31 October 2017
The Institution of Engineering and Technology has this week announced the shortlist for its Armed Forces Technician Award, which recognises individuals who have made an exceptional engineering contribution to their profession.
The three individuals secured their places on the shortlist for the support they have provided for critical areas of armed forces operations ranging from the UK response to the Nepal earthquakes, protecting aircraft systems from cyber threats and making cost savings on complex airfield runway redesigns.
Professor Jeremy Watson, IET President said:
“All the IET Armed Forces Technician Award finalists demonstrated skills and knowledge through their work that went far beyond their roles. They have taken on challenging tasks and through innovation and determination have brought real benefits to their areas of operation.
“They are being recognised by the IET for their achievements and for being role models to future generations of technicians and engineers by inspiring them to develop their own careers and success stories.”
The winner of the Armed Forces Technician Award will be announced at the IET Achievement Awards ceremony in London on 15th November. They will receive a prize consisting of a trophy, certificate, £1,000 cash and two years’ free IET membership.
The Achievement Awards are part of the IET’s Achievement Awards and Scholarships programme, which this year provided over £1million in awards, prizes and scholarships to celebrate excellence and research in the sector and encourage the next generation of engineers and technicians.
All IET awards seek to inspire and reward engineering excellence, from apprentices at the start of their careers through to reputable, established professional engineers and technicians.
Hannah Kellett, External Communications Manager
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