Are you the Female Undergraduate of the Year?

Open to penultimate year female undergraduates (ie NOT first or final years) studying any degree subject


A ten week paid summer placement with Rolls-Royce including one or two weeks at a European facility; an opportunity to shadow a senior female manager for a day, an Apple iPad and Rolls-Royce branded gifts.

Applications are now closed

What are the entry criteria?

We're searching the best universities in the UK to find the outstanding female undergraduate of the year. 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 ten week paid summer internship with Rolls-Royce, including one or two weeks at a European facility, plus a fantastic opportunity to shadow a senior female manager for a day and an Apple iPad. The winner will collect their 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 invited to attend the Undergraduate of the Year Awards as guests of Rolls-Royce.
So if you are a penultimate year female undergraduate (ie NOT first or final year) studying any degree subject...

And you have a strong academic record pre-university and are expecting at least a 2.1…

And you are studying at a UK university and have the right to work in the UK...

And you think you're the best female 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: Ella Jakubowska

Take a look at the experience of last year’s winner – Ella Jakubowska. We asked Ella to write a blog about her experience as an intern at Rolls-Royce.

Read Ella's blog here.

Ella is about to start her fourth and final year at the University of Leeds, studying English Literature. Ella is a qualified RAF Lance Corporal and Non-Commissioned Officer, and loves playing rugby for her university. In 2013 she completed an exchange year at McGill University in Montreal before going on to win the 2013 Female Undergraduate of the Year Award.

Speaking about her internship at Rolls-Royce this summer Ella says: “It has been one of the best experiences of my life. I am really lucky to have met some amazing people here and had such challenging but brilliant experiences.”

Applications are now closed

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