Skip to content

20 June 2024 | 1 minute read

20 June 2024 | 1 minute read

Latest News

Share this

Young Engineer of the Year Award winner from AWE

AWE is celebrating International Women in Engineering Day and is thrilled that our engineer, Kayleigh, won the first ever Engineering and Safety Directors Forum (ESDF) Young Engineer of the Year Award.

In total, nine people from AWE were shortlisted at the awards, including a team entry for the Engineering Simplification Award and two further nominations in the Young Engineer of the Year category.

The Engineering and Safety Directors Forum (ESDF) awards are run jointly by the Defence Nuclear Enterprise (DNE) and the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) focused on celebrating talent in engineering and safety. ESDF brings together nuclear executives to promote learning, agree key industrial strategy and makes sure the industry constantly improves.

AWE continues to play an integral part in the national endeavour to help keep the nation safe, working at the highest standard of engineering and safety.

Kayleigh, an engineer at AWE, was celebrated for demonstrating outstanding technical achievements of value to Defence Nuclear Enterprises. She was also judged on her professionalism, integrity, communication, problem solving and leadership skills and showed agility, boldness, collaboration and simplification attributes in the award entry.

Mandy Savage, the Executive Director of Engineering at AWE said:

“I feel very proud of Kayleigh and our other nominees. 

“Kayleigh has shown real drive and determination in her career and it’s obvious, having met her, she will go far within engineering.

“Kayleigh, and all the nominees, are an asset to AWE, and the UK’s national security.”

Kayleigh started her career at AWE in an administrator role without engineering experience but showed an interest in the field and progressed to having a successful and thriving career at AWE. With the support of her team and managers and learning on the job, Kayleigh now has a qualification in general engineering.

Kayleigh’s so pleased to have been recognised, saying: “I’m very thankful for this award and proud of this achievement!

“I would like to thank my team members in supporting and helping me achieve this.”

More news


Farnborough International Airshow 2024 (FIA2024)

Meet our team at Farnborough International Airshow 2024  AWE Nuclear Security Technologies is pleased to be exhibiting at Farnborough International Airshow 2024 (FIA2024) for the first time. The week-long event begins on Monday 22nd July 2024 at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre and connects the global aerospace, aviation and defence communities.   The ground-breaking airshow […]


Advancing quality at AWE – through people, culture and partnerships

Through the use of nuclear science and technology, AWE supports the delivery of a credible nuclear deterrent. For nearly three-quarters of a century, AWE has played a crucial role in the UK Government’s defence strategy to keep the UK safe and secure.With such a crucial role, it is no surprise that quality is at the […]


The winner is… 

AWE is pleased to announce the first AWE Defence Industry Early Careers in Engineering Prize, in partnership with the Worshipful Company of Engineers and The Engineers Trust.  Congratulations to James Read of Cranfield University, a leading researcher in defence engineering.   The award recognises and celebrates a wide variety of defence engineering innovations and achievements across […]