Entries for the GE Next Generation Awards are due to close on 4 September 2015 but there is still time to enter and ensure young talent in the ground engineering industry is recognised and the support and opportunities delivered by employers is highlighted.
Entry forms for the seven categories that recognise the broad range of skills that are essential to the ground engineering industry are now available to download.
Candidates have until 4 September to submit their completed application forms to GENextGeneration@emap.com
Guest speaker for the event, which will take the form of an evening drinks reception on 19 November, has been confirmed as Crossrail chairman Terry Morgan who is a strong advocate of developing opportunities in construction for young people.
Shortlist candidates will have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and understanding to the judging panels through interviews, which will take place in London on 14 and 15 October.
The judging panels are in the process of being confirmed but Thames Tideway geotechnical manager John Harris, British Tunnelling Society chairman Roger Bridge and Geotechnical Asset Owners Forum chairman Graham Holland are among those that have already agreed to take part in the process.
Ground Engineering Apprentice of the Year Award
Postgraduate Student of the Year Award
Undergraduate of the Year Award
Young Geoenvironmental Engineer of the Year
Young Geotechnical Engineer of the Year Award (26 to 30)
Young Geotechnical Engineer of the Year Award (under 26)
Young Ground Investigation Specialist of the Year Award