YRP Awards 2020


Young Rail Professionals Awards – 2020!

In keeping with tradition, the YRP 2020 Awards will be presented during the YRP 2020 Annual Dinner. This occasion presents the perfect opportunity and stage to recognise those who are striving to develop successful careers in rail and make a real difference to the industry we work in. The 2020 Annual Dinner will for the first time in its history be held in Manchester and will bring together over 450 professionals from the industry, ranging from our young members to the most senior leaders in rail and the local region.

The Awards

In order to recognise the achievements of even more talented and passionate professionals at varying stages of their careers, YRP will, as per last year be presenting three awards in the following categories:

  • Young Rail Professional of the Year
    This award will be presented to a young professional who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the rail industry during the last 12 months.
  • Young Rail Professionals’ Apprentice of the Year
    This award will be presented in recognition of the talent and outstanding commitment of a rail industry apprentice.
  • Young Rail Professionals’ Mentor of the Year
    This award will be presented to an individual who had a positive impact on the personal and professional development of an individual or group of young rail professionals.

 

 Why Vote?

As part of our mandate to promote, inspire and develop young individuals working within the rail sector, it is crucial to commend the contributions and achievements of the young professionals who are driving the industry forward. Through the Young Rail Professional Awards, YRP is looking to celebrate individuals who have demonstrated commitment to the railway industry, be it via their outstanding ability, inspiring others or simply doing something extraordinary.

Acknowledgement of the accomplishments of young people and inspirational mentors within in the rail industry is vital to support the continued drive for excellence within the rail industry.

 

 

Nomination Process 

Submissions can be made by a colleague, mentor or anyone who knows the candidate well enough to give sufficient information on their achievements, using the online form.

Nominations will close on 14 February 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Enter

Nominations will be opening soon. Details on how to nominate will be displayed here.

 

 

 

 

 

Winner Selection

  1. All nominations entered will be reviewed by a panel of YRP members from the executive and annual dinner team, and a shortlist for each category selected.
  2. The shortlist will then be reviewed by a judging panel made up of leading rail representatives from YRP’s corporate members and finalists for each category agreed.
  3. All finalists will be invited to attend the Annual Dinner where the winners for each category will be announced.

YRP will hold the final decision on those who are successfully selected as the shortlist, finalists and winners.

 

 

Nomination Rules

  • Please note nominees do not need to be YRP members.
  • You can only apply for one of the awards for each nominee.
  • YRP committee members can not be nominated for any awards.
  • Nominations are limited to 600 words.

 

Nomination Guidelines

To be considered for Young Rail Professional of the Year: the nominee can be anyone who is in the first 10 years of their railway career and is currently working in the rail industry. Nominees in this category will be judged on following criteria:

  • Commitment to the rail industry – showing passion and enthusiasm for the rail industry
  • Leadership – acting as a role model to those around them and leading by example
  • Teamwork – effectively managing relationships and stakeholders
  • Inspiring others –commitment to engaging the next generation of young railway professionals
  • Achievement – demonstrating the ability to make a difference in the work place and delivering results

 

To be considered for Young Rail Professionals’ Apprentice of the Year: The nominee must be currently undertaking an apprenticeship within the rail industry or have recently completed an apprenticeship within the last 12 months. Applications will be judged on following criteria:

  • Commitment to the rail industry – showing passion and enthusiasm for the rail industry
  • Teamwork – effectively work with others to build strong relationships
  • Commitment to vocational learning – strong work ethic and exceptional progress in their skills development
  • Inspiring others – high potential role model and ambassador for apprenticeships in rail
  • Achievement – demonstrating the ability to exceed expectations and willingness to go beyond framework requirements

 

To be considered for Young Rail Professionals’ Mentor of the Year: the nominee can be anyone within the industry who is a role model. This can be any individual who has had a positive influence on other rail professionals and provided others with the necessary tools to realise their full potential. Nominees in this category will be judged on following criteria:

  • Commitment to aiding personal development – consistent provision of advice and guidance to young professionals to shape their careers and meet their individual goals.
  • Assistance to meet goals – helping young professionals meet their role requirements, solve problems and overcome professional challenges
  • Knowledge sharing – sharing professional knowledge, understanding and their experiences within the rail industry
  • Values and respect – willingness to listen and support their mentees’ professional opinions
  • Support and encouragement – providing support, encouragement and motivation to develop mentee’s confidence