'You're hired!' UWE Bristol students to compete in SW 'Student Apprentice'

Issue date: 14 March 2013


UWE Student Apprentice Logo

Students at UWE Bristol are preparing to take part in a two day competition run by UWE InnovEnterS as part of the National Student Apprentice Campaign.

The Regional Student Apprentice competition, which will take place on 23 and 24 March 2013 across UWE Bristol's Frenchay Campus and Friska on Queens Rd, pits student teams of four against each other in a series of 'Apprentice' style tasks that will test their ability to sell, design, market, pitch and even create a business. Representatives from businesses across the South West will develop, execute and judge each task, with the teams solving problems based on real life scenarios.

Students from ten universities, including Bristol, Bath Spa, Royal Agricultural College and Gloucester, will compete for the title of regional champions, a £1000 prize, provided by NACUE (National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs), and the chance to go to through to the National Student Apprentice final, to be held in June 2013.

Chris Dalley, President of the InnovEnterS society, said "The Regional Student Apprentice competition is a great opportunity for students to put into practice and develop the skills they have learnt whilst at university. Taking part is a great experience for students helping them to increase their business acumen and employability, whilst also preparing them for situations they will face throughout their careers.”

For more information on the competition or to register for the event, click here.

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