Aviation Rising Star Award

This award is open to any aviation professional in the early stages of their career, either employed or self-employed on the island of Ireland. In the last 18 months, they must have made an outstanding contribution to the industry (company or sector). The nominees should have less than five years' experience in this area. The winner can be nominated by themselves, their companies, or members of the public. Nominees must supply a one page CV with details of their previous employment history and the names of 2 referees. They should also include a supporting letter from their employer or supervisor. In addition to above, each entry must submit a 5 A4 page submission. Entry is by a 5 A4 page submission; the judges will be looking for clear information, backed up by evidence, that pays particular attention to the criteria listed below.

Entry is by a 5-page A4 PDF submission; the judges will be looking for a clear plan and evidence that it is delivering on core objectives, paying attention to the criteria listed below.

  • Career Summary: A summary that describes the first five years of their career to date.
  • Contribution to the Success of the Company or Organisation: What has been their contribution to the success of their company or organisation? Areas of influence might include market growth, turnover, deals done, collaborations established, contribution to company expansion.
  • Strategic Contribution: What has been the individuals’ strategic contribution to the organisations performance, communication and vision? Can they demonstrate innovation and clear commercial or expansion promise?
  • Contribution to the Aviation Sector/Community: What has been their contribution to the wider aviation sector/community?
  • Career Independence: Has the individual demonstrated career independence from an early stage?