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New Professionals Award
Running for nearly a decade, the IRMS New Professionals' Award, kindly sponsored by Alison North, recognises the thoughts, observations and/or contributions of those who are new to our profession.
Whether you are someone studying Information and Records Management, newly qualified in the first few years of your career or someone who has just moved into the industry we’re keen to hear your thoughts.
You are eligible for this award if you are within the first 3 years of your career in Information and Records Management, whether you are a student, employed or self-employed. There is no age limit.
What do I write about?
If you are employed and newly qualified you could consider how the theory you were taught is actually put into practice, how your studies have prepared you for the role or just an observation on whether your role matched your expectations. Those new to the profession might consider how it compares to previous experiences and students on what they see as the challenges the profession is facing.
The prize is attendance at our Annual Conference in May 2018 and comprises full delegate fees and accommodation. What’s more is that should the winner already be in receipt of an employer paid/fully sponsored place at Conference, then the prize will be equivalent monies to be used on IM/RM related books, DVDs and/or CPD!
How do I enter?
By means of a written piece of work between 1500 and 2000 words. This should be emailed in MS Word format to the Awards team. Once the closing date has arrived, your application will be judged by a small panel of IRM experts including Alison North herself. So don’t delay, start writing today!
Closing date: 31st January 2018