHQ, which is sponsoring the awards said: “The Apprentice and Technician Awards scheme is a particularly special scheme because it acknowledges the significant impact that young people are having on engineering businesses through boosting productivity and enhancing the skills base. Modern apprenticeships in particular are a genuine alternative to University education and lead to just as rewarding a career path.”