The overall winner of the ICAEW 100 competition will represent ICAEW at the One Young World summit 2018, which will take place in The Hague in the Netherlands.


A prize to kick start your career

Fancy changing the world and getting your career off to a flying start at the same time? Win the ICAEW 100 and you’ll have the opportunity of a life time to make an impact on global problems, network with leaders from around the world and create lifelong connections with like-minded people. We’re offering the winner of the ICAEW 100 an exceptionally inspiring prize: the chance to attend the One Young World international summit in The Hague, the Netherlands.

UK charity, One Young World, brings together the brightest young talent from global companies, universities and other forward-thinking organisations, as well as world leaders who act as One Young World Counsellors. This meeting of minds takes place at an annual Summit where delegates debate, create and share solutions to pressing issues of the day. By attending, you’ll join the likes of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Sir Bob Geldof, Kofi Annan, Sir Richard Branson, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Jamie Oliver, Jack Dorsey and Arianna Huffington.

When you win the ICAEW 100, after you’ve attended the 2018 Summit in The Hague you will become a One Young World Ambassador along with your fellow delegates. Not only will you be able to use your experience to wow recruiters in your applications and interviews for internships and graduate schemes, you’ll be able to work closely with ICAEW to take forward ideas and projects that could make a real difference to the future of global business.

As you embark upon your career you’ll have the capacity to create change in whatever professional environment you join, and the power of the One Young World network behind you all the way.

"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’ and 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 six key areas of professional development: communication, team work, decision making, ethics and professionalism, adding value and problem solving. There will be prizes up for grabs for entries best displaying these skillsets too.

Ethics and Professionalism

PwC are proud to offer the winner of this category prize the opportunity to have an exclusive lunch with members of the PwC team. You'll be invited to visit one of the offices most local to you to meet with PwC employees at all levels; from trainees to Partners. You'll be able to find out more about the opportunities PwC has to offer, discover what life is like in a top Professional Services firm and get their top tips for success.’

Adding Value

Mazars are proud to offer the winner of this prize the opportunity to shadow a Partner and/or Senior member of Mazars. This truly unique experience will give you a real insight into what it is like to be in a top position in a Professional Services firm. You'll discover what skills you need to rise to the top but most of all you'll get tips from those at the top about how to follow in their footsteps.


A bespoke Insight Day at a KPMG UK office, with a chance for the winner to spend time with people from a variety of business areas and the Student Recruitment team.

Decision Making

BDO are proud to offer the winner of this category a week’s paid work experience at one of their 13 office locations in the UK. During your time with BDO, you'll have the opportunity to get a real insight into life at BDO, you'll meet with trainee and qualified chartered accountants, experience an range of service lines and develop those all-important employability skills.

Problem Solving

For the prize this year EY would like to offer access to an exclusive webinar providing information on digital disruption and the changing world of work. There will also be some of our current apprentices talking about their experience.


RSM are delighted to offer the winner of this category the chance to go to lunch with a senior member of the RSM team. This will be hosted in a convenient location for the winner, providing them with the perfect opportunity to learn about accountancy in practice and get top tips for their future career.