Technician awards and competitions

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Make the most of your ICE technician membership by applying for awards and competitions. They're a great way of adding to your CPD and helping you to make your mark.

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Jean Venables Medal

This award promotes the role of newly qualified engineering technicians.

Candidates are put forward by their reviewers for showing exceptional qualities in their Technician Professional Review. Three are shortlisted and asked to present a project report to a judging panel.

The winner receives £500 and is presented with the Jean Venables Medal at ICE's Annual Awards Ceremony.

Jean Venables was ICE President from 2009 to 2010. She made a great contribution to raising the profile of technician members in her time as president, and still works hard promoting them.

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Meet a previous winner - Gareth Davies

"I was shocked and elated to have found myself the winner of the Jean Venables medal. It demonstrates my competence as an engineer within the construction industry, opening doors allowing me to further my career. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to my review allowing me to become a technician member of the ICE."

Eloise Plunkett Award

If you’re a newly qualified female TMICE or MICE based in the UK, you can apply for this award. It offers up to £1,500 for travel with a civil engineering focus.

This award is named in memory of Eloise Plunkett, a young civil engineer with a passion for travel and civil engineering, who tragically died in 2002.

In the tradition of Eloise’s adventures, awards are generally given to support civil engineering travel plans that are particularly innovative.

Travel must take place between April and December in the year of application.

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Applications are open between January and February each year.

Find out who can apply and how the winners are chosen on the application form. You'll also need to submit a completed reference form.

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Meet a recent winner - Kate Cooksey

Kate Cooksey, Eloise Plunkett Award winner
Kate Cooksey, winner of the 2014 Eloise Plunkett Award

"I work for Morgan Sindall as a Senior Tunnel Design Engineer on Crossrail.

My trip took me to the USA and Canada to find out more about tunnelling projects (travelling exclusively on public transport). My main aim was to go to the Rapid Excavation and Tunnelling Conference in Washington, but I scheduled many other visits too and learned a huge amount.

The award opened doors to see some amazing sites, including the Caterpillar Tunnelling Boring Machine factory in Toronto, Grand Central Station access project and the new World Trade Center.

I also met with various tunnelling groups to help them establish their own young members sections."