Are you the Management Undergraduate of the Year?

Entry criteria

We're searching UK universities to find the outstanding management undergraduate of the year. You must have an aptitude for customer service and sales, flexibility, leadership, a strong work ethic and great communication skills.


Work experience on two continents! A 10-week summer placement with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, including a week in the USA, is up for grabs. The lucky winner will experience all aspects of the business, from customer service to marketing to finance and sales, as well as valuable networking opportunities, including the chance to meet the directors and senior management at Enterprise.

What makes an award winner?

The winner, throughout the process, will have demonstrated the competencies that we look for in our graduates and undergraduates. We’re not looking for a ready-made manager and we aren’t concerned with which university you attend. We want to know more about you as a person.

You will:

  • be committed to a career in management
  • be driven by the desire to achieve results
  • have a knack for customer service and great communication skills
  • be able to tell us how you have gained skills and knowledge from any work experience, previous internships, volunteering, extracurricular activities and university societies
  • maybe have had previous leadership roles or positions of responsibility
  • have done your research on ERAC.

Previous finalists have set themselves apart by connecting with our employees through social media. You can do that too by connecting with us on @ERAC_Jobs where you’ll find useful resources to help you with your application.

The closing date for entries is 30 January 2017.

How do I win?

Stage 1A


Register your details online and answer three questions set by Enterprise.

Must be completed by 30.01.17

Stage 1B

Online tests

Receive and email inviting you to sit three tests designed exclusively by our partner CEB.

Must be completed by 30.01.17

Submit by

30 January 2017

Your details must be submitted and all online tests completed by 30 January 2017.

If you are successful you will hear from us by 28 February 2017.

Stage 2

Assessment centre

If you successfully make it to the next stage you will be invited by Enterprise to attend an assessment centre.

Stage 3

Grand final

The final shortlist of 10 students will be invited to the awards ceremony at Canary Wharf, where the 2017 award winners will be announced!


Enterprise Rent-A-Car and the Management Undergraduate of the Year

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is sponsoring the Management Undergraduate of the Year award for the sixth successive year because we believe in offering undergraduates the opportunity to put the management skills they have developed on their course into practice.

By applying for this award you will have the opportunity to experience what a graduate recruitment process actually looks and feels like from the application stage through to telephone interview and, if successful, an assessment centre. You will also get the opportunity to network and get hints and tips from our talent acquisition team and business leaders.

Our top ten will have the experience of an afternoon at Canary Wharf networking with all the other finalists and this brings invaluable experience. Some of our finalists are now great friends – just check Twitter!

Over the past four years we have been able to offer internships and placements to over 35 undergraduates who have applied for our award and are looking forward to seeing some more great applications this year and finding the Management Undergraduate of the Year 2017!

Find out more about us and our graduate opportunities at:

Previous winner

Shona McCotter, International Business with Spanish, Queen’s University Belfast

Shona is an international business with Spanish student at Queen’s University Belfast. As a student development ambassador, she encourages students to get involved in the opportunities on offer on campus. She is also a member of the Enterprise society at Queen’s and frequently gets involved in courses and competitions in order to develop her management skills.

‘What I really liked about this category was that Enterprise Rent-A-Car was the sponsor. Having won graduate employer of the year on various occasions, and with a summer internship and a week in the US up for grabs, I knew this would be an amazing opportunity,’ says Shona. ‘I’m looking forward to my internship and USA trip next summer. ERAC have also asked me to be their campus brand manager next year, which will be a great experience to promote their opportunities at careers fairs and to peers.’


Before you start your application

Before you begin please make sure you have read the criteria carefully on, 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 30 January 2017.
  • If you are not sure about anything then ask! You can contact us via email