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NCL Apprentice

NCL Apprentice

This is a hands-on, high energy competition where you can develop and enhance your entrepreneurial skills and confidence in real business scenarios, compete to win the NCL Apprentice title and be fast-tracked to the National Apprentice Challenge where you could win £1,000!

You don’t need a business background to take part; students from any degree subject and stage can apply. We run skills workshops and briefing sessions with each task to help you prepare.

Working in teams you will compete in a number of start-up business related challenges. Teams will be eliminated each week, and our finalists then re-group to compete for the ultimate prize: being crowned NCL Apprentice and representing Newcastle University at the National Apprentice Challenge!

What's in it for me?

The competition is a great way for you to:

  • add to your degree
  • develop skills for starting a business and/or working freelance
  • work alongside a real start-up business
  • get an insight into the world of a start-up business
  • see if you’ve got what it takes to be an entrepreneur and to work in a start-up
  • enhance your employability skills taking on real business challenges
  • meet like-minded students and have fun!

When and Where?

NCL Apprentice takes place at Newcastle University on 15 February, 22 February and 1 March 2017.

The winners will receive an all expenses paid trip to compete as the Official Newcastle University Team at the National Apprentice Challenge on 11/12 March.

Who can take part?

All current undergraduate and postgraduate Newcastle University students.


Apprentice Group

How do I get involved?

Applications close on 10 February 2017 at 12:00 noon. To apply, complete our online application form.