Press release

Engineering stars scoop prizes at London ceremony

21 November 2013

The IET has hosted the annual IET Achievement Awards Ceremony at The Brewery in London., An audience of over 250 engineers and technicians attended   the ceremony at which 39 awards, trophies and  scholarships, celebrating some of the world’s best engineering achievements were awarded. Liz Bonnin, TV presenter and biochemist hosted the event.

Awards included the esteemed Achievement Awards and the Apprentice and Technicians Awards. These awards recognise individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the advancement of science, engineering and technology, and reward apprentices and technicians who have made good progress towards their qualifications and who have made significant contributions in their field.

The awards presented also include the Present around the World (PATW) awards which is the IET’s presentation competition for young engineers and technicians, the Premium Awards for Best Papers, which celebrate the authors of the best papers published within the last two years in each of the IET’s journals and postgraduate and undergraduate scholarships.  

Barry Brooks, IET President said: “The Awards were a huge success, and the winners should be very proud to have won one of our prestigious accolades. There is an urgent need to encourage more young people into engineering and I hope that these awards will highlight just how diverse our industry is, and also encourage more young people to study STEM subjects and start an engineering career.”

This year, the IET has provided over £1 million to celebrate excellence and research in the sector and encourage the next generation of engineers and technicians.

All IET awards seek to inspire engineering excellence, right from apprentices and technicians at the start of their careers through to highly established professionals.

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Hannah Kellett
External Communications Manager

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Email: HKellett@theiet.org

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