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