Are you the Future Business Leader of the Year?

Open to penultimate or final year undergraduates only, studying any degree subject

Win

A paid internship for Summer 2014, with the potential for a graduate job offer starting in 2014 or 2015, plus a one week trip to the Wrigley Global Headquarters in Chicago, USA.

Applications are now closed

What are the entry criteria?

We're searching the best universities in the UK to find the outstanding future business leader 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 paid internship for Summer 2014, with the potential for a graduate job offer starting in 2014 or 2015, plus a one week trip to the Wrigley Global Headquarters in Chicago, USA.

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 whom will be royally looked after by Mars and invited to the Undergraduate of the Year Awards as their guests. You also still stand a chance of being offered a paid internship with them too!

So if you are a penultimate or final-year undergraduate studying any degree...

And you can show evidence of leadership ability, positions of responsibility, of exceeding expectations, seizing opportunities and driving change…

And you have a minimum of 300 UCAS points or equivalent and are expecting at least a 2.1…

And you are currently studying at a UK University…

And you think you're the best future business leader 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: Giovanna Sinisgalli

As President of Engineers Without Borders Sheffield, she leads the committee in delivering various projects and an outreach education programme. Working for Sheffield RAG, she raised £24,000 for local charities in 2011 through a Treasure Hunt in Europe, and is now Fundraising Co-ordinator for EWB-UK. She was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Leadership Advanced Award, and has interned with Arup and Munjal Showa India. Giovanna enjoys playing the piano, and studied at the Junior Trinity College of Music.

Since winning the Future Business Leader of the Year Award 2013, Giovanna has now been hired onto the very successful Mars Management Development Programme in their Food business.

Applications are now closed

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