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Why attend the IET Annual Dinner?

The IET Annual Dinner has long been recognised as the essential networking event in the Engineering Calendar with over 900 industry leaders, as well as a place to celebrate success, while enjoying great food and drink in the sumptuous setting of Grosvenor House’s Great Room.

This year is different. Every £1,000 we raise through your attendance at the Annual Dinner helps to support an engineering student or apprentice through a year of their training.

They get their careers off to a great start – and our industry doesn’t miss out on their talent.

So join us to help make sure that a career in engineering remains an achievable goal for everybody – no matter who they are or the challenges they face.


Meet some of the people our bursaries support

Dilani Selvanathan, Degree Apprentice, BBC and Queen Mary University of London
IET Engineering Horizons Bursary recipient (supported by the Engineers Trust)

"I am the first person in my family to go to university and choosing to undertake a degree has been a major goal ever since I enrolled on my course in sixth form.

"My parents will find it hard to give me financial support, so my bursary is helping me towards paying for personal costs during my studies such as for books, commuting and food costs.

"During my degree apprenticeship with the BBC I hope I will be able to achieve my goals and a quicker route to success as I will be learning from my mistakes and develop my knowledge.

"Being part of the IET will be amazing and I will be able to expand my networks, become a member and attend tech events."

Watch Diliani's story >


Dan Swain, Apprentice at Rolls-Royce
IET Engineering Horizons Bursary recipient (supported by the Engineers Trust)

"I chose the apprenticeship route rather than go to University as I wanted to get my foot in the door early and start my career straight away.

"When I first started my apprenticeship, I didn’t have a computer at home, so if I needed to do any research I’d have to do it on my phone. The IET Engineering Horizons Bursary was great because I was able to get myself a really good computer, which gave me the opportunity to practice my CAD related skills at home, which helped me to become a better engineer overall."

Watch Dan’s story >

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