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Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award criteria

She should be an inspiration and role model to her colleagues and have the passion and personality to inspire others to follow in her footsteps.

The award winner will receive prize money of £2,500 and free IET membership for one year.



Minimum engineering qualification


YWE 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.