YEYA 2022

Submit your application for YEYA 2022


The ScotEng Young Engineer of the Year Award (YEYA), formerly known as “The Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow Award” has recognised and celebrated the best young engineers in Scotland for over 25 years.

Is there a young member of your team who has shown excellence, innovation, and imagination within your industry? Encourage them to submit an application for the Young Engineer of the Year Award, giving them the opportunity to be recognised for their work, be presented with the Hammermen trophy, and receive a £1000 and £500 prize for our winner and runner up.

The closing date for entries is Thursday 31 March 2022



The winner will be invited to attend our Annual Awards Dinner where they will be presented with the Hammermen Trophy, and it is a condition of the award that the winning candidate should attend both events.

  • Entry is open to recognised engineers who are 35 years of age or under at closing date.
  • Entrants should be employed in the engineering industry in Scotland.
  • Entrants should be able to demonstrate that they are in or have taken a major role in an engineering/technological project which has or will significantly improve the technology and/or competitiveness of their employing organisation.
  • The individual’s entry should include an email endorsement of its content by a relevant manager from the company.
  • We do not accept joint applications or group applications.

 Reviewing of applications 

  • All applications will be acknowledged via email and then reviewed by our panel of judges.
  • Successful candidates (or, the “Shortlist”) will be invited to an interview where they will make a brief presentation on their project and discuss it with the judging panel.

Submitting your application 

  • You can download our application form here.
  • The submission deadline is Thursday 31 March 2022.
  • Applications can be in the form of a report or presentation and should include relevant information about the candidate and the background to the project or work undertaken.
  • As the first round of judging will be made on this submission, it is important that you give yourself the best chance of recognition for the content of your project.
  • Upon completion, please send your report or presentation by email to who will be in contact with further application instructions.


  • Judging will be based solely on the information submitted by the candidate.
  • Decisions reached will be regarded as final after the decisions have been announced.
  • Scottish Engineering and the Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow reserve the right to publicise entries but will make an appropriate acknowledgment of the entrants and their employers.
  • Our winner will be displayed on our social media platforms and the Scottish Engineering website.

The closing date for entries is Thursday 31 March 2022


Our 2021 YEYA Winners –

Our Young Engineer of the Year 2021 is Alana Harrison – BAE Systems

As Principal Mechanical Engineer, Alana works within the Power and Propulsion (P&P) Engineering team as the system owner of the shaft line contract package and engineering lead of the powertrain alignment modelling, for the T26 Global Combat Ship project. Alana now owns the T26 shaft line system, one of the largest equipment packages in the programme worth +£30 million and is responsible for delivering the critical alignment model for the entire powertrain. Her work creating an in-house alignment model reduces business risk, and supports development of critical skillsets and engineering capability, enabling the business to remain competitive in an area of core competence.


Our Young Engineer of the Year 2021 runner up is Edward Massey – Volvo CE Haulers Ltd

As project lead, Edward led a team to design and deliver a successful Articulated Hauler Weigh Load System. The project provides a technologically modern, accurate on-board weighing system solution for Volvo’s articulated haulers, driven by customer need for an accurate WLS that could broadcast data via telematics, a feature that Volvo’s previous WLS could not do. Through rigorous design test and analysis, an on-board WLS solution was successfully delivered, allowing Volvo CE/Terex Trucks to remain competitive in this global market. The accuracy of the WLS solution plus the data it provides is a key selling point to retain current or acquire new customers for the articulated hauler trucks.


Download our application form here.


This award is in association with The Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow