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Engineering Undergraduate Awards

Engineering Undergraduate Awards

Nationwide Hunt launched to find Engineering Undergraduate with X-factor
Budding engineers of the future invited to compete for top title and £3000March 2009, London:  The hunt is on amongst the best universities in the UK to find Britain’s most promising engineer.  The Engineering Undergraduate of the Year award run in association with npower is a new category in the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards which are the largest awards of its kind.      
Engineering undergraduates from over 30 leading universities will battle it out to win the prestigious title, £3000 prize money and the chance to work with npower. Hopeful contenders will compete in a two-stage process, the first of which is an online technical test developed by the Institute of Engineering and Technology.  Entrants will test their wits in a series of technical multiple choice questions followed by open questions looking at issues such as the future of power generation.
The best entrants will be invited to take part in stage two of the award – a structured telephone interview to assess ‘softer’ skills such as communications. Finalists will be invited to attend the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards ceremony at Grosvenor House in Mayfair, London, on May 21st where the winner will be announced in front of an audience of a thousand.     
Chris Phillips, publishing director at Group GTI, the organisers of the TARGETjobs Awards, explains: “This is an exciting new award category in the TARGETjobs Awards 2009 and is designed to find undergraduates who have that something extra – who are academically above average, natural problem-solvers and great communicators.  The engineers of the future will be tackling some of the biggest challenges that society faces not least that of sustainable power. The new award is designed to celebrate the talent within this field, bring recognition to the skills needed to excel within the industry and to raise the profile of engineering careers amongst engineering students.”   
RWE npower, part of the RWE group is one of the biggest names in UK energy, generating the power to supply more than 10% of the UK’s gas and electricity and supplying over six million customers.  Bob Athwal, Head of graduate schemes is very proud about supporting the award and comments: “At npower we are looking for the brightest engineering minds to help us meet future energy demands. This competition will allow us to help develop essential skills and competencies for the next generation of talent.”
Entry criteria:
To enter for this Award, you must be a pre-final year undergraduate studying one of these degree subjects: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, control and instrumentation, civil engineering, material science.
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