Applications open for 2017 Awards

Applications for the 2017 Young Builder of the Year Awards are now open

Justin Phillips, who was a Highly Commended Finalist at last year’s Awards, launched the 2017 Young Builder of the Year Awards, at Youthbuild UK’s Building Pathways Event, held in Cambridge on 17th May, where he told he had transformed his life from being a young offender to becoming a management trainee. He also said how much attending the Awards Ceremony at the House of Commons had meant to him and encouraged everyone to apply this year.

To find out how to apply please go to the 2017 Awards page.

The Young Builder of the Year Awards celebrate the achievements of young people who despite having to overcome personal barriers have succeeded in training for and or gaining employment in the construction industry.

The competition which began in 2000 is open to young builders from across the UK and is now entering its 18th year.

The twenty finalists will be invited to the Awards Ceremony, which will be held at the House of Commons on Wednesday 18th October 2017, when the winners will be announced.

We are seeking applications from young builders who are: –

  • in employment and/or training aged between 18 and 24 years old.
  • still in education or training (including apprentices) aged between 14 and 18 years old.

For 2017 there is a prize fund of £7,500 and all shortlisted finalists will receive a certificate and tools vouchers.

Subject to the judge’s discretion the winner of the 18 – 24 year old category may receive up to £1,500 (including tools), with further awards to the runners up.

The winner of the 14 to 18 year old category will receive up to £750 (including tools) and their educational establishment will receive tools worth up to £500.

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