Are you the Future Civil Service Leader of the Year?

Finalists

We are pleased to announce the following finalists for the Future Civil Service Leader of the Year Award. All 10 finalists of each award are invited to attend the final awards ceremony on 22nd April where the winner will be announced.

Steven Adams | University of Southampton | History

Paul Blackburn | University of Hull | Management & Business

Sidrah Choudhry | University of Stirling | International Politics

Linda Epstein | School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London | Politics

Sanju Ganesan | University of Leicester | LLB Law

Hayat Mohamed | London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London | International History

Charlotte Mulhearn | University College London, University of London | European Social and Political Studies

Uroosa Syed | University of Westminster | International Relations

Jason Tran | University of Warwick | Politics

Laura Waddilove | Cardiff University | Politics

Entry criteria

The Civil Service Fast Steam is looking for a talented, high achieving undergraduate with the potential to become a Future Civil Service leader.

To enter you must:

  • have the right to work in the UK after graduation.
  • be studying any subject in your penultimate or final year at a UK university.
  • be on track to receive a predicted 2:2 degree.

What makes an award winner?

We are looking for individuals from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds who think they could be part of the next generation of future leaders: people with the potential to lead the Civil Service through an ever-changing landscape of policy and public service delivery. A diverse workforce, which respects and values differences, is crucial to ensuring that our policies meet the needs of the public we serve.

Closing date for entries is 28 January 2016.

Awards ceremony takes place on 22 April 2016 at Canary Wharf, London.

How do I win?


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 ten. There are three stages that you’ll have to get through.

Civil Service Fast Stream

Civil Service Leader Undergraduate of the Year

“We are building a one nation Civil Service that is more reflective of those we serve.”
Minister for the Cabinet Office, Matthew Hancock.

Every day, civil servants deliver for Britain and work on issues that affect all our lives. It is only fitting that our workforce reflects the society we serve, and that anyone who shows potential can begin their journey to the top, irrespective of their background.

We are looking for individuals from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds who think they could be part of the next generation of future leaders: people with the potential to lead the Civil Service through an ever-changing landscape of policy and public service delivery. A diverse workforce, which respects and values differences, is crucial to ensuring that our policies meet the needs of the public we serve.

This award represents our commitment to diversity, and the strength we know it brings to our organisation. This award will celebrate a truly outstanding individual from a lower socio-economic background, who demonstrates leadership potential and who identifies with our passion for diversity. We also hope that the individual will help inspire others who are considering their next steps to think about a career with the Civil Service.

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Apply

Before you start your application

Before you begin please make sure you have read the criteria carefully on undergraduateoftheyear.com, checking the ‘Entry criteria’ and ‘How do I win?’ tabs for criteria details and information on the process.

Browser suitability

To enable you to take the tests you will need to make sure that:

  • flash player needs to be up to date, and the tests can be accessed on the following browsers:
    • Internet Explorer – Version 6.0 and higher (Windows PC Only)
    • Firefox – Version 2.0 and higher (Windows PC or Mac)
    • Safari – Version 4.0 and higher (Mac only)
    • Google Chrome – Version 4.0 and higher (Windows PC or Mac)
  • iPads, other tablets and smart phones are currently not supported.

Hints and tips

Give yourself enough time:

  • As part of the process you will be asked to answer some questions set by the awards partner. Take your time with these as they will be used as part of the longlisting process. Compose them in Microsoft word (or a similar programme), spell check and word count your answer before submitting into your application form.
  • You don’t have to complete everything in one go. Just remember to save everything as you go!
  • The tests themselves (up to 4 depending on the Awards category) should take no more than two hours to complete.
  • ALL stages must be submitted by MIDNIGHT on Thursday 28 January 2016.
  • If you are not sure about anything then ask! You can contact us via email on Undergraduateoftheyear@groupgti.com
The 2016 awards are now closed