In this category, we are on the hunt for a rising talent, an individual who holds immense promise to become a future tech leader. This remarkable person has already made strides in their career, showcasing noteworthy progress.


They are the architects of successful and innovative projects, and have significantly contributed to their company's achievements, leaving an indelible mark on the tech industry. Entries are open to apprentices, recent graduates, women returners, and career changers who are redefining the trajectory of their careers and the tech sector itself. This award celebrates the ones to watch, the emerging tech stars of tomorrow.


Nominees must have worked within the tech industry for less than three years before the date of the awards.


Award entries are now closed

,,What is the criteria?


  • Entries could be apprentices, new graduates, women returners or people who have had a career change.
  • The individual must be in their first technology-related role with a company based in Wales.
  • The individual must have been in that role for less than three years on 1 January 2024.


Applicants must be nominated by their company.

All individuals nominated must be informed and consent to their nomination.



What the judges are looking for

  • How the individual has met or exceeded challenging objectives set.
  • How the individual used innovative approaches and working practices to benefit their organisation.
  • The quantifiable impact the individual has had on their organisation in terms of sales, profits, or equivalent measure (e.g. new opportunity spotted, successful project completion).
  • How the individual has taken responsibility for their own personal development to ensure they adapt to their role. 


Rising Star of the Year Award Partner - Venture Graduates, Cardiff Capital Region.​​