Courtney collecting her award from Sir Trevor McDonald (who hosted the awards) and Eric Shultz, President Civil Large Engines from the sponsor Rolls-Royce.
On Friday, at East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, we had the finals of our annual, national TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards event and I'm delighted to say that a Cambridge undergraduate won an Award:
Courtney Gill, studying Land Economy, won the Female Undergraduate of the Year Award, sponsored by Rolls-Royce and her prize is a summer placement with Rolls-Royce including time spent in Europe, work-shadowing with a senior female manager and an iPad. Courtney and nine other undergraduates were invited to the final in Canary Wharf where the winner was announced.
Through a series of online tests, application forms, interviews and assessment exercises, Courtney emerged as the winner from a very strong field. Sponsors only targeted a relatively small number of universities and so she beat off competition from other excellent students from other excellent universities. This award was one of twelve presented on the day and each award was sponsored by a top graduate recruiter: Mars, Laing O'Rourke, E.ON, EDF Energy, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Marks & Spencer, Gazprom, Nestle, Rolls-Royce, EU Careers, CGI and Mayer Brown.
Including Courtney, Cambridge had 4 finalists in the 12 award categories -- a really good result.
For more information about the TARGETjobs undergraduate of the year winners please see http://undergraduateoftheyear.com/