We're searching UK universities to find the outstanding management undergraduate. You must have an aptitude for customer service and sales, flexibility, leadership, a strong work ethic and great communication skills.
To enter you must:
- have the right to work in the UK after graduation.
- be in your first or second year of a 3 year course or your first, second or third year of a 4 year course.
- study a management or business-realated degree, or joint honors degree which includes management or business.
What makes an award winner?
The winner of the Management Undergraduate of the Year will be someone who throughout the process demonstrates the competencies that we look for in our graduates and undergraduates. Our winner will have an aptitude for customer service and sales, flexibility, leadership, strong work ethic and great communication skills.
We are not looking for the ready-made undergraduate. You will be able to tell us about how you have gained skills and knowledge from any work experience you have had, previous internships, volunteering and the societies you are involved in on campus.
You may have had previous leadership roles or positions of responsibility. We are not concerned with which university you attend but more about you as a person. Previous finalists have set themselves apart by connecting with our employees through social media and have done their research on Enterprise. You can do that too by connecting with us on @ERAC_Jobs where you’ll find useful resources to help you with your application.
Closing date for entries is 28 January 2016.
Awards ceremony takes place on 22 April 2016 at Canary Wharf, London.
How do I win?
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 ten. There are three stages that you’ll have to get through.
Register online to submit your personal data and answer three special questions posed by Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Once you have completed Stage 1 and submitted your application, you will be invited to complete three online tests designed exclusively by our partners CEB 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 will include a situational judgement test, OPQ test and an inductive reasoning test. We will then invite successful candidates to the next stage after the closing date on 28 January 2016.
Stage 1 and Stage 2 must be complete by midday on 28 January 2016
The best-matched students (according to the results of the online tests) make it through to stage 3. This will involve a telephone interview and an assessment centre led by Enterprise Rent-A-Car who will then decide on a shortlist of ten to attend the final.
The final shortlist of ten is invited to the Undergraduate of the Year Awards in Canary Wharf London on 22 April 2016 where the winner will be announced.
Read more about last year's winner Nathan Craig.
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 internship 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 2016!
Find out more about us and our graduate opportunities at: enterprisealive.co.uk/undergraduate
Hear from our 2015 winner, Nathan Craig, in his own words: tjbloggers.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/we-meet-management-undergraduate-of.html
Jonathan (Nathan) Craig, Industrial Economics, University of Nottingham
Nathan is an Industrial Economics student at the University of Nottingham. He is a Course Representative, meaning he has an active role at the university. Acting on behalf of those on his course, he strives to improve the quality of the learning experience and teaching for future students. In 2014, he was a recipient of the Professional Development for Leadership and Management Award. Nathan is also seeking to complete the Nottingham Advantage Award this year. He has previous experience playing rugby at the highest level, representing Saracens in 2009, continuing this passion through university, representing Nottingham on numerous occasions.
Read more about last year's winner Nathan Craig.
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 MIDNIGHT on Thursday 28 January 2016.
- If you are not sure about anything then ask! You can contact us via email on Undergraduateoftheyear@groupgti.com