A prize to kick-start your career
Want to get your career off to a flying start? The overall winner of the ICAEW 100 competition will receive:
- A bespoke one on one employability skills session with a member of our student recruitment team. You will learn how to improve your interview technique, create an eye catching CV and increase your commercial awareness amongst other skills.
- A set of professional headshots.
- 10,000 MUR worth of clothing vouchers to get you kitted out for work!
"I would definitely recommend entering the ICAEW 100 to all university students. The tasks didn’t take much time and were both challenging (in the right way!) and enjoyable.
The competition completely changed my perception of accountancy. Before, I was never really interested, but my prize with EY was incredibly informative, interesting and inspiring. It was a great experience to learn just how much accountants engage with, and have a huge impact in all areas of business.
I still use one key piece of advice they gave me to this day: ‘if you want to do something, just do it.’ I would pass this on to all graduates for their careers."
Ricardo Verdeguer Moreno, winner of the communication prize 2017
Throughout the tasks, you’ll also need to bear in mind key areas of professional development: adaptability, commercial acumen, curious learner, relationship building and resilient performer. There will be prizes up for grabs for entries best displaying these skillsets too.
Grant Thornton is pleased to offer the winner of this category one week’s work experience at the firm. This is a brilliant opportunity to experience what life is like in a top Professional Services firm.
EY are delighted to offer the winner of this category the chance to go to lunch with a senior member of the EY team. This will provide the winner with the perfect opportunity to learn about accountancy in practice and get top tips for their future career.
The winner of this category will be offered a bespoke Insight Day at the KPMG Mauritius office, with a chance for the winner to shadow our professionals at various levels, including leadership.
BDO is proud to offer the winner of this category the opportunity to shadow the Clients Relationship Partner and his Team for a day. This truly unique experience will give you a real insight in the skills required in relationship building, a vital strength in your aim to be the next generation of chartered accountants and business leaders.
PwC is proud to off the lucky winner of this category a one month paid internship during the firm’s busiest period. The winner will have a deep dive into the world of finance and will have the opportunity to be part of a client delivery team in a line of service of their choice, experiencing what it takes to become a PwC Professional. During their stay, PwC’s Human Capital team will review the winner’s CV and give you tips on how to make it more attractive as well as prepare them for successful job interviews.
The two highest scoring candidates in this category will both get to opportunity to tour Deloitte’s office and spend a half day with the firm meeting staff from various functions. The two lucky winners will also have lunch with a partner and senior manager.