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                                    The UK Career Development Awards 2024

Tuesday 18 June 2024 | Museum of Making, Derby | Book now

The UK Career Development Awards (UKCDAs) 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 UK Career Development Awards will next take place on Tuesday 18 June 2024 at the Italian Mill, Museum of Making, Derby

Book your place today | View the shortlist

Why attend?

The UKCDAs are an unmissable opportunity to come together with colleagues and friends, to recognise the hard work and brilliance in the career development sector, and celebrate peoples' achievements. Find out how the winners have made change that positively affects their clients or about a new product or service that is making waves in the sector...It's a great evening for networking and perhaps even gaining inspiration for your own work!

Awards categories

There are eight awards categories (nominations for awards entries closed on Wednesday 31 January 2024):

  • Public sector Career Development Professional of the year 
  • Private/third sector Career Development Professional of the year 
  • Careers Leader of the year 
  • Career programme – pre-16 education 
  • Careers programme – post-16 education 
  • Innovative employer engagement activity 
  • Use of technology in career development 
  • Research by a career development professional

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

Schedule for the evening

6 pm Arrival

6 - 7 pm Welcome drinks

7 pm Welcome and introduction

7.45 pm Awards presentations

9.45 pm Awards close

9.55 pm Dance flooor opens

11.55 pm Carriages

This schedule is subject to alteration, precise timings will be available nearer to the event.


CDI members: £50  

Non members: £60

Awards timeline

6th December 2023 - Awards nominations open 

31st January 2024 - Closing date for entries at 11:59pm 

15th March 2024 - Short Listing Panels conclude 

By 30th March 2024 - Shortlisted entrants announced 

30th April 2024 - Final Judging Panels conclude 

18th June 2024 - The live awards ceremony at a venue in Derby the evening before the National Careers Leaders’ Conference

2023 awards evening

Learn about our awards winners, sponsors and view photos from the last event.

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