Are you the Low Carbon Undergraduate of the Year?

Open to pre-final year undergraduates only, studying any engineering or physical science degree


A paid internship with EDF Energy, exclusive lunch with Station Director and a visit to a Nuclear Power Station in France.

Applications are now closed

What are the entry criteria?

We're searching the best universities in the UK to find the outstanding pre-final year engineering or science undergraduate with a passion for sustainable energy. 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 with EDF Energy, exclusive lunch with Station Director and a visit to a Nuclear Power Station in France.
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 also get a chance to be considered for a ‘paid – for’ internship with EDF Energy (subject to entry criteria) be royally looked after by EDF and invited to the Undergraduate of the Year Awards as their guests.

So if you are a pre-final year undergraduate studying any engineering or physical science degree...

And you have an interest in low carbon energy, sustainable development and the environment...

And you are expecting at least a 2.1…

And you have the right to work in the UK…

And you think you're the low carbon undergraduate of the year, 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 EDF Energy. 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. EDF Energy 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: Maximilian Feller, Cardiff University

Maximilian is second year Chemistry student studying at Cardiff University. He is excited by the challenge of a low carbon future and passionate about being at the forefront of these changes. Max has the potential to become a key player in the energy sector and hopes to fulfill it upon graduation, where he is expecting a first. In between his demanding course schedule he enjoys reading, football and alpine skiing.

Read Maximillian's blog here.

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