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Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Prize criteria

She wants to attract young people into engineering and may already have some experience of doing this. She is also interested in being part of solving the challenges women face in maintaining their career in engineering.

The award winner will receive prize money of £1,000 and free IET membership for one year.


Minimum engineering qualification


WES HNC/HND (or equivalent) Degree level / Masters / PhD





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.