CPA Stars of the Future Apprentice Awards 2024 Now Open for Entries

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The Construction Plant-hire Association’s (CPA) Stars of the Future Awards 2024 are now open for entries and employers across the industry are invited to recognise and reward their construction plant apprentices and trainees.

Nomination forms are available on the CPA website at https://www.cpa.uk.net/skills-training/stars-of-the-future and nominations can be made by the closing deadline of 22nd March 2024. The awards scheme is organised by the CPA and has been running for over 10 years, identifying some of the industry’s brightest up-and-coming talent.

The CPA received almost 100 nominations across the various categories last year – an increase of more than 30% on the previous highest ever total – and even more entries are anticipated this year.

There are awards for Plant Mechanic of the Year (Level 2), Plant Technician of the Year (Level 3), Plant Operative of the Year, Young Plant Operative of the Year, Plant Installer of the Year, Lifting Technician of the Year, Hire Controller of the Year, Apprentice Mentor of the Year and College of the Year. All nominees are also eligible for special awards including the Judges’ Special Award and the Best Personal Statement Award.

The CPA is the leading trade association for the plant-hire sector in the UK, with over 1,900 members who supply over 85% of hired plant to the construction and allied industries.

The 2024 winners will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre in Fillongley, near Coventry, on 11th July 2024. Stars of the Future winners will be in contention for a number of prizes, as well as national recognition. Previous prizes have included tool kits, iPads and an all-expenses overseas trip to visit a Liebherr crane manufacturing plant in Germany.

Stars of the Future nominations are welcomed from all