Are you the Engineering Undergraduate of the Year?

Open to pre-final year undergraduates, able to undertake a full year placement, studying mechanical or electrical engineering only


A 48 week paid internship with E.ON plus a long-weekend trip for two to visit a key European energy project.

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What are the entry criteria?

We're searching the best universities in the UK to find the outstanding pre-final year engineering undergraduate. We're looking for a winning mix of personal skills, career motivation and an excellent academic record. The rewards are great: the winner will be awarded a 48 week paid placement with E.ON starting in summer 2014 (start date flexible) plus a long-weekend trip for two to visit a key European energy project. Please note that this is a year-long placement, and NOT a summer/short term placement.

He/she will collect the award at a gala event in Canary Wharf, London on 25 April, 2014.

Even if you don’t win, you still stand a chance of making the final shortlist of ten, all of whom will be royally looked after by E.ON and invited to the Undergraduate of the Year Awards as their guests.

So if you are a pre-final year undergraduate studying mechanical or electrical engineering...

And you are expecting at least a 2.1…

And you think you're the best engineering undergraduate in the UK, click the big button below.

Closing date for entries is 31 January 2014.

How do I win it then?

It’s not easy to win the Undergraduate of the Year Award and competition will be fierce. The process is demanding and only the truly outstanding and committed will make it to the last 10. There are three stages that you’ll have to get through.

Stage One: Register online to submit your personal data and answer three special questions posed by the sponsor of the Award. Complete three or four online tests designed exclusively by our partners SHL, the world’s leading assessment provider. The online assessment will take you around two hours to complete (although you don’t have to complete it in one visit) and somewhere between 30 and 70 candidates will pass through to the next stage. The closing date for entry is 31 January 2014.

Stage Two: The best-matched students (according to the results of the online tests) make it through to the second stage. The sponsor then decides on a shortlist of ten from the undergraduates who pass the first online stage. This will be done in a variety of ways including telephone interviews, assessment centres and further tests (depending on the sponsor).

Stage Three: The final shortlist of ten is invited to the Undergraduate of the Year Awards in Canary Wharf London on 25 April, 2014 where the winner will be announced.

Last year's winner: Jake Tudge

Jake is a recipient of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Leadership Award. As an IMechE committee member, he hosted a high-profile ‘Energy Question Time’. Jake completed a European Union sponsored internship at South West Water, receiving a company award and Rathbones’ Green Intern of the Year Award. Between studies, he enjoys being a STEM Ambassador and Headstart Supervisor. Jake’s achievements have been recognised through receiving the 2013 Vice Chancellor’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Read Jake's blog here.

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