The IPS Engineering Awards is happening, and we are excited to celebrate the success of the students on the 19th July 2018 at the Bridgewood Manor Hotel, Chatham.

What does it entail?

The awards evening is in recognition of the Engineering student’s achievements in their apprenticeship studies.

Unfortunately, Kelly Tolhurst, Conservative Member of Parliament for Rochester & Strood will not be able to present this evening but sends her sincere apologies and wishes the Award’s winners well!

The ceremony allows IPS, as the training provider, along with employers, friends, and family to celebrate with the 1st and 2nd year students their achievements.

The first part of the evening is based around awards for specific categories and personal development. In the second part of the evening, we present the BTEC certification and awards.

Many local and National companies have nominees for the various awards that will be on offer. The awards have got sponsors, and IPS would like to say a big thank you to those businesses.


The following awards attainable on the night (Sponsors in brackets):

• Ben Sibbald Award –  (National Grid)
• Progress and Effort – (DS Smith)
• Electrical Craft Cup – (SES Water)
• Mechanical Craft Cup – (National Grid)
• BAE Personal Development Week – (Cory Environment Energy)
• BAE Project Award – (BAE Systems)
• BAE Apprentice of the Year – (BAE Systems)
• IPS International Apprentice of the Year – (Southeastern)
• BTEC Most Improved – 1st Year – (Balfour Beatty Rail)
• BTEC Student of the Year – 1st Year (Top) – (National Grid)
• BTEC Student of the Year – 1st Year (Best) – (Hitachi Rail)
• BTEC Most Improved – 2nd Year – (Aesica)
• BTEC Student of the Year – 2nd Year (Top) -(Pfizer)
• BTEC Student of the Year – 2nd Year (Best) – (Southeastern)
• BTEC Engineering Project – Highly Commended – (MKE)
• BTEC Engineering Project – Winner – (MKE)

We want to wish everyone luck and to have a pleasant night! We look forward to seeing you all there!

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