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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 and free IET membership for one year.


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.