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UKCW Role Models awards scheme. Showcasing opportunities and talent across the construction industry
The UKCW Role Models scheme aims to both encourage existing construction industry professionals and help recruit the next generation. Each year the scheme chooses a number Role Models from nominations submitted from across all sectors of the construction industry.
The success of the chosen Role Models is celebrated during the Role Models Awards Ceremony held during UK Construction Week each year. Successful UKCW Role Models will then take part in a number of events and initiatives where they have a chance to tell their stories and inspire the next generation of construction professionals.
The UKCW Role Models awards scheme provides both personal and wider community benefit, offering a student and college contact programme, as well as a public platform to professionals of any age and background. It presents a way for them to network, teach, and share inspiring stories and invaluable experiences of how they came into their career, what it entails, their journey so far, and why they love what they do.
Nathan Garnett, UKCW event director, said: “UKCW Role Models are inspiring people who have a strong story to tell and can help to attract others into similar roles. They also act as mentors. Previous years’ Role Models have been out visiting schools and meeting young people to encourage them into construction as a rewarding career. “
“As an ever-evolving industry, there are so many avenues to consider for a great career in construction, and many young people are unaware of just how varied their options are. This initiative goes to show the wide range of opportunities that are available to those looking to come on board. We want to showcase some of the best in the business whilst championing equality, diversity and inclusion in the industry, and we hope that our Role Models and their journeys will motivate others to do the same.”
For more information about the UKCW Role Models awards scheme please visit the UKCW website.
To find out more about the myriad of career opportunities the construction industry has to offer, register for UK Construction Week here.
--UK Construction Week 11:27, 06 Sep 2021 (BST)
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