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Young Energy Professional of the Year Award

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The EI's Young Professionals Network is delighted to welcome entries for the sixth EI Young Energy Professional of the Year award. Young professionals are the next generation of energy leaders and we want to celebrate your contribution to the industry and reward your innovation, drive to deliver and passion of the younger generation of energy talent. Applications from those with less than five years in the industry are welcome.


Entry guidelines

For the Young Energy Professional of the Year Award, entrants are required to provide two short statements, a copy of your CV, plus a reference from your employer, client or supervisor. 
Please follow the guidelines below for preparing and submitting your entry for the 2018 Young Energy Professional of the Year Award.

Entries for 2018 are now open

Step 1: Preparing your entry
The following four items are required for your entry to be considered by the judging panel:
1. Career Experience statement

In 250-500 words, describe a project from your career, either in your professional career or through working with the local community, where you have either led the activity (as a project manager) or made a significant contribution towards its delivery (as a key team member). The judging panel will be looking for you to demonstrate the following competencies in your statement:

  • Impact – Has the project delivered a positive energy-benefit to a community, the industry or wider society? Does the project demonstrate the use of professional skills to engage the energy sector and/or community?

  • Innovation – Has the solution or idea applied to the challenge demonstrated an ability to think differently, show initiative and positively challenge convention? 

  • Passion and drive to deliver – Has the entrant been proactive in pursuing excellence? Has he/she gone the extra mile to make a positive change or to address an industry challenge, either at work or within the wider community? 

Projects of any type are welcome, including, but not limited to: Safety; Environment; Community; Regulatory; Technology; Investment in People.

2. Industry Outlook statement

In 250-500 words, please share your views on the outlook for the energy industry by answering the following question:

"What is the single biggest challenge facing the energy industry in the next 20 years?"

The judging panel will be looking for you to demonstrate your views and feelings about an industry issue, including how you would like to see them addressed and how your future work might contribute towards finding a solution for this challenge.

3. CV

Please provide an up-to-date copy of your CV (in Microsoft Word format) as an attachment to your entry form. 

4. Endorsement

Please provide a written endorsement of up to 200 words from your employer, client or supervisor. This should include their signature and contact details for verification purposes.


Step 2: Submitting your entry
1. Download the official entry form
2. Submit your completed entry form to Francesca Ferarri at e:
3. If your entry is shortlisted you will be required to deliver a presentation in front of the judges at the judging panel held in London on 31 August 2018 (in person or via Skype). Please save these dates in your diary to ensure that you are able to participate in the next round of judging. You will be notified of whether you have been shortlisted and are required to present to the judging panel at the end of July.


Additional guidelines:
  • If you are a contractor and you are submitting an entry relating to a project you undertook for a client, please ensure you receive full approval from your client to enter the project to the competition.
  • All submissions must be sent in the official entry form. Entries provided in any other format will not be considered by the judging panel. The official entry form will be available shortly.
  • Entries will be judged on the contents of the written submissions.  However, entrants may include up to 3 electronic links to additional background information. Background information will only be accepted if it is provided via web links in the relevant section of the entry form. 

    Please note: the content of this additional information will not be considered in the formal judging process. Please ensure that all of the key information you wish to be considered by the panel is given in the entry statements.
  • The judging panel will be looking for evidence of your achievements. You should include as much results data, facts and figures as possible in your entry statement so that the judging panel is able to measure your success.
  • Spelling, grammar and overall presentation will be considered by the judging panel, in addition to the content and metrics included in your statement. Please ensure you have your entry statement proof-read prior to submission.
  • Our judging panel is made up of industry experts, each with their own specialisms. Please ensure that your statement is written in an accessible manner so that it is clearly understandable for anyone without direct knowledge of your project, business or sector.
  • Find out our top tips for a successful entry here.


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