Pump Centre Young Engineer Awards 2022 

nominations are now open!

For many years the Pump Centre has encouraged and supported the development of Young Engineers in the UK who work with any aspect of pumps and associated systems. One of the ways it does this is by making an award to those whose level of achievement and development is recognised as being above average for their position. There are three categories for the awards: Professional, Technician and Apprentice.

Click here to see a list of our previous winners:Roll of Honour 2020.pdf

The Awards are presented each year during the Water Equipment Show dinner held at the Telford International Centre and we are planning to host the “live” 2022 awards on the evening of Tuesday 10th May 2022*.
(* please be aware our ability to host a live ceremony may be affected by Covid restrictions and arrangements may change).   

How to enter

The guidance notes for the awards can be downloaded via the following link:

YEs Awards 2022 Guidance Notes v2.pdf

To enter the awards, please download the nomination form here: 

YEs Awards 2022 Nomination Form v4.pdf

Please note, the deadline for all entries is Friday 26th November 2021

Download instructions:

  • Click on the links.
  • PDF will be saved into your Downloads folder.

Award categories

• To qualify for nomination in the Professional Young Engineer category the candidate must be 28 years of age or less on the 1st March 2022 and have a formal qualification in an Engineering or related subject.
• To qualify for nomination in the Technician Young Engineer category the candidate must be 24 years of age or less on the 1st March 2022 and have proven experience on engineering projects as appropriate to their field of work. They should spend most of their time working outside the workshop in a less hands-on role, have a level of responsibility commensurate with that of a Technician Engineer and possibly be working towards a formal qualification in Engineering or a related subject.
• To qualify for nomination in the Apprentice Young Engineer category the candidate must be 22 years of age or less on the 1st March 2022 and have proven engineering experience as appropriate to their field of work and primarily be working in the workshop or in the field on hands-on based tasks.

In each category the selection process will comprise two stages.
1. The first stage comprises an assessment of the nomination forms received to draw up a list of finalists
2. In the second stage, all finalists will be invited for interview and to give a presentation. For the 2022 awards      this stage will be conducted virtually. All candidates must be available to attend the interviews.

Eligibility for Award nomination and requirements

1. The competition is open to employees of Pump Centre member companies and employees of non-member companies who work closely with Pump Centre member companies (e.g., contractors, consultants etc.). 
2. All nominations must be endorsed by a representative from a Pump Centre member company. 
3. Each Pump Centre member company can nominate or endorse up to 2 young engineers in each award category. 
4. The endorser and nominator can be the same person. 
5. The nominator must have known the nominee in a working capacity for at least one year (e.g., manager, team leader, foreman etc.). The nominator does not have to be an employee of a Pump Centre member company. 
6. The nomination form must be completed in full by the nominee, nominator and for non-members, be endorsed by a Pump Centre Member. 
7. Important – Please note. The interview process in stage 2 will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams. All candidates progressing to stage 2 of the selection process must be able to participate using Microsoft Teams. If Microsoft Teams is not used by a candidate’s company and downloading and using Microsoft Teams on their company PC is also not allowed, it is possible for the candidate to participate using the free version of Microsoft Teams on another PC. By entering the competition, the candidate confirms that, should they progress to stage 2, they will be able to participate using Microsoft Teams.
The awards are not limited to anyone working in one type of company or Pump Centre membership category. Anyone satisfying the eligibility criteria above is eligible for nomination. Candidates can be in any of the major disciplines and there is no restriction regarding the type of work they carry out. The nominee’s type of experience is also not limited to any one type or category. What’s more important is the level of achievement of the nominee and their personal development and the contribution they have made to their business. 


• Nomination Forms to be submitted at the latest by Friday 26th Nov 2021
• Stage 1 Judging will be completed before Monday 13th Dec 2021 
• Finalists will be notified after the 13th Dec 2021 and provided with further details of Stage 2
• Stage 2 Judging (Interviews) will take place on week commencing 21st Feb 2022 
• Candidates will be informed of the results by mid-March 2022
• Official winners’ announcement at the Awards Ceremony on 10th May 2022


In each category the award winner will receive a package of prizes worth several hundred pounds comprising:

· A commemorative certificate or trophy

· A gift voucher worth up to £250

· A one day Pump Centre training course worth up to £450

In addition, the award winners and all finalists will receive an invitation, for them and a guest, to attend the Water Equipment Show Conference Dinner Awards Ceremony on the evening of Tuesday 10th May 2022.

Please note: All items are subject to variation and the Pump Centre's decision on all matters relating to the Pump Centre Young Engineer Awards is final.