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E targetjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards Team
The targetjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards is an annual competition aimed at finding the best undergraduates in the UK. Each award is partnered by a prominent graduate recruiter or professional body who provides a fantastic prize for the winner, including a paid internship and other exclusive opportunities.
On the website, choose the award you want to apply for and hit the apply button! You will be asked to register and fill in some information about yourself. Once you’ve done this, you’ll be asked to answer no more than four essay-style questions and complete no more than three psychometric tests. And that’s it!
Every step of the application process will be beneficial to you. You will gain experience answering interview-style questions and psychometric tests, which are often used within the graduate recruitment process. If you progress to the next stages, you will have fantastic networking opportunities with both employers and like-minded students!
The prizes vary between each award but, in general, there are paid summer internships and placement roles available with the award partners.
No! As soon as you start your application you'll begin to gain valuable experience. From practising online tests, to experiencing assessment centres you'll be a winner regardless of the outcome. Many of our award partners this year also have opportunities available for their finalists should they be succesful.
You can only apply for one award each year.
There are numerous types of awards, but they can fit into two categories:
Make sure to read about all the awards available to see which one is right for you.
Take some time to thoroughly understand all the awards. Read about the award criteria and prize and research the award partner. Make sure you feel passionate about the prize and organisation, as this will drive your determination to succeed.
Each award partner sets the entry criteria for their award.
Of course, unless it is stated within the entry criteria that you must be studying a certain degree.
No! We welcome applicants from all degree subjects.
Yes, but make sure to check the entry criteria for the specific award you wish to apply for.
Yes, but make sure to check the entry criteria to see if first-year students are eligible for the specific award that you want to apply for.
No and, if you do apply, your application will be rejected.
Undergraduate students of all ages are welcome to apply.
Due to the prizes offered by each of the award partners, unfortunately we cannot accept applications to some of the awards if you do not have the right to work in the UK after graduation. This means if you are on a student (Tier 4) visa then you unfortunately cannot apply. When considering whether you are eligible to apply, please take your current situation into account, rather than what may or may not happen in the future.
However, we do have awards available for students who don’t have the right to work in the UK and these are:
Should your application be successful, we will contact you in February via email once applications have closed.
Here are some helpful links to support you through your application:
Please email us stating your requirements at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange this for you.
Please email us with as much information about the issue and, if you can, please screenshot the issue. Send us an email at email@example.com and we will get in touch as soon as we can.
If you are selected as a finalist you will be invited to the awards ceremony in Central London on 21 April 2023.
The day begins with a drinks reception, opening speeches and a 3 course meal. This is then followed by the awards ceremony which is hosted by a famous guest. In previous years we've had Sue Perkins, Rachel Riley and Sir Trevor McDonald OBE .
A contribution to expenses will be made for finalists travelling to the venue.
Please note that due to the size of the venue finalists will NOT be able to bring a plus one.
We are happy to answer any questions that you may have, so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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E Paul Clarke