The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) is on the lookout for the UK’s most promising apprentices and technicians for its 2014 awards.

The awards are in their second year and aim to raise the profile of the good work that UK apprentices and technicians contribute to engineering businesses. Three prizes in total will be awarded to an apprentice, a technician, and an Armed Forces technician, helping to reward and further encourage talented young people entering British industry.

Barry Brooks, president at the IET, said: “Apprentices and technicians are essential to the success of engineering companies, but rarely receive accolades for their contribution to that success. These awards provide an opportunity for all in the profession to celebrate the best apprentices and technicians.”

The winners will be announced at the IET Achievement Awards Ceremony, which will take place in London on 19 November 2014.

Eric Doyle, Regional Director – Europe at Aquaterra Energy, said: “The IET awards this year will recognise the high demand for young engineers in the UK. The industry has struggled to recruit young people in the past, and events such as the IET awards are fantastic tools for promoting what the industry has to offer, as well as the brightest and best technicians. The IET awards will remain open for applications until the 30th of May, and we encourage all of our apprentices to apply.”