Josh Barber, the IET's Apprentice of the Year.
Josh Barber, the IET's Apprentice of the Year.
This year, the award for Apprentice of the Year went to Josh Barber for his outstanding work on a client’s wind farm grid connection project.
 
The IET awards recognize individuals who have made exceptional engineering contributions to their profession or operational area. Josh Barber’s cost-saving redesign for a supplies pillar-marshalling kiosk layout to improve safety, efficiency and reduce installation errors, won approval from senior engineers, his supervisors and ABB’s customers, and has now been adopted by the company as standard.
 
Josh has a HNC and BTEC Level 3 with double distinction in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and works for ABB Ltd. as an Apprentice Circuit Engineer. He supports ABB’s Schools Support Programme, coordinates industry days and volunteers at events and career days, and has given presentations on ABB’s work to scholars, students, the local community and MPs.