Are you the Construction Engineering and Design Undergraduate of the Year?
Open to penultimate year undergraduates only, studying civil, mechanical, electrical or combined engineering degrees
An international summer work placement with Laing O’Rourke
APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED
What are the entry criteria?
We're searching the best universities in the UK to find the outstanding penultimate year construction engineering and design 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 an international summer work placement with Laing O’Rourke.
He/she will collect the award at a gala event in Canary Wharf, London on 19 April, 2013.
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 Laing O’Rourke and invited to the Undergraduate of the Year Awards as their guests.
So if you are a penultimate year undergraduate studying civil, mechanical, electrical or combined engineering…
And you are expecting at least a 2.1 in your MEng degree…
And you are a UK or EU national…
And you think you're the best construction engineering and design undergraduate in the UK, click the big button below.
Closing date for entries is 31 January 2013.
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 2013.
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 19 April, 2013 where the winner will be announced.
Last years winner: Ollie Brooks
Ollie studies Civil Engineering at Swansea University and is fascinated by all aspects of infrastructure; the systems which keep society moving and improving. In sixth form Ollie managed a team through one of the most challenging projects ever set as part of the Engineering Education Scheme. As last year’s winner, Ollie spent 3 months with Laing O’Rourke working on the Northern Water Treatment Plant project in Queensland, Australia – giving him a head start into a promising career in construction.