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Nominations open for industry’s rising talent awards 

The energy industry is once again being invited to recognise its up-and-coming talent as the Young Energy Professionals (YEP) Awards 2024 open for nominations. 

Now in their tenth year, the YEP Awards are the UK’s leading ceremony for highlighting the contribution of early career professionals in the energy industry, celebrating achievements and identifying potential rising stars from those with less than ten years’ experience in the sector. This includes students who have demonstrated initiative and ambition to carry out work that has had an impact on their company and the wider industry. 

The awards will be judged by industry experts with seven categories this year ranging from Team of the Year to Rising Star. A brand-new category – STEM and Innovator for Net Zero – will recognise those who have challenged the status quo within the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and thought creatively about how to solve the problems facing the energy industry. 

The categories below are open for both candidates nominating themselves or for nominations by others. The award categories for 2024 are: 

  • Customer Champion 
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Focus 
  • Rising Star 
  • Audrey Gallacher Award for Excellence 
  • Team of the Year 
  • YEP of the Year 
  • STEM and Innovator for Net Zero 

The deadline for applications and nominations is Thursday 22 August and the subsequent shortlist will be published on the Energy UK website on Thursday 26 September. You can also get tickets for the YEP Awards 2024 ceremony on Thursday 7 November here.  

Notes to editors 

  1. Energy UK is the trade association for the energy industry with over 100 members – from established FTSE 100 companies right through to new, growing suppliers, generators and service providers across energy, transport, heat and technology. Our members deliver nearly 80% of the UK’s power generation and over 95% of the energy supply for 28 million UK homes as well as businesses. The sector invests £13bn annually and delivers nearly £30bn in gross value – on top of the nearly £100bn in economic activity through its supply chain and interaction with other sectors. The energy industry is key to delivering growth and plans to invest £100bn over the course of this decade in new energy sources. The energy sector supports 700,000 jobs in every corner of the country. Energy UK plays a key role in ensuring we attract and retain a diverse workforce. In addition to our Young Energy Professionals Forum, which has over 2,300 members representing over 350 organisations, we are a founding member of TIDE, an industry-wide taskforce to tackle Inclusion and Diversity across energy.