The National Apprentice Challenge is a competition for ambitious, proactive and creative students from universities in The UK.


If this sounds like you, hit Get Started and fill in the application form.


The competition is open to undergraduates and postgraduates regardless of their academic background. No prior business experience is required and they do not need to have a business idea to qualify.


This programme is based on teams of four students, so when you have your team ready, apply online. Each application is personal, just mention the name of your team at the top and we will place you together. All the members of your team are required to apply online.


Make sure you submit the application by the deadline and we will be in touch with your results and more details.



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Get ready for a weekend packed with exciting business challenges that will test your creativity and your ability to work with your team. During the 2-day residential programme you will have the chance to meet & network with all the contestants nation-wide and experience a new city.


During the competition you will go through several practical tasks during which you will need to play on each others strengths, think outside the box as well as design and implement business strategies.You will get to experience all the stages of running a venture, understand key business inter-dependencies and develop your strategic thinking while playing an award-winning business simulation based on a real economy. To make the experience as close to reality as possible you will then focus on identifying an innovative solution to an existing business challenge, create an action plan and pitch your ideas in front of a panel of experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts for feedback.


Overall, the tasks aim to offer you a taste of the world "after graduation" and an opportunity to challenge yourself while also having fun & connecting with like-minded individuals. You will also have the chance to win summer internships, 1,000 cash and business mentoring.


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