Careers Champion is a periodical award recognising the great work done by individuals across the Careers sector. Contests will run every few months (via the Careers Champion website) with fantastic prizes for the winners and nominees. Potential Careers Champions can be nominated during the competition window and shortlisted nominees can gain votes towards winning the top prize in our finalists’ online poll.
The aim of Careers Champion is to cast the net far and wide. The remit for nominations is simple - people who are doing fantastic Careers work that should be recognised. This can be: higher education professionals; careers writers; consultants, advisers and co-ordinators; leaders; heads of careers and teachers; or careers innovators to give a few examples.
No. This is not a professional body award just simply a recognition of great careers work. We would welcome nominations from qualified and non-qualified potential Careers Champions. If someone you know or work with is doing fantastic unsung Careers work then we want to hear from you.
Prizes for this competition are:
Potential candidates are put forward via the nomination form - available during the submission period (on the nomination page). From that pool of nominations, a shortlist of nominees will be compiled by the MSE Careers team. The nominees for each competition will be published ahead of an online public vote. The winner will be the nominee with the most votes when the public poll finally closes. Full details on the poll opening and closing dates/times will appear on the ‘Vote Now’ page.
Careers work is demanding and often undervalued. There are many fantastic people out there making a difference throughout this sector. This is your chance to gain recognition for someone you might know or admire.
Simply complete the nomination form on the ‘Nominate’ page when each competition is live. You will be able to provide us with some details of the person you are nominating and also have an additional 600 characters to describe why you feel they are a worthy candidate.
Each person is restricted to just one Careers Champion nomination per contest. Don't worry if you have someone else you want to put forward - contests will run regularly through the year.
Yes. The same person can be nominated up to 3 times during any 12 month period. Should that person become a shortlisted nominee for any competition, however, they can no longer be nominated for any future competitions.
The nominees for each competition will be placed in an online poll which is open to the public. Anyone is free to cast an online vote for their preferred Careers Champion during any competition.
We need contact details for the nominee (and the person nominating) for a number of reasons. Firstly, to inform the individual that they are successfully short-listed etc. Also, to check that candidates and nominators are who they say they are and are eligible for the award. Finally, we need the information for the distribution of any Careers Champion and nominee prizes.
Please Note: The information/data obtain from a submission is purely for the intention of administering the Careers Champion competitions. We will not use this information for any other purpose or to pass onto any third party organisation.