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Standard Bank Rising Star Awards

Nominations Open! www.risingstarawards.co.za

The Standard Bank Rising Star Awards identify, recognise and celebrate young talent across all industries in South Africa, and are a unique opportunity for organisations to showcase their successes, as well as prove their commitment to development and growth – not only of themselves and their employees, but also their industries and communities.

About to enter their 7th year, the Awards have identified over 350 of South Africa’s most exceptional young employees and continue to go from strength to strength, filtering more talent from more organisations each year. There are 12 categories in the awards:

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Construction & Industrials
  • Energy & Environment
  • Entrepreneur
  • ICT
  • Manufacturing, Retail & FMCG
  • Media & Advertising
  • Mining & Minerals
  • Professional Services
  • Service: Public & Private
  • Tourism, Leisure & Hospitality
  • Transport, Logistics & Security

The Awards take the candidates through a 3 phase judging process, beginning with a self assessment moving through verification processes, an essay and a video and culminating in a panel interview in front of industry experts drawn from across the private and public sector. If you are an industry leader and would like do your part and become a member of one of these judging panels please email your interest to laura@blackbark.co.za. Likewise if your organization may be interested in sponsoring one of these awards and demonstrating your commitment to your industry. Current sponsors include Standard Bank, Sasol, ArcelorMittal SA, Careers24 and Hilton Worldwide and we are grateful for the support of the SABPP.

Please support your talented young people (between the ages of 28 and 40) and enter them now at www.risingstarawards.co.za!

The Gala Dinner will take place at the Sandton Hilton on 26 July, 2018.

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