Published: 6 January 2014

Deloitte Micro Tyco University Challenge


First and second year students are being given the opportunity to take part in the Deloitte Micro Tyco University Challenge with the chance to win two weeks work experience at the Big Four accountancy firm.

The challenge is designed to give entrepreneurial students a chance to stand out, develop and apply entrepreneurial skills, and raise their profile as a potential Deloitte future talent.

Starting with £1 seed capital and access to a Deloitte mentor, teams of five students will have four weeks to generate as much profit possible. It is an exercise in resourcefulness, creativity and entrepreneurship, as well as realising the potential of your networks.

Deloitte take success in this challenge seriously. It’s a real indicator of potential for a career with them, regardless of academic background.

The firm has partnered with Wild Hearts In Action, who invest in entrepreneurs in developing countries. All profits will be used to fund projects abroad, with the winning team being invited to travel out and see the impact their profit has made.

The top 10 winning teams will get the opportunity to gain two weeks work experience at Deloitte.

Over the last two years Micro-Tyco has brought together more than 10,000 participants from schools to corporates. The initial investment of £1 loans has, to date, generated more than £500,000 in return.

A team of Deloitte employees has previously managed to raise over £50,000 while a group of 14-year-old school children raised more than £14,000. Old or young, experienced or not, teams have achieved very powerful results.

The challenge runs throughout February 2014, but you will need to complete the application form before Friday 24th January 2014.

To find out more, please visit the website.

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