We're searching UK universities to find the outstanding female undergraduate of the year. You must have a winning mix of personal skills, career motivation and an excellent academic record.
A summer internship and a trip to Europe! Rolls-Royce will treat its winner to: a 10-week paid summer internship commencing June 2017; one or two weeks at a European facility; an Apple iPad, Rolls-Royce branded gifts; and a ‘day in the life of a senior female manager’, a fantastic opportunity to shadow a senior female manager for the day.
What makes an award winner?
The winner of the female undergraduate of the year award will have well-rounded life experience and a broad range of achievements. You will be:
- commercially aware
- a natural problem solver
- driven, curious and courageous
- a strong relationship builder
- ready to be challenged
- a great communicator.
The closing date for entries is 30 January 2017.
To enter you must:
- be female
- be an undergraduate student at a university in the UK
- be in your penultimate year at university or your second year of a four-year/sandwich course
- be on track to achieve a 2.1 or above
- have a strong academic record pre-university
- have the right to work in the UK after graduation
- be available to accept the prize of a summer internship with Rolls-Royce, commencing in June 2017 (fixed dates).
Applicants from any degree discipline are welcome. However, Rolls-Royce encourages applicants from those studying supply chain, engineering, manufacturing and languages degrees.
How do I win?
30 January 2017
Rolls-Royce and the Female Undergraduate of the Year
Our people are our power. Their pride in what Rolls-Royce has achieved, their commitment to delivering excellence to our customers, and their vision of what we can achieve in the future are all fundamental to our continued success. We're a global organisation, employing over 50,000 people in over 46 countries, and we've spent the past 100 years building a reputation for technical innovation and excellence.
The relentless innovation of the group's products makes it imperative that we have the best workforce in the business. To ensure this, we seek to create a diverse and inclusive working environment that attracts and retains talented people, enhances flexibility and motivation, and encourages involvement in the ongoing success of our company. We are also committed to developing our people's skills through a range of world-class training programmes, and encouraging a wider interest in science and engineering.
We work with schools and universities to encourage females and ensure that they have every opportunity to maximise their potential — not only in engineering and manufacturing but across all subjects and skills.
We hope the Female Undergraduate of the Year 2017 will help to celebrate the success of the many impressive females in further education and that it will also inspire young females considering their next steps and future careers.
Click here to find out more about us and our internship and graduate opportunities.
Lorna Howie, English Literature, Durham University
Lorna is currently reading English at Durham University. She gained a gliding scholarship at the age of 16 and subsequently learned to fly solo in a light aircraft. The experience inspired a fascination with the aerospace and aviation industries. Outside her studies she enjoys dance and has achieved a grade 8 in ballet. She is the captain of coxes for Durham University’s colleges and is captain of her university college’s boat club.
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.
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 30 January 2017.
- If you are not sure about anything then ask! You can contact us via email