Are you the Undergraduate of the year for Commercial Excellence?

Open to penultimate year undergraduates only, studying any degree subject

Win

A Raleigh expedition to Borneo in 2014 as part of an expedition team and a 12 week summer internship within a commercial area of your choice.

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Before entering this award, please read carefully the terms and conditions which relate to the Raleigh International part of the winner's prize.

What are the entry criteria?

We're searching the best universities in the UK to find the outstanding undergraduate for commercial excellence. 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 Raleigh expedition to Borneo in 2014 as part of an expedition team and a 12 week summer internship within a commercial area of their choice.

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 who will be invited to the Undergraduate of the Year Awards as VIP guests of Nestlé.

So if you are a penultimate year undergraduate studying any degree subject...

And you have business acumen and commercial awareness…

And you have a minimum of 300 UCAS points or equivalent in three core A levels, excluding general studies…

And you are a UK or EU national...

And you think you're the best commercial excellence 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.

In partnership with Raleigh International

Raleigh International is a sustainable development charity. It challenges and inspires young volunteers from around the world to work with communities living in poverty. Raleigh's programmes focus on providing access to safe water and sanitation and protecting vulnerable environments. As part of the TARGETjobs award, Nestlé will support their winner in undertaking an expedition to Borneo, where they will work on community and environmental projects for 7 weeks. Nestlé Malaysia has supported Raleigh projects for a number of years, providing funding to build kindergartens in Borneo.www.raleighinternational.org

Before entering this award, please read carefully the terms and conditions which relate to the Raleigh International part of the winner's prize.

Last year's winner: Tessa Fowler

Tessa is a second year anthropology student who works part time at her university café and as a promotions officer for Lattitude. She plays tennis and badminton for her university’s college teams and is involved with a voluntary project mentoring young offenders in prison. In 2010/11 she spent 7 months teaching in a remote primary school in the South Pacific and 3 months travelling in India. Last summer Tessa raised £1,500 for Save the Children by organising a wine tasting event and climbing Kilimanjaro.

Applications are now closed