UK Career Development Awards 2023

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The UK Career Development Awards are a high point in the CDI event calendar, when we recognise and celebrate excellence across the career development sector, in the UK and internationally.
The awards ceremony

Join us to recognise and celebrate the achievements of this year's awards winners at the UK Career Development Awards on Monday 26 June, 6 pm - 11.45 pm, at the Hilton East Midlands Airport, Derby. Book your place here.

The event will begin at 6 pm with a drinks reception, followed by dinner then the announcement of the awards winners. Following the award presentations, you will be able to celebrate with colleagues at the after-party until closing.

We hope that you can join us for this memorable event, which will see practitioners from across the career development sector meeting to celebrate the outstanding work of their colleagues and friends. 

The awards will take place the evening before the National Careers Leaders' Conference (27 June, University of Derby). You can save £20 when you book a joint ticket to attend the awards and the National Careers Leaders' Conference.


2023 Awards categories

There are eight awards categories:

  • Public sector Careers Adviser/Coach of the year - sponsored by the Education Development Trust
  • Private sector Careers Coach/Consultant of the year
  • Careers Leader of the year - sponsored by The Careers & Enterprise Company
  • Careers programme – pre-16 education
  • Careers programme – post 16 education
  • Innovative employer engagement activity - sponsored by The Careers & Enterprise Company
  • Use of technology in career development
  • Rodney Cox Lifetime Achievement Award

The Rodney Cox Lifetime Achievement Award will be nominated, agreed and presented by the CDI Board, led by the elected President.

Please note: this year we will not be presenting the award for 'Research by a career development practitioner' having not received entries for this award.


Ticket prices
Joint Awards & Conference tickets (Save £20)
CDI Member: £150
Non Member: £200
Student Rate: £110
Awards only tickets
Member: £50
Non Member: £60
Student Rate: £50

The awards dinner is included in the ticket prices. 


With thanks to our awards sponsors

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