EEMUA Early Years Industry Award 2023

The Early Years Industry Award is open to EEMUA Members and recognises the efforts of new starters within the engineering field, demonstrating their communication skills, engineering application and leadership in their specific specialism.

The deadline for submission is 8 September 2023

Why should you enter?

  • Build trust and confidence amongst your stakeholders
  • Raise your reputation & enjoy international publicity
We asked last year's winner, Megan Backhouse, about her experience receiving the award, the impact it has had on her role and the advice she has for those who aren’t sure about applying:

Entry requirements

Candidates must:
  • Have completed an Apprenticeship or Degree within the last five years.
  • Currently work for an EEMUA Member company(They cannot have worked for an EEMUA Member company prior to completing their degree).  

How to apply?

Candidates must :

  • Complete and submit an Express an Interest Form before submitting the Candidate Entry Form.
  • Get their line manager's endorsement and company support.
  • Prepare and submit a 10 minute video presentation on a topic of the candidate’s choosing.

Click here for guidance on making a submission. 

For any questions regarding preparation and submission, contact

What are the prizes?

The prize for 1st place is:
  • £1,500 cash prize
  • a seat on the EEMUA Council for 12 months. (Two meetings held in May and November each year.)
  • a free place at the EEMUA Conference 2025
EEMUA Award Winner role includes:
  • Being an "EEMUA ambassador”, promoting the wider industry (and the organisation)
  • Participating in the EEMUA Conference Committee 
  • Contributing to a blog about their working life
  • Participating in the EEMUA Awards Committee for 12 months
  • Opportunity to speak at a relevant EEMUA Seminar
The prize for 2nd place is:
  • £150 cash prize
  • EEMUA Awards Certificate


  • 13 October - Shortlist to be announced.
  • 15 November  - EEMUA Awards Dinner where winners and runners-up will be announced. 
  • 16 November - EEMUA Council Meeting. (Winner invited to attend.)

Previous winners and runners-up

From Left to Right: Megan Backhouse, BOC UK & Ireland (2022), Scott Owen, Phillips 66 Humber Refinery (2021), Morgan Tiley, Calor Gas Ltd (2020), and Matthew Smith, Phillips 66 Ltd (2019).

Runners up:

  • William Hawthorne, BP 
  • Jack Waddell, Shell
  • Connor Benson, Phillips 66 Humber Refinery
  • William Miller, Calor Gas Ltd
  • Joanna Snape, E.ON UK
  • Zachary Gaiqui, E.ON UK
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