Mary George Memorial Prize for Apprentices criteria

She is a real team player and is seen as an ‘all-rounder’, acting as an enthusiastic role model to encourage other young women to enter the profession of engineering through the apprenticeship route.

The award winner will receive prize money of £1,000.


Minimum engineering qualification



On an apprenticeship, or finished an apprenticeship within the last six months of the closing date

(Advanced Apprenticeship in England and Wales, Modern Apprenticeship in Scotland or a Level 3 Apprenticeship NI in Northern Ireland)






Leadership experience: this could be leading a small team or group of individuals to achieve a goal through work, volunteering or at university.  

Teamwork experience: examples of being collaborative, encouraging people to work together and working with others to achieve successful outcomes.

Professional commitment: evidence showing commitment to a medium term project or role and a clear drive and ambition to continue developing and enhancing knowledge and skills.