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Are you the Male Undergraduate of the Year?

We're searching UK universities to find the outstanding Male Undergraduate of the Year. We are looking for students who are ambitious, entrepreneurial and commercially minded.

Applications for the awards are now closed.


A trip to Paris! L’Oréal will treat one lucky winner to either a year’s placement or a ten-week summer internship, including a trip to L’Oréal’s Paris HQ and a day with members of the senior management committee.


We are delighted to introduce the 2020 finalists for this award.

Alex Callens | Durham University | General Engineering

Andrew Millington | Lancaster University | Economics and Politics

Ayman Kausar | University of Nottingham | Chemical Engineering

Dhruv Sengupta | University of Oxford | Economics and Management

Lorenzo Cumia | University of Warwick | Management

Luca Hibell | Durham University | Economics

Nick Hennigan | Robert Gordon University | International Business Management

Saul Wilson | University of Bristol | Economics and Management

Thomas Baldock | Loughborough University | Economics

Thomas Stuart-Delavaine | University of Strathclyde | Mechanical Engineering

What makes an award winner?

The winner of the Male Undergraduate of the Year Award will be ambitious and have clear business acumen. You will understand the value of innovation and be resilient towards demanding goals within the fast-paced environment that L’Oréal operates in.

You will:

  • be forward thinking, open-minded and flexible
  • be able to adapt to change quickly
  • have strong leadership skills
  • possess the ability to motivate and inspire others
  • be an effective communicator who can build strong relationships
  • not be afraid of taking risks
  • be able to overcome challenging situations to deliver exceptional results
  • be entrepreneurial and creative, coming up with innovative ideas that you can turn into reality

How do I win?


Register your details online and answer a question set by L’Oréal.

Must be completed by 31.01.20

Online tests

Receive an email inviting you to sit three online tests designed exclusively by our partner SHL.

Must be completed by 31.01.20

Submit by 31.01.20

Your details must be submitted and all online tests completed by 31 January 2020.

If you are successful in getting through to the next stage, you will hear from us by 21 February 2020.

Assessment centre

If you pass the online tests and successfully make it to the next stage your application will be reviewed by L'Oréal.

This stage will include an assessment centre.

Grand final

The final shortlist of ten students will be invited to the awards ceremony on 4 September 2020 at Canary Wharf, where the award winners will be announced!

L’Oréal and the Male Undergraduate of the Year Award

At L’Oréal we believe that people are at the heart of what we do and investing in them is crucial for our success. L’Oréal continues to strengthen and develop the way in which we recruit talent into the business and, as a result, we have seen great success in seeing our talent pipeline develop into our business leaders of today.

Why an award specifically for male undergraduates?

We want to create a diverse and balanced workforce and attracting the best male talent will help us achieve these goals. We are running this award as we want to give males the opportunity to find out more about a career at L’Oréal and break down the perception of L’Oréal by being open and transparent about what we do.

Why should you apply for the award?

We can offer a male undergraduate a truly challenging opportunity – nothing is impossible and opportunities are limitless. L’Oréal has an excellent track record in developing our management trainees to be our business leaders of the future. The Male Undergraduate of the Year Award is a great initiative. It enables us to identify our potential future leaders and give them an opportunity to realise their full potential by giving them an insight into our business and exposure to our senior management leaders.

Our lucky winner will have the opportunity to experience a challenging year's placement or ten-week summer internship with a trip to our Paris headquarters. Our winner will also have exposure to our senior management committee and will be given the opportunity to shadow its members.

If you’re ambitious, creative and commercially minded with a strong interest in FMCG then we want to hear from you!

Find out more about us and our graduate opportunities at:


Entry criteria

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