The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) has today issued a last call for entries for its annual Young Woman Engineer Awards, with deadlines set for 30th July.
Sponsored by GCHQ, National Grid, Transport for London, RS, Jaguar, Land Rover, e-on and The Royal Air Force, the IET Young Woman Engineer Awards is made up of three coveted prizes that recognise the very best female engineers under the age of 30 working in the UK today.
Each an industry recognised award in itself, the Young Woman Engineer Awards seeks to highlight the achievements of young women in engineering and aims to encourage and inspire others to enter the profession.
The overall winner will be awarded with the title Young Woman Engineer of the Year as well as a cash prize and the opportunity to attend high profile events where they will have the chance to meet influential people from the industry.
Two runners-up, one who has followed an apprentice route and the other who has followed a graduate route, will be awarded the Mary George and Women’s Engineering Society Prizes respectively and will both have the opportunity to attend these events and to secure long-term career success.
Manager of Membership Services at The IET, Agnes Segal, said: “As an industry dominated by men, the Young Woman Engineer Award aims to close this gender gap by highlighting the work of outstanding young females whilst inspiring others to pursue careers in this space.
“This is an amazing opportunity for exceptional and intelligent young women to get noticed for all the right reasons. With the deadline fast approaching we are urging people to rally behind their female colleagues and nominate them for these awards.”
The closing date for entries is Friday 30th July, and nomination forms can be downloaded nomination forms can be downloaded here.
Winners will be chosen by the IET Awards and Prizes Committee for presentation at an exclusive awards ceremony that will be hosted by Bang Goes the Theory presenter and wild animal biologist Liz Bonin at Savoy Place on Wednesday 8th December.