The Company is extremely proud of its achievements in the field of Scholarship and supporting apprentices within the construction industry. We recognise excellence and achievements by both individuals and teams at colleges and in higher education. We also support awards for our military affiliations with the Royal Navy, the Army, the Royal Air Force and one of the cadet companies.
The Worshipful Company of Constructors offers a range of research scholarships to address significant challenges or realise opportunities relevant to our industry today and in the future. A bursary of £5,000 supports individual practitioners and future leaders to complete a research project to extend their knowledge and advance their skills. All projects deliver a tangible output which benefits the scholar, the company and the industry as a whole.
Sir Ian Dixon was CIOB’s President from 1989 to 1990 and head of Willmott Dixon. He was an enthusiastic supporter of innovation and education within the industry. The scholarship was established in 1997. It is funded and supported by the Sir Ian Dixon Legacy, The Chartered Institute of Building and The Worshipful Company of Constructors Charitable Trust.
This Programme will focus on the challenges our sector faces in managing and reducing our carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 at the latest. The broad objective is to use the data held by the Supply Chain Sustainability School, alongside interviews and other engagements, to help us understand the relationship between learning about climate change and what we can do to halt it, gathering data on where we need to act, and undertaking carbon reduction activities in practice.
A number of awards are made each year to recognise excellence and leadership of individuals and teams, includes those completing formal education or apprenticeships in civilian and military organisations in our Industry.
The Royal Charter Award is part of the Worshipful Company of Constructors’ Charter Legacy Project, given in honour and recognition of excellence in construction. Recipients of the biannual award are nominated by members of the Company.
David Tong Cup
In memory of David Tong, an eminent liveryman and Honorary Court Assistant of the Company, and in association with London South Bank University, this prize is awarded to the student who has made the best personal achievement in construction related studies that year. The award is £750 provided by Charitable Trust.
In conjunction with the University of Westminster the Worshipful Company of Constructors makes an annual award to the highest performing student in the final year of their degree studies at the University. This award is only made to final year students who have been able to gain employment, including any employed part-time students. The student is nominated by the Head of the Construction Department, and the award is adjudicated and endorsed by the Company’s Scholarship and Awards Committee.
Created 21 years ago, by Past Master Richard Rooley, over 1000 post graduate scholars working in the construction industry have taken part.
The Charitable Trust provides a £2,000 prize for the winning team, which is judged by the Master at the TEAMBUILD competition weekend.
This annual award is given to an individual who has achieve a significant step in progressing their career from an apprentice or junior on the journey to a full professional practitioner in their specific field.
Anna Koukoullis, Yeoman, receiving her Journeyman’s Certificate at The Mansion House, May 2022.
MILITARY AWARDS AND APPRENTICESHIPS
The longstanding partnership of the Company with the military is recognised by the annual awards made to specific companies to recognise specific achievements of individuals or teams each year. Each award is nominated by the relevant Commanding Officer and receives £750 from the Worshipful Company of Constructors’ Charitable Trust.
- 101 Engineer Regiment (EOD), Shafting and Shoring Cup
- HMS Lancaster Award
- 5001 Squadron RAF, Air Commodore DOW Trophy
The Company prides itself on supporting apprentices, both in the commercial world and those wishing to gain vital skills to join our sector. this can be through our relationship with Building Heroes and directly.