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Premier's Awards in Energy and MiningRecognising the value and exceptional achievements of future leaders in the resources, METS and/or energy sectors

New in 2019, based on 2018 judging panel feedback, this Award recognises the significant impact of inspirational and dedicated young South Australian resources, METS and/or energy sector professionals aged 30 years or younger.

The leadership displayed by young professionals who are excelling in their role may:

  • Contribute to the ongoing sustainability, community and economic development of the sector and the State
  • Advance technological, engagement, legal, scientific, environmental, operational or other innovations with the potential for local, national and global impact
  • Promote the positive reputation of the sector

Entries must meet the following requirements to be eligible:

  • A person aged 30 years or under (as at the closing date for applications). Proof of age is required
  • Currently working in the resources, METS (or equivalent) or energy sector
  • Achievements substantially achieved in South Australia
  • Provide a description of current role and responsibilities and an overview of your employer’s organisation
  • Provide two referees
  • Meet the three weighted assessment criteria

It is recommended the application is submitted by the nominee. Employers and colleagues are strongly encouraged to advise potential nominees of the Awards program and work with the nominee to prepare an application.

It is important to demonstrate the application has met each of the four indicative weighted criteria. The weighting is indicated below and is also reflected in the maximum number of words permitted.

Criteria Guidance notes
Criteria 1:
Personal qualities and skills

Indicative weighting: 20%

Maximum 200 words

  • Describe why you believe you should be awarded a Young Achiever Award in 2019, with reference to personal qualities and skills that underpin your professional achievements
Criteria 2:
Career and academic achievements

Indicative weighting: 40%

Maximum 400 words

Demonstrate the application of innovative thinking to gain improved WHS outcomes

  • Describe your career and/or academic achievements, with a particular focus on the last three (3) years (up to closing date for applications)
  • Please specific details about project outcomes delivered, presentations and/or publications
Criteria 3:
Demonstrated sector innovation and leadership

Indicative weighting: 20%

Maximum 200 words

Demonstrate the effectiveness/outcomes of the project/program

  • Describe how your achievements have an impact on the broader sector you are employed in (i.e. beyond your employer organisation)
  • Provide specific examples of leadership roles undertaken
  • Describe the key issues you think will affect the sector's professionals in the coming decade and how these can be managed
Criteria 3:
Future goals

Indicative weighting: 20%

Maximum 200 words

  • Describe your career and/or academic goals for the next five (5) years
  • How are you working towards your future goals?