Now seeking entries for the Teambuild Future Leaders Competition 2018


TEAMBUILD presents

The 2018 Edition of the Future Leaders Competition- 4 day CPD
First prize of  £2000 in cash plus many others

The 26th annual Future Leaders competition is now open for entries,

This one-of-a-kind, talent-building contest takes place from 16th-18th November, and we’re now inviting entries from multi-disciplinary design and construction teams and individuals!

About the Competition

Organised by Teambuild, Future Leaders is a cross-disciplinary construction contest, where teams from tier one, two and three companies compete over an intense two-day programme on the completion of a real design & build project, all via a simulated scenario.

Every year, we attract competitors from major contractors and consultancies representing all disciplines within our industry.
Future Leaders is not only a result-driven and highly effective training event, but also an unparalleled opportunity for early careers staff to network between themselves and with different companies.

Skills gained

Participating graduates and their managers have given outstandingly positive feedback about the accelerated learning in

  • Decision-making under pressure
  • Leadership and drive
  • Innovative thinking
  • Project management
  • Risk assessment
  • Delivering on budget
  • Delivering on time

How to Enter

The competition is open to entries from all construction industry professionals with less than six years post-graduate experience in the industry. The first stage of entering is to visit and register your interest by clicking  ‘REGISTER’ in the top right corner; the deadline for registration is 7th September.

Teams will usually contain six individuals who represent a good spread of disciplines. It’s popular to put together a team with members from companies with which you work regularly, as a way to develop relationships between project teams as well as advance the careers of promising members of staff.

If bringing together a full team is difficult, we offer a ‘matchmaking’ service – so partial teams, or individuals would be welcomed and supported to link up with others and form a team!

What are the Benefits of Competing?

  • The intensive learning format is recognised by all major institutions as equivalent to four days of CPD.
  • Future Leaders is funded by CIOB, ICE, IStructE, CIBSE, the Manly Trust, the Architects Company and Worshipful Company of Constructors and supported by CIC, ICES, IMechE, RIBA, RICS and RTPI.

The attached summary demonstrates the breadth of support for the event by the industry, from both companies and professional bodies.

  • There is a £2000 top cash prize for the winning team in addition to other cash prizes offered by our partnering organisations
  • Every entrant benefits from the first-rate accelerated training, learning real-life project skills,
  • and gets an unparalleled opportunity to build their network at a crucial stage of their career.
  • Many Teambuild ‘alumni’ have gone on to run successful teams within major construction companies including Expedition Engineering, Carillion, HOK, and Architecture 00:/.

Feel free to create your own team by forwarding these details to any of your clients and industry partners or prospective contacts that may be interested in entering with you this year. Your graduates will get hands-on experience on a real-life project and learn to work with client teams at the same time!

If you have any queries, please get in touch with us: OR


“Amazing experience.  We learnt a lot of things and interacted with brilliant individuals from several disciplines.”

“It is an excellent competition and I was able to take away a lot on how to improve and present myself as a professional.”

“A very good opportunity to receive professional development in a much more hands-on way.  Judges and working party very helpful and provided constructive feedback.”

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