The Young Engineer of the Year Award
The Young Engineer Award publically celebrates and promotes the efforts of young professionals at the early stages of their careers. Applicants are invited to demonstrate exemplary service to the advancement in one or more areas of:
- The electronic engineering profession
- Employers business success/competitiveness or improvement
- Personal achievement
The winner of the Young Engineer Award will enjoy a cash prize of £500, a trophy, certificate and the kudos associated with the accompanying announcements made by TechWorks to the press.
The criteria for applicants are outlined below:
- Domiciled in the UK or Ireland
- A practicing engineer in the electronic systems community
- Aged 30 or under on the closing date for applications
Demonstrates technical competence and high levels of professional integrity in areas such as (but not limited to):
- Hardware or software design and development
- Process development or improvement
- Novel engineering solutions
- Systems Engineering
- Product ideas and creation
- Product or customer support
Who can apply?
To qualify, the company will be seen to be emerging in the technology space – it may be a start-up or more established company that is making a noteworthy change in business model or direction in pursuit of growth ambitions. The company will be an SME (likely with less than 100 employees) and/or demonstrate exceptional growth from their existing position helping the UK to be seen as a global technology leader. The winner should demonstrate an outstanding and/or innovative product or service, company financial strength, and overall success. Key considerations are positive financial performance, sustainability, impact on the industry and market, and ground breaking technology.
Online Application Form
The intent of the application process is to acquire sufficient evidence without being burdensome or overly bureaucratic to both applicants and judges. Award candidates are therefore encouraged to provide clear and concise information that is distinctly relevant to the award so that judges are not placed in a position of subjective interpretation.
Where you have worked as part of a team be sure to make it clear in the application how your achievements have been made – judges will not be able to make decisions on inconclusive evidence and will naturally frown upon information interpreted as misleading – therefore, if you worked as part of a team be explicit about what you have done and what was contributed by the team.
All accompanying information should be accurate at the time the application is submitted and should be unlikely to change adversely in a negative capacity in relation to the award before the end of the calendar year.
By submitting an application you confirm that you meet the eligibility criteria set out above.