Graduate of the Year
The New Civil Engineer Graduate & Apprentice Awards 2021 are designed to recognise and reward the most inspiring UK-based civil engineering graduates and apprentices.
Entries do not require company approval and should be submitted by the graduate/apprentice; however, you will be asked to provide a testimonial from a line manager or mentor.
Entries are welcomed from graduates and apprentices working for UK-based clients, consultants, contractors, suppliers or working in academia.
Candidates will be asked to fill in a questionnaire to provide insight into their role in the industry.
The awards recognise candidates that met the qualifying criteria between July 2018 and July 2021.
As part of the 2021 awards, we are seeking candidates to outline their achieves across three key areas –carbon net zero, digital engineering and contribution to the industry.
Please note that finalist interviews will take place face-to-face at our offices in central London from 25 to 27 October. You will only be required to attend one of these days, which will be confirmed when the shortlist is announced.
Graduate of the Year
- Graduated from an undergraduate degree in civil engineering (or related degree) between summer 2018 and summer 2021 and be in their first post graduate role and training towards CEng or IEng qualification via an ICE-approved training programme
- Works in the technical field of civil engineering and construction
There are also, new for 2021, three special awards focusing on the outstanding impact of a graduate or apprentice in three areas. Candidates do not need to do a separate entry for these as the winners are selected from the content of their existing entry.
Outstanding Contribution to Carbon Net Zero
- Judges will be looking for a clear example of where you have played a part in creating a significant change, impact or influence on the industry achieving net zero in the industry
Outstanding Contribution to Digital Engineering
- Judges will be looking for a clear example of where you have played a part in creating a significant change, impact, or influence towards introducing or embracing digital engineering and its benefits
Outstanding Contribution to the Industry
- Judges will be looking for a clear example of where you have played a part in creating a significant change, impact or influence on the industry’s legacy, diversity or future opportunities for young people, for example through STEM activities
Each entry should be supported by a maximum of three images. Images should be in landscape, more than 1MB in size, in jpeg/png format and should not be edited to include details of the category or the name/logo of the company entering (or any other annotations). One of the images should be a portrait picture of yourself. The images might be used in marketing material and featured in New Civil Engineer.