UK Career Development Awards 2023


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.
Nominations now open: submit your entry by 5pm on Wednesday 15 February 2023


2023 Awards categories

There are nine awards categories:

  • Public sector Careers Adviser/Coach of the year
  • Private sector Careers Coach/Consultant of the year
  • Careers Leader of the year
  • Careers programme – pre-16 education
  • Careers programme – post 16 education
  • Innovative employer engagement activity
  • Use of technology in career development
  • Research by a career development practitioner
  • 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.


How to enter the Awards:

You can find detailed information in the Notes for Entrants and download the entry form here . A separate form must be submitted for each award category entered.

Please remember, nominations need to be sent to by 5pm on Wednesday 15 February 2023.


Who can enter?

Any type of member, including student members or affiliate organisation can nominate or self-nominate for any or all of the first eight award categories.



Mid-December 2022
15 February 2023
15 March 2023 
By 20 March 2023
15 April 2023 
26 June 2023            

Awards launched through website and email
Closing date for entries at 5pm
Short Listing Panels conclude
 Shortlisted entrants announced
Final Judging Panels conclude
The live awards ceremony 


The Awards Ceremony

In 2023 the Awards will be presented at the UKCDA ceremony to be held in-person in on 26 June, the evening before the National Careers Leaders’ Conference in Derby. We will confirm the location as soon as possible.