The skills shortage and the recruiting and training of young people is without doubt one of the biggest issues facing the housebuilding community. With demand for high-quality homes outstripping supply, the time to act is now. Collectively, if we pull together and commit to providing the skills our industry so desperately needs, we have the opportunity to create an enviable and sustainable career path across the diverse range of job roles housebuilding and its supply chain has to offer for many years to come.
Many of our nation’s housebuilders and its supply chain are already showing the level commitment required to ensure longevity. From providing opportunities for apprentices to master their trade, to fantastic HR teams who are going the extra mile to ensure training and development is available – helping sustain and future-proof its workforce.
The inaugural Show House Awards will be rewarding the in-house schemes and course providers that are pushing through these turbulent times and providing pathways for those wanting to enter and progress through the industry, as well as the individuals that are providing support and guidance to more junior team members learning their craft.
Open to the entire industry and its supply chain, the evening will be a celebration of the people who are building for the future of our community.
About the evening
The evening will begin with a champagne reception welcoming guests, colleagues and future winners.
Guests will be called from the reception in the Garden Room into the event room for a black tie gala dinner followed by the Awards hosted by industry celebrity.
Show House Under 30
Recognising young industry talent Rewarding – both housebuilders and the supply chain – the best young talent and the leaders of tomorrow: the next generation. Rising stars, be they apprentices, graduate trainees, or young. People already flying up the career ladder showing leadership skills. Companies to nominate and enter their best young leaders. Under 30 years of age. Open to the entire housebuilding industry and across its supply chain.
Trainee Programme Of The Year
Identifying the best trainee programme being delivered in the sector, how and why it works and very much best in class. Open to the entire housebuilding industry and across its supply chain.
Apprenticeship Employer Of The Year
Who does the best work with apprentices? In terms of recruitment, training, mentoring, career development, with groundbreaking ideas and partnerships, as well as generic industry promotion of the importance of apprenticeships. Open to the entire housebuilding industry and across its supply chain.
Careers Initiative Of The Year
Recognising something very different that has been rolled out by a company, delivered with passion and purpose and proven a great success; doing something really innovative to promote the industry as a whole, be it through schools and colleges or a wider campaign, as well as driving people towards a career with the company, or helping existing employees up the ladder. Open to the entire housebuilding industry and across its supply chain.
Training Course Provider Of The Year
What is out there for young people looking for a career in the industry? What are the best courses/qualifications available for the huge variety of job opportunities across the skill sets and interests? Further Education that goes much further. Open to entrants from universities, colleges, industry bodies and other relevant training organisations.
Staff Development Programme Of The Year
You’ve recruited your staff, but how do you retain them and develop them? Where is the career progression, the mentoring, the opportunities to reach the top or find the right role within the organisation to flourish? Open to the entire housebuilding industry and across its supply chain.
Mentor Of The Year
The individuals who have gone that extra mile to help trainees, staff, team members, colleagues develop and flourish. Inspirational figures that lead by example, while always there to mentor and encourage others and very much ambassadors for the industry as a whole. Open to the entire housebuilding industry and across its supply chain.
Join us to celebrate and recognise excellence across housebuilding and its supply chain!