Back in 2012, Rock Recruitment launched an exciting awards event, celebrating talented young people and the companies that develop them into Dorset's Stars of the Future.
Young people often get a bad press. Many under 26 year olds come through the doors at Rock with impressive academic results, achievements from work or other committments and bags of determination and ambition. Not to mention we see some candidates that show amazing courage and abilities despite the hand they've been dealt!
So, we decided it was time to bring these amazing young stars to the attention of Dorset's employers. Dorset has some of the most exciting, inspirational businesses in the country and we feel young candidates and these employers need a common ground to meet and understand each other better.
We held our 2015 event at the O2 Academy in Bournemouth - a glamourous and exciting evening to honour eight people aged 16 - 26 who are working, self-employed or studying and outperforming their peers. Over 340 people attended to celebrate these Stars of the Future and the companies that develop the next generation of business stars.
Our 2017 event is going to be bigger and better than before, taking place on Thursday 19th October 2017 at the O2 Academy in Bournemouth. With three exciting new categories this year we're expanding the awards to cover Bournemouth's expanding digital and creative industries.
We will be offering opportunites to singers, orchestras, students who want to work in media, event management and marketing or catering and hospitality students or even an aspiring stage production assistant!
Whether you are a candidate or a business, if you want to get involved please contact our events team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We were delighted to be able to 'Meet The Finalists' at the Rock offices, bringing together all the finalists, sponsors and other businesses supporting the awards.
The Inspirational Star of the Future Award sponsored by Greendale Construction:
- Luke Newman
- Joley Colmer
- Morgan Crawley
- Dan Cooper
Student Star of the Future Award sponsored by Bournemouth University:
- Shannon Reeve
- Michael Coombes
- Iain Christian
The Shooting Star of the Future Award sponsored by Breeze Volkswagen:
- James Shanes
- Molly Brown
- Freya Ells
The Company Star Award sponsored by Streetwise HR:
Over 50 Employees:
- A One Insurance - Lia Martin and Sarah Eades
- Testlink Services - David Cheeseman and Laura Hankinson
Under 50 Employees:
- Inspire Professional Services- Chris Downing and Bev Cattano
- Liz Lean PR- Liz Willingham
The Rising Star of the Future Award sponsored by Health-on-Line:
- Danielle Dwyer
- Roxanne Opas
- Declan Cole
The Teaching Star of the Future Award sponsored by Teachers Building Society:
- Penny Day
- Emma Kingswell
- Christine Harrison
IT Star of the Future Award sponsored by QuoStar:
- Charlotte Clapcott
- Oliver Philpott
- Gemma Whitmore
The Creative Star of the Future Award sponsored by Aylesworth Fleming:
- Coral Jones
- Sam Hebditch
- Morgan Crawley