Thirty-year-old Chloe from Bristol has been recognised by the IET for her commitment to engineering standards, producing exceptional results throughout her career as a former Deputy Project Certification Manager (PCM) and Structures Subject Matter Expert for the Military Aviation Authority (MAA).
In this role, she examined technical evidence and assured compliance of design changes with US and UK military airworthiness codes and standards for multiple Royal Air Force and Royal Naval aircraft. Chloe has just started a new position in Germany where she continues to support Military aircraft on a collaborative project between worldwide nations. She is also working towards her MSc in Military Aerospace and Airworthiness.
On winning, she said: “I feel ecstatic and privileged to have won this award. I am very passionate about my career and my contribution to defence, aerospace and the engineering industries, so to be recognised in this way means the world to me. Working full time and studying is hard work, but achievements such as this make all the personal sacrifices worthwhile.
“The award couldn’t have come at a better time. Leaving the MAA wasn’t an easy decision as I was comfortable and confident in my role but I needed to fly the nest and gain new experiences and skills to further my career and gain evidence for my Incorporated Engineering status. I have only been in Germany a week so this announcement has given me a boost in confidence that I will be just fine in my new role and adventure. I plan to celebrate at Christmas with my family and I can’t wait to bring my trophy to Germany in the new year.”
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: “Chloe’s dedication to delivering the highest engineering standards within the Military Aviation Authority has seen her continuously excel throughout her career. This is always an extremely strong category and she should be very proud to win this award, a marked reflection of her achievements.
“The standard of this year’s entries made the judging extremely difficult. All the IET Technician of the Year Award finalists demonstrated skills and knowledge throughout 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 real 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 IET Achievement Awards.