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G4C Awards 2024 – Category information

G4C is passionate about focusing on young people and showcasing the young talent in the industry. We are looking to celebrate achievements of this young talent and the organisations supporting and shaping the future leaders of our industry. We know that the construction industry in this area is of a high standard so let’s prove it!

If your organisation would like to book places at the Awards ceremony taking place on Friday 26th April 2024 at the Hilton NewcastleGateshead Hotel please email leanne@cene.org.uk for a booking form.

**DEADLINE DATE FOR ENTRIES IS FRIDAY 23RD FEBRUARY AT 17:00PM**

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Reasons to enter

  • Recognise your employees
  • Free to enter
  • Celebrate and reward your team
  • Attend the Ceremony in April 2024

If your organisation is interested in sponsoring, please contact Leanne

Before you enter

Have you read the important information about entering the awards.

Categories

Apprentice of the Year

SPONSORED BY Northern Counties Builders Federation 

Judges are looking to award apprentices (Technical or Trade) who are working towards or who have completed an apprenticeship within the last 12 months. Judges are looking for exemplars who showcase 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 college through a commitment of personal development.

Student Of the Year

SPONSORED BY BOWMER+KIRKLAND

Judges are looking to award Students who are working towards a Higher Degree Apprentice or Further Education 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 delivering a better industry as a whole.

Trainee of the Year

SPONSORED BY NORTHUMBRIAN WATER GROUP

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 delivering a better industry.

New Professional of the Year

G4C is a driving force for industry change, through the development and connection of future industry leaders. The award is open to a person with less than ten years of experience in the construction and built environment sector (typically less than 35 years of age).

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 delivering a better industry as a whole.

Mentor of the Year

SPONSORED BY MOTT MACDONALD BENTLEY

Judges are looking for individuals who have shown a commitment to developing the future leaders of the industry, investing time and nurturing while offering support and guidance. Applicants should show commitment to developing, nurturing and encouraging new entrants into the industry offering unbiased guidance.

Judges are looking for an individual that have a good knowledge of current topics in the industry and develop to the changing industry. Applicants should have a keen interest in mentoring aiming to influence mentees to become one of the future leaders of the industry contributing towards delivering a better industry.

Commitment to Employee and Training Development

SPONSORED BY AtkinsRealis 

This award is open for organisations 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.

G4C Future Leader

SPONSORED BY Caddick Construction

Generation 4 Change (G4C) is the young professional voice of the UK built environment industry and a driving force for change. The Future Leader Award celebrates the younger generation of construction and seeks to showcase the hard work and leadership of these up-and-coming professionals. This should be a person with less than ten years of experience in the industry (typically less than 30 years of age).

Judges are looking for entries that demonstrate:

  • Active engagement within the construction industry.
  • A positive impact on their peers, their organisation and the wider industry.
  • A proven track record of driving change- how is the individual is pushing boundaries and shaping construction?
  • Examples of strong leadership characteristics- inspirational, influential, collaborative and visionary.
  • A clear focus for the future, both within their own career and development and for the industry as a whole.

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