Are you the Female Undergraduate of the Year?

We're searching UK universities to find the outstanding Female Undergraduate of the Year. We are looking for students with a winning mix of personal skills, career motivation and an excellent academic record.

To enter you need to:

  • identify as a female undergraduate student at a university in the UK
  • be in your first or second year at university
  • have the right to work in the UK after graduation
  • be available to attend a two-day assessment centre on specific dates and accept the prize of a summer internship with Rolls-Royce.


What could you win?

You could win a ten-week paid summer internship commencing in June/July 2024, an Apple watch, Rolls-Royce branded gifts and a ‘day in the life of a senior female manager’, a fantastic opportunity to shadow a senior female manager for the day.

All finalists will also be considered for paid work experience opportunities with Rolls-Royce.


What makes an award winner?

The winner of the Female Undergraduate of the Year Award will have well-rounded life experience and a broad range of achievements. You will be:

  • commercially aware
  • a natural problem solver
  • driven, curious and courageous
  • a strong relationship builder
  • ready to be challenged
  • a great communicator.


Rolls-Royce and the Female Undergraduate of the Year Award

Our people are our power. Their pride in what Rolls-Royce has achieved, their commitment to delivering excellence to our customers, and their vision of what we can achieve in the future are all fundamental to our continued success. We're a global organisation, employing over 50,000 people in over 46 countries, and we've spent the past 100 years building a reputation for technical innovation and excellence.

The relentless innovation of the group's products makes it imperative that we have the best workforce in the business. To ensure this, we seek to create a diverse and inclusive working environment that attracts and retains talented people, enhances flexibility and motivation, and encourages involvement in the ongoing success of our company. We are also committed to developing our people's skills through a range of world-class training programmes, and encouraging a wider interest in science and engineering.

Why an award specifically for female undergraduates?

We work with schools and universities to encourage females and ensure that they have opportunities to maximise their potential. We hope the Female Undergraduate of the Year Award 2023 will help to celebrate the success of the many impressive females in further education and that it will also inspire young females considering their next steps and future careers.

Click here to find out more about us and our internship and graduate opportunities.


How do I win?



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Your details must be submitted and all online tests completed by 9am on Tuesday 30 January 2024

If you are successful in getting through to the next stage, you will hear from us by 28 February 2024


If you pass the online tests and make it to the next stage your application will be reviewed by Rolls-Royce.

This will involve a virtual or face-to-face assessment centre.

Grand final

The final shortlist of ten students will be invited to the awards ceremony on 26 April 2024, where the award winners will be announced.

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