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IETs magnificent awards and opportunities for women

IET's magnificent awards and opportunities for women

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GREAT NEWS! You're invited to the prestigious Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards ceremony on December 7, 2023 at The IET at Savoy Place, London UK. Celebrate the 2023 YWE winner, and congratulate the 2023 Gender Diversity Ambassador Award winner.

Rad about the six fabulous finalists: Krystina Pearson-Rampeearee (35), Zainab Adigun (31), Laura Hoang (33), Jade Kimpton (22), Titi Oliyide (32), and Georgina Andrew (21).

Host of the IET 2023 YWE Awards ceremony is Anne-Marie Imafidon - Computer scientist, mathematician, social entrepreneur, and founder of Stemettes.


The IET works to engineer a better world

This is truly an exciting time for women in engineering and technology, thanks to The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) - one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 155,000 members in 150 countries. The IET is also the most multidisciplinary institution, reflecting the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century. The institution works to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing members, engineers and technicians - and wants female talent to thrive so provides a range of exciting opportunities for women to reach their full potential via awards, scholarships, events and more.

Here are some upcoming opportunities available for recognising and celebrating women's achievement, while providing much-deserved visibility and exposure.

IET Young Woman Engineer (YWE) of the Year Awards in association with Where Women Work

IET Young Woman Engineer International Women's Day

These prestigious awards, run in partnership with Where Women Work, honour the very best early career women engineers working in the UK.

Further your future and empower hers

The IET is looking for brilliant women in STEM who are passionate about making their mark and inspiring the next generation, showing them they too can engineer a better world.

Women make up just 16.5% of the UK engineering workforce. Make your mark by inspiring the next wave of pioneering young women in engineering, and let’s change those statistics for the better.

You’re the inspiration young girls need. Advance your career and revolutionise the future by applying for the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards, and show young girls that they too have a place in the wonderful world of engineering.


  • Young Woman Engineer of the Year
  • WES Prize Winner (Women’s Engineering Society)
  • Mary George Memorial Prize for Apprentices
  • Gender Diversity Ambassador Award

Applications are closed, but check out what the full criteria was. 

In the meantime, watch last year’s YWE awards ceremony.

IET Future Talent Awards

The IET want to help and support people from all backgrounds onto the engineering career ladder and recognise the importance of a strong first start. Every individual has very different experiences and opportunities and sometimes these can be barriers to pursuing a career in engineering.

Whether you decide to take the degree route following A levels, HNC, HND or a similar qualification, or enter via an apprenticeship, the IET Future Talent Awards can help ease your path.

The IET offers scholarships to students, degree apprentices and apprentices who have faced financial or personal challenges, and scholarships for high-achieving students and degree apprentices who have a passion for engineering.

The scholarships have been specifically created to provide financial reassurance to help you with your engineering journey, offering £1,500 per year of study.

See the full criteria.

The IET Achievement Awards

/IET - Future Talent Awards

Achievement Medals

The IET Achievement Medals recognise individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the advancement of science, engineering or technology and have made a real impact in their industry. They include the prestigious Faraday and Mountbatten Medals for established career professionals, as well as three medals available to early career professionals which each also come with a monetary prize!

Apprentice and Technician of the Year Awards

The Apprentice and Technician Awards recognise apprentices or individuals in technical support roles who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to engineering and technology.

  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Technician of the Year
  • Armed Forces Technician of the Year

Winning is about more than the award. It can make someone feel amazing, help boost a person’s career, promote your company, and inspire others into engineering. Imagine what it would mean to someone.

The IET Postgraduate Scholarships and Prizes

For PhD or EngD researchers in their first or second year of research: 

  • Leslie H Paddle Scholarship: Up to two awards - £5,000
    To encourage excellence in engineering and technology research, with a preference for electrical, electronic or manufacturing engineering.
  • Hudswell International Research Scholarship - £5,000
    To encourage excellence in engineering and technology research, with a preference for electrical, electronic or manufacturing engineering.

For PhD or EngD researchers in their third or fourth year of research:

  • IET Postgraduate Prize: Up to two awards - £2,500
    To assist with research work leading to the award of a Doctorate, with a preference towards electrical, electronic or manufacturing engineering.

  • IET Postgraduate Scholarship for an Outstanding Researcher - £10,000
    The prize aims to help researchers to share advancing knowledge throughout the global science, engineering and technology community to enhance people’s lives around the world.

An exciting programme of events for The IET

The IET - women's events

The IET runs a very exciting and engaging series of events every year and has helped students and apprentice engineers with their studies - even when they faced challenging circumstances.

Annual initiatives The IET supports annually

  • International Women’s Day (IWD) - March 8
  • LGBT/Pride events throughout June 
  • International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) - June 23
  • Volunteer’s Week
  • Ada Lovelace Day
  • International Volunteer Day (IVD) 
  • and more

A year of celebration with The IET - so get involved

The IET celebrates women's achievements - and it wants you to be part of it. It's a year of fantastic opportunities, so seize the visibility and recognition you deserve in engineering and technology fields and get involved with The IET's brilliant programme of activity each year.

The IET women's network


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