g4c-awards-logo-2017           Generation 4 Change North East 2017 Awards – Categories

To download this year’s application form and how to enter please click on the below links. The 2017 Application forms are linked underneath each category criteria.

2017 Application Brochure

Student of the Year (this category will be split between Higher and Further Education)

Higher Education Student of The Year

Judges are looking to award Students who are working towards or who have completed Higher or Further Education courses within the last 12 months. Judges are looking for exemplars who stand out from the crowd with outstanding achievement and success showcasing the difference they have made in the industry and the organisations that they work in. Entries should demonstrate how the person has created a positive impact on the industry, organisations or education establishment through a commitment of personal development and academic excellence. Judges will be looking for students who demonstrate high skill and motivation while aiming to become one of the future leaders of the industry contributing towards the Construction 2025 vision as outlined below:

  • PEOPLE – An industry that is known for it’s talented and diverse workforce
  • SMART – An industry that is efficient and technologically advanced
  • SUSTAINABLE – An industry that leads the world in low carbon and green construction exports
  • GROWTH – An industry that drives growth across the entire economy
  • LEADERSHIP – An industry that with clear leadership from a Construction leadership council.

This award is open to any Higher Education student within the construction & the built environment sector at any level.

HE Student of the Year

Further Education Student of The Year

Judges are looking to award Students who are working towards or who have completed a Further Education (FE) within the last 12 months. Judges are looking for exemplars who stand out from the crowd with outstanding achievement and success showcasing the difference they have made in the industry and the organisations that they work in. Entries should demonstrate how the person has created a positive impact on the industry, organisations or education establishment through a commitment of personal development and academic excellence. Judges will be looking for students who demonstrate high skill and motivation while aiming to become one of the future leaders of the industry contributing towards the Construction 2025 vision as outlined below:

  • PEOPLE – An industry that is known for it’s talented and diverse workforce
  • SMART – An industry that is efficient and technologically advanced
  • SUSTAINABLE – An industry that leads the world in low carbon and green construction exports
  • GROWTH – An industry that drives growth across the entire economy
  • LEADERSHIP – An industry that with clear leadership from a Construction leadership council.

This award is open to any Further Education student within the construction & the built environment sector at any level.

FE Student of the Year

Trainee of The Year                                                   turner-and-townsend-jpeg
Sponsored by Turner & Townsend

Judges are looking for candidates who are currently undertaking or have completed (within the past 12 months) construction & the built environment work related training. Training can include short courses, industry recognised training and personal development. Judges are looking for exemplars that stand out from the crowd with outstanding achievements and commitment to training & development showing self motivation. Judges will look at how applicants have progressed through their career and adapted to industry change. Applicants should demonstrate achievements throughout their career and how they have developed communication, team and leadership skills while aiming to become one of the future leaders of the industry contributing towards the Construction 2025 vision as outlined below:

  • PEOPLE – An industry that is known for it’s talented and diverse workforce
  • SMART – An industry that is efficient and technologically advanced
  • SUSTAINABLE – An industry that leads the world in low carbon and green construction exports
  • GROWTH – An industry that drives growth across the entire economy
  • LEADERSHIP – An industry that with clear leadership from a Construction leadership council.

This award is open to any Trainee within the construction & the built environment sector at any level.

Trainee of the Year

Apprentice of the Year                                                   
Sponsored by Northumbrian Water Group 

Judges will be looking to award apprentices who are working towards or have recently completed their apprenticeship. Judges will look for:
– Exemplars who showcase the difference they have made in the industry and organisations they work in.

– Demonstrating commitment to personal development and progression through contributions in the workplace.

– To be a shining example to other individuals looking to follow a career in construction.

Applicants must demonstrate how they aim to become one of the future leaders of the industry contributing towards the Construction 2025 vision as outlined below:

  • PEOPLE – An industry that is known for it’s talented and diverse workforce
  • SMART – An industry that is efficient and technologically advanced
  • SUSTAINABLE – An industry that leads the world in low carbon and green construction exports
  • GROWTH – An industry that drives growth across the entire economy
  • LEADERSHIP – An industry that with clear leadership from a Construction leadership council.

Apprentice of the Year

New Professional of The Year                               
Sponsored by Elliott Associates 

Judges are looking for candidates who have completed professional studies within the construction and the built environment sector within the past 36 months. Applicants should demonstrate how they have excelled in the industry striving to make great contributions to the industry while demonstrating exemplary performance in their field of expertise standing out from their peers. This can be demonstrated through high technical ability, client & customer focus, projects or engaging and responding to the demands faced by clients and the industry. Applicants should demonstrate achievements throughout their career and how they have developed communication, team and leadership skills while aiming to become one of the future leaders of the industry contributing towards the Construction 2025 vision as outlined below:

  • PEOPLE – An industry that is known for it’s talented and diverse workforce
  • SMART – An industry that is efficient and technologically advanced
  • SUSTAINABLE – An industry that leads the world in low carbon and green construction exports
  • GROWTH – An industry that drives growth across the entire economy
  • LEADERSHIP – An industry that with clear leadership from a Construction leadership council.

This award is open to any New Professional within the construction & the built environment sector at any level.

New Professional of the Year

Commitment to Training & Development                     Corepeople NEW
Sponsored by Corepeople Recruitment

This award is open for organisations with fewer than 50 employees who have demonstrated and sustained a commitment to employee development. Judges will be looking for a company who have a strategic plan that includes driving performance via professional development. Judges will be looking for companies who invest time and resources into their employees and set clear targets providing staff with regular appraisals and feedback. Organisations should promote development providing opportunities across the company. Organisations should best define and demonstrate improvements resulting from targeted training and development, whether driven by strategic leadership of an enlightened client or a supplier, entries should show and win particular respect from the workforce and community through workforce development, skills and training. Organisations should be striving to work towards the Construction 2025 vision as outlined below:

  • PEOPLE – An industry that is known for it’s talented and diverse workforce
  • SMART – An industry that is efficient and technologically advanced
  • SUSTAINABLE – An industry that leads the world in low carbon and green construction exports
  • GROWTH – An industry that drives growth across the entire economy
  • LEADERSHIP – An industry that with clear leadership from a Construction leadership council.

This award is open to any organisation within the construction & the built environment sector with fewer than 250 employees.

g4c-commitment-to-employee-development-2017

Young Achiever – G4C Award                                            NCBF
Sponsored by NCBF

This award looks to recognise a young achiever in our industry.  The category is dedicated to, but not restricted to, the Generation for Change (G4C) movement within Constructing Excellence.  G4C aims to be the organisation that is the driving force for industry change, through the development and connection of the future industry leaders.

Judges are looking for the person that best demonstrates a positive impact on their peers, their organisation and the wider industry, against current G4C priority areas of people development, sustainability and innovation.

The winner will be an exemplary future leader, evidenced by:

  1. Their personal achievements within their organisation.
  2. Their contribution toward furthering G4C themes of people development, sustainability and innovation.
  3. Their personal achievements and exemplar behaviours in the wider industry and their community.
  4. The added value their contribution brings to Client’s projects.
  5. Their potential to be a future industry leader.

Young Achiever

To discuss your entry or nomination please contact Leanne McAngus on 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk

We are delighted to announce Carney Consultancy are kindly sponsoring this year’s Drinks Reception