Twenty-two-year-old Lucyanne from Fleetwood, Lancashire, is a Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Electronics Technician. She is responsible for repairing and maintaining the Coy’s Battlegroup Thermal Imaging systems, BOWMAN Radios and advising on vehicle electrical faults.
She has been recognised by the IET for her commitment and enthusiasm to go above and beyond in her role as a junior technician, which has had a marked impact on the culture within her organisation.
Lucyanne is passionate about promoting her role as a woman engineer and organised a local event highlighting opportunities both within engineering and the REME. She also set up engineering challenges for young girls and shared her own experience with them, to help open their minds to all the possibilities Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) present.
On winning, Lucyanne said: “I am so pleased to have won this award and I feel honoured knowing that I was up against some really amazing competitors. The job satisfaction is so good and I feel privileged to have been recognised for this. I really hope that in the future I can help encourage other women to join the engineering world!”
The IET Achievement Awards exist to recognise individuals from all over the world who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of engineering, technology and science in any sector. This can be through research and development in their respective technical field or through their leadership of an enterprise.
IET President, Professor Danielle George MBE, said: “Lucyanne has not only excelled within her role as a junior technician, but her dedication outside of work in educating other young girls to follow similar career paths is highly commendable. She should be very proud of her achievements.
“The standard of this year’s entries made the judging extremely difficult. 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 to succeed have brought real benefits to those they work for and with – they are all difference makers.”
The Apprentice and Technician 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.
Find out more about the Achievement Awards.