ICME National Awards

ICME Awards

Awards and Grants for Young People
There are a number of awards (some offered by ICME and some by other organisations) to which young people and apprentices in the industry are eligible. In addition, there are a number of grants available to support young people and individuals with training and professional development opportunities.

To find out more about available grants please see the links page or contact ICME staff.


Remet Award for an Apprentice
Applicants are encouraged to apply for the REMET Apprentice of the Year Award. This annual award is open to any person participating in a cast metals industry Apprenticeship Scheme as approved by ICME or SEMTA.
How to apply: Each applicant is required to submit a paper not exceeding 1,000 words describing their activities during their Apprenticeship and the benefits it has brought them.

The Award is an engraved silver cup to be held for a period of one year which will be presented at the ICME’s Annual Award Dinner. (Attendance at the dinner will be free for the winner). In addition, winner is presented with a mounted and engraved silver-plated bronze medal and a framed certificate, which may be kept, along with a financial reward.
Contact ICME for more information: email: dianne@icme.org.uk

P C Nix Best Technical (Non-Ferrous) Student Award.
The award is for the best technical student from a non-ferrous foundry or related company currently studying or having recently completed a course at technician level (level 3 or above).

How to apply:
Nominations are sought from companies, college tutors or from individual students.

To apply, please send the following information:
• Name of apprentice, company and contact information
• Details of the apprenticeship (NVQs taken and/or technical course – NC, Diploma etc)
• The training provider (as appropriate)
• The reason(s) why you (or your apprentice) should be considered for the award.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview at the ICME offices.

The award is an engraved medal and a cheque for £250.00, sponsored by Curzn Alloys Ltd, which will be presented at the ICME’s Annual Awards Luncheon. (Attendance at the lunch will be free for the winner).

For more information and to submit your entry please contact: dianne@icme.org.uk

Best Technical Student Award
Awarded to the best technical student, as nominated by Bradford College, currently studying or having recently completed a foundry related course. This award is sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers.
The Worshipful Company of Ironmongers' Jubilee Award - awarded every two years to a young person (under 33) who can demonstrate their commitment and potential to the castings industry. The prize is an expenses paid trip to the World Foundry Congress, held every two years in different parts of the world - the 2014 congress is to be held in Spain. The closing date for applications is 1st October 2013.

Tibbenham Award - East Anglian Section - is awarded to young people and takes the form of a competition based on school/college projects, which involve the use of a casting(s). Contact ICME for details.

Best Student Award - Casting Foundation Degree Sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Founders. This is an award for the best student on or having recently completed the Foundation Degree in Casting with Bradford College. Nominations are made annually by the college.

IOMMM Technician of the Year award - each year, the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining makes two awards for the Technician of the Year. The awards are open to all those currently studying materials or minerals technology or related subjects (National award: Modern Apprenticeship, ONC level, BTec NC, Higher award: HNC, Foundation degree), and those who have completed such courses within the last two years. There is no age barrier! Contact IOM3 for details and deadlines.

The Metals Industry Apprentice of the Year Competition.
The competition which is run by Metskill (SEMTA Apprenticeship Service) and sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers, rewards the achievements of the apprentice that has "come the furthest" in their apprenticeship. The winner receives £1200 of computer vouchers, and an all expenses trip to London to collect their prize.
Open to all metals industry apprentices. To apply, request application form. Closing date each year: 1st March. Tel: Metskill: 0114 244 6833.

The Fiona & Nicholas Hawley Award - is awarded to young people under 30 years of age, for excellence in environmental engineering, applicants must be resident in the UK, and hold a graduate or post graduate degree from a recognised UK university. The cash prize is £5,000 plus a medal and certificate, to be presented at Mansion House, London, in October. Applications are normally required in early June.
Please contact: The Clerk, email: clerk@engineerscompany.org.uk