Competitions

Competitions are a great way of gaining experience for your CV and can also provide the opportunity to earn extra cash.

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ICSA - Tom Morrison Essay Prize

Take part in ICSA’s 2018 Tom Morrison Essay Prize competition, initiated and supported by ShareGift, and be in with a chance of winning £1000!

£500 runner-up prize.

Closing date: 19 March 2018

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KPMG International Case Competition 2018

Fancy your chances at winning an all-expenses paid trip to Kuala Lumpur with KPMG's International Case Competition?

Networking with students from 21 countries from around the world. Just one of the many opportunities you can experience through participating in the KPMG International Case Competition. Find out how you can join us from 9-12 April, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Targetjobs - Undergraduate of the year awards

The TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year is an annual awards competition that aims to find the best undergraduates in the UK. Prizes include work placements, exclusive overseas trips and much more. The Awards were set up to identify and celebrate the UK's best undergraduates in specific areas, such as degree subjects (business, engineering etc) and other categories (the one to watch, women etc).

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The Aspiring Solicitors Commercial Awareness Competition

A must for aspiring commercial solicitors

  • Six legal work experience placements available for each member of the winning team with Barclays Legal, Clifford Chance, Dechert, Mayer Brown, TLT & Travers Smith
  • A bespoke suit for each member of the winning team
  • Entirely CV blind competition

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Charlie HR - Student Founders Challenge

We're a fast growing UK startup, founded by entrepreneurs who began starting businesses while still at university. CharlieHR is a software used by 1000s of startups in the UK. The Student Founders Challenge is a competition with a £1000 prize for the best submission from a student entrepreneur (or future entrepreneur!).

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IDM Student Marketing Competition

The IDM Student Marketing Competition gives students a taste of what it’s really like to work for an advertising agency. 

The 2018 competition is sponsored by Royal Mail  -  download details.  The brief invites you to explore ways of increasing direct mail usage amongst a young audience in a b2b capacity. The winning team will take home a joint cash prize of £1500.

P&G Global CEO Challenge 2018

If you think you’ve got what it takes to set out a high-level strategy for a billion-dollar brand, test your business knowledge on P&Gs global CEO challenge.

Sign up to the competition and play the part of P&G manager, undertaking in-depth business case studies and producing winning solutions to advance your career.

Navigate your way through and, as well as getting valuable exposure to senior P&G people, you could see yourself jetting to Rome and Panama City. What’s more, impress our judges and you could land yourself an invitation to the P&G 2018 Signal conference held in Cincinnati. You’ll meet David Taylor of the P&G executive board alongside some of the world’s biggest disruptors and digital executives, who’ll share insights into how innovation is shaping business.

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I'm an Innovator (SIE)

The Scottish Institute for Enterprise wants your ideas for businesses, social enterprises, products or services which could make a difference to how people live in Scotland. We want you to believe in yourself and the power of your ideas, and you could be joining other young entrepreneurs who had an idea and made it happen.

Entries can be submitted online from February 19th until April 4th 2018. All entries must have the potential for real social impact.

Both individual or team entries will be accepted. Up to fifty entrants will be invited to a special Innovation Day event in April. They’ll work on their ideas with the help of business experts and mentors and get ready for the next stage of the competition. Stage 2 judging will take place in May.

Up to twenty-five finalists will attend a special Residential Bootcamp in June where they will pitch to judges for cash prizes from a total prize fund of £3000!

Scotland has a fantastic history of innovation and ideas that have changed the world. What will you come up with?

Think outside of the box. Think differently. Be an innovator!

Deadline for entries is 4 April 2018

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