February 13, 2015, by Andrea Ranford

Show us your community spirit!

In this week’s blog we focus on the employer-supported prize for ‘Enterprise in the Community’. EY recognise the potential of entrepreneurs, working with a range of businesses: small and medium-sized enterprises as well as large companies. This is a combination of first ventures and multiple enterprises, displaying a variety of interest in entrepreneurial spirit and drive.

Entrepreneurs make a difference, not only having great ideas but also driving to make those ideas a reality. Using fresh thinking, hard work and positive attitude for improvement, entrepreneurs are able to create positive social change and impact within their community… Does this sound like you?

EY support the social enterprise emerging sector, providing opportunities for social businesses, through networking, leadership and support. Within EY’s own company-wide ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Awards, they also have their own social enterprise category, which showcases EY’s commitment, passion and beliefs towards how this style of business really drives the change in society.

For the Nottingham Advantage Award ‘Enterprise in the Community’ prize, EY recognise the work that University of Nottingham students continue to do within the local community.

Rachel Taylor, last year's winner of the EY 'Enterprise in the Community' Prize

Rachel Taylor, last year’s winner of the EY ‘Enterprise in the Community’ Prize

How have you made a difference?

When applying for this prize, we want to hear from the students who have volunteered for a community, organisation or social enterprise. And we know there are plenty of you out there, bringing new concepts and fresh thinking to every project! From local to international communities, innovative and enterprising projects are more than producing money, they are to make an impact.

What skills have you gained?

Through the vast range of community-based activities we know many of our Award students deliver, we are confident that you will be able to provide evidence of the essential employability skills that you have gained, demonstrating desire to deliver and lead, while making a difference to the community along the way.

There are a whole host of modules within the Nottingham Advantage Award that will be great examples of how you have displayed these skills. We want to hear from you!

Thinking ahead

With the prize of £200 towards career development and the opportunity to attend EY’s Insight Day, we would like to know how this prize would be beneficial to you and the importance of your achievements being recognised through this prize.

This prize will allow the student to demonstrate the entrepreneurial and leadership skills that have been developed through the Award. How do you see these skills and achievements taking you forward in the future?

If you would like to apply, find out more on the application process by visiting Workspace. The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 20 February 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

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