UK Career Development Awards 2014

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The aims of the UK Career Development Awards are:

  • To identify and promote excellence in career development
  • To celebrate and generate a sense of pride in the career development profession and our partners
  • To raise the profile of career development and the CDI

2014 Categories

Best Practice and Innovation by an Individual:

  • Careers Educator of the Year: Sponsored by The Learning and Development Centre, Imperial College London
  • Careers Adviser/Coach of the Year: Sponsored by High Commission of Canada

Best Practice and Innovation by an Organisation:

  • Best Practice in Career Development Services by an Employer: Sponsored by Prospects Group
  • Best Practice in the Use of Technology in Career Development: Sponsored by Adviza
  • Best Practice in Delivering Career Development Services by a large provider (employing 50+ staff): Sponsored by CASCAID
  • Best Practice in Delivering Career Development Services by a small provider (employing 1-49 staff): Sponsored by the Aspire-Igen Group

The Rodney Cox Lifetime Achievement Award:

To be presented to an individual who has made an outstanding, ongoing and sustained contribution to the field of career development: Sponsored by CfBT

The emphasis in all categories is on initiatives which can demonstrate:

  1. Meeting client needs
  2. Best practice
  3. Innovation  

You can follow the UK CDA on Twitter @UKCDA

UK Career Development Awards Dinner 2014

The 2014 Awards will be presented at a special, black-tie, Awards Dinner on Monday 17 November at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow.  You can download the  brochure which inlcudes information on the entries spoonsors.  

Susan Calman, award winning comedian, Fringe performer, writer, actress, and frequent guest on Radio 4's News Quiz, will be speaking after the dinner and compering the Awards.

As part of the submission process you will be asked to confirm that you will attend the UK Career Development Awards Dinner, if shortlisted. Regrettably the Award cannot be made without a guarantee of attendance. You can book to attend the Awards Dinner either as part of your Annual Conference package or separately. 

Submitting your entry

You can download all the information that you need here:

  1. Entry Form 2014
  2. Notes for entrants 2014

The closing date for entries is 17.00 on Tuesday 30 September. Please return your entry form and any supporting electronic information to:

Sponsorship opportunities

UKCDA Sponsor

We are pleased to be able to offer two major sponsorship opportunities:

    1. Sole sponsorship of the UK Career Development Awards: a huge package including a joint billing with the CDI on all promotional materials; free places to attend the Awards Dinner; opportunity to chair the final judging panel and two free conferences places
    2. Single award sponsorship: including opportunity to present an award and make a short speech; your logo on promotional materials; two free place to attend the Awards Dinner and one free conference place

Details of the full sponsorship packages

To discuss sponsorship in more detail please contact Rachael Murray on 01384 445 627 or email