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Young professionals of the future celebrated at Awards

Some of the industry's most exceptional young people were honored at an awards evening supported by HRH The Duke of Gloucester last night.

All the shortlisted candidates joined the host, Comedian Susan Calman, over 200 senior industry figures and HRH The Duke of Gloucester at the awards evening at the Underglobe, where the winners were announced.

Now in its fifth year, the Scheme, with the support of the Trust’s Patron, HRH The Duke of Gloucester, looks for exceptional young professionals to be celebrated for their achievements.

All the talented winners...

Our Overall Awards Winner announced

Shane Evans, a 28 year old Property Design Technician, Carmarthanshire County Council was awarded the Overall Winner award at the Duke of Gloucester Young Achievers Scheme Awards tonight.

Shane really impressed the judges at the recent judging day with his resilience and determination for achieving in his career in construction despite serious health issues.

Shane lives with the serious medical condition Cystic Fibrosis, but still excels in his vocational and academic education and has demonstrated sheer determination in not just succeeding in his chosen career, but in...

Awards winner visits the UN

At the Duke Of Gloucester Young Achiever’s Scheme Awards 2012, Stacey Clifford won both the Engineering Award, and the coveted Overall Winner Award. As a result, she was featured in the 2014 Building the Future - Women in Construction report published by the Smith Institute.

In December last year, Stacey received a curious email out of the blue inviting her to the UN in Kenya. As a result of being featured in the report, Stacey had been invited to an Experts Group Meeting along with a panel of 14 others to provide feedback on a project proposal by UN Habitat for encouraging...

Young Achievers Scheme

Construction's best kept secret?

Construction businesses are creating great opportunities for young people – but the news isn’t always getting out. The Duke of Gloucester Young Achievers Scheme spreads the word by promoting emerging talent and showing off what employers have to offer.

One of the highlights of my year is judging the Duke of Gloucester’s Young Achievers Scheme for Construction Youth Trust. By celebrating the emerging industry talent pool, the scheme highlights how construction businesses create great opportunities for people to fulfil their potential.

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Comedian Susan Calman will help young achievers celebrate

We are delighted to announce that comedian Susan Calman is confirmed as the host for the 5th annual awards The Duke of Gloucester's Young Achievers Scheme 2016.

Susan Calman is a stand up comic, writer and actress and a regular on radio 4 and our TV screens. She has appeared on The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth, Now Show, Dilemma, So Wrong it’s Right on radio 4 and has presented Woman’s Hour. She recently recorded her first sit com for Radio 4 and has also started work on her third solo series for the station. Most recently, she presented ‘Listomania...

Calling all successful young professionals

Applications for our 5th annual awards scheme The Duke of Gloucester’s Young Achievers Scheme are now open.

The Duke of Gloucester’s Young Achievers scheme 2016 is a great opportunity for exceptional young professionals in the built environment under 30 to be commended and celebrated for their achievements.

There are five categories to enter: Construction Delivery, Design, Planning and Architecture, Engineering, Project Management and Surveying. One of the category winners is chosen as overall winner of the awards scheme.

Each winner will receive a cash...

Read more about our Overall Winner Dylan Shankland

Dylan is 23 and a Shadow Contract Performance Supervisor at North Ayrshire Council although started out as an apprentice plasterer at Ayrshire Council. Unfortunately a serious car accident meant that he was unable to continue with any manual labour. Rather than let that hold him back, Dylan took up a role as a clerical assistant within the Contract Performance team. During his three and a half years in this role, Dylan completed an HNC in Quantity Surveying at the City of Glasgow College which, along with his enthusiasm and hard work, led to him being offered a role as a Shadow Contract...

Awards night celebrates young industry talent

It was an amazing evening at the Underglobe, London last night as we celebrated the achievements of the finalists of the annual Duke of Gloucester Young Achievers Scheme. HRH The Duke of Gloucester was joined by over 230 senior industry figures and young people for a glittering awards dinner and ceremony.

Now in its fourth year, the Scheme, looks for young people who have overcome barriers to get to where they are, and judges read applications from young people who had shown exceptional resilience and determination.

Our Executive Director, Christine Townley said, “it...

Last chance to join comedian Simon Evans at this year's DOGYAS Awards

Last chance to buy tickets to this year's Duke of Gloucester's Young Achiever's Scheme In the company of our patron HRH the Duke of Gloucester, join the hillarious Simon Evans (Live at the Apollo, Comedy Roadshow) on March 19th at the Underglobe as he hosts our annual awards night celebrating young professionals, the Duke of Gloucester's Young Achievers' Scheme Awards. A festive evening with drinks reception, dinner and an always tense awards ceremony, not to mention the top class entertainment, it's a night not to be missed.

Ticket price: £165

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Celebrating construction's young achievers

The Duke of Gloucester’s Young Achievers scheme is a great opportunity for exceptional young professionals in the built environment under 30 to be commended and celebrated for their achievements.

There are five categories to enter: Construction Delivery, Design and Architecture, Engineering, Project Management and Surveying. One of the category winners is chosen as overall winner of the awards scheme.

Finalists are judged by a panel of industry experts through a process of presentations and interviews, and look for young people who have not only achieved excellence...

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