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IET begins search for UK’s best technicians

09 May 2014
The awards aim to raise the profile of the good work that UK apprentices and technicians contribute to engineering businesses

The awards aim to raise the profile of the good work that UK apprentices and technicians contribute to engineering businesses

The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) is on the lookout for the UK’s most promising apprentices and technicians for its 2014 Awards.

The awards, which are in their second year, aim to raise the profile of the good work that UK apprentices and technicians contribute to engineering businesses.

They will see an apprentices, a technician and an Armed Forces technician walk away with £1,000 each, two years free membership of the IET and payment of their technician professional registration fees.

Barry Brooks, president, IET, said: “Apprentices and technicians are essential to the success of engineering companies, but rarely receive accolades for their contribution to that success. These awards provide an opportunity for all in the profession to celebrate the best apprentices and technicians.”

“At a time when the Government and industry are keen to improve the quality and consistency of apprenticeships, and to attract more men and women to become technicians, these awards have an important role to play in highlighting what apprenticeships can achieve,” he added.

There are three categories for the awards: IET Apprentice of the Year, IET Technician of the Year and IET Armed Forces Technician of the Year.

The winners will be announced at the IET Achievement Awards Ceremony, which will take place in London on 19 November 2014.

Applications can be made online. The deadline is Friday, 30 May 2014.  

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The awards aim to raise the profile of the good work that UK apprentices and technicians contribute to engineering businesses

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