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ICE Wales Cymru invites entries for Apprentice of the Year Award

14 February 2022

The award recognises the work of apprentice engineers across Wales who demonstrate why apprenticeships are an important route into civil engineering.

ICE Wales Cymru invites entries for Apprentice of the Year Award
In 2020, Lauren Willacott won ICE Wales Cymru's Apprentice of the Year Award.

Entries have opened for ICE Wales Cymru’s Apprentice of the Year Award, a prize that recognises the hard work of apprentices in the region.

As part of National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) in Wales, taking place from 8-13 February 2022, ICE Wales Cymru launched this year’s award to demonstrate that apprenticeships are an important route into a career in civil engineering.

The competition is open to all ICE civil engineering apprentices across Wales. Applicants are asked to provide evidence of why they should be awarded the title.

Applications can be made by the individual, supported by their organisation, or nominated by their employers.

About the award

ICE Wales Cymru Apprentice of the Year is sponsored by South Wales Institute of Engineers Educational Trust (SWIEET).

It is awarded for excellence in both professional and academic study undertaken by apprentices of the Wales Apprenticeship Alliance, a collaboration between ICE Wales Cymru, the Welsh government (transport and apprenticeship divisions), Arcadis and SWIEET.

Apprentice of the Year 2021

In 2021, the accolade went to Liam Stuckey, apprentice engineer at Arcadis. He was awarded for his presentation titled, ‘Why I became an apprentice and how I can contribute to zero carbon’.

He said, “Winning this prestigious award was a massive honour and made me extremely proud to be recognised for the hard work I have put into my apprenticeship so far. It’s not just boosted my profile in work but has given me far greater opportunities to be involved on some interesting rail projects.”

How to enter

Entries should be sent to ICE Wales by 9:00 (GMT) on Monday, 11 April 2022. Submissions must include ‘Application: ICE Wales Cymru Apprentice of the Year 2022’ as the subject of their email.

For more information, visit the ICE Wales Cymru awards webpage.

Download the entry form

  • Belinda Thomas, marcomms executive at ICE Wales Cymru