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Young Workmate of the Year Awards: Criteria

What is the aim of the SDA’s Young Worker of the Year Award?

At the SDA, we believe that younger workers deserve to be recognised for contributing 100% in the workplace.

We’re looking for workers 25 years and under who:

  • Give 100% at work
  • Are good to work with
  • Give their workmates 100% support
  • Make the workplace a better place.

Who can be nominated?

The awards are open to all younger workers, 25 and under (born on or after 1 January 1991), who work in the following industries:

  • Supermarket
  • Department stores
  • Other retail business such as a news agencies
  • Pharmacies
  • Fast food
  • General Distribution and Warehousing
  • Petrol Station attendants and console operators
  • Modelling
  • Motor Vehicle Sales
  • Shoe and Boot Repairing
  • Hairdressing and Beauty

Who can nominate?

Anyone. If you know a younger worker – a colleague, family member or friend – who deserves recognition, make sure you nominate them today.

Can I nominate myself?

Yes. Young workers are encouraged to nominate themselves for the award.

How do I nominate someone?

Click here to fill in the nomination form.

Nominations close on 1 November 2016.

The winners will be announced later in the year.

Do I have to be an SDA member to enter?

The Young Workmate of the Year Award is supported by SDA members but you don’t have to be a union member to nominate or enter.

If you’d like to join the union you can find out more here.

How is the award judged?

We know that younger workers are hard-working, dedicated and talented – and we want to recognise that.

‎The ultimate ‘Young Workmate of the Year’ winners for each SDA State Branch will be decided by an SDA panel based on the quality of their nomination and the following nominee attributes and factors:

  • dedication to their job
  • ability to work in a team
  • commitment to improving their workplace
  • their popular vote
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