The deadline for the Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award is fast approaching, with entries closing on 1 September.
The award, which was launched in 2009 and aims to help UK-based students kick-start a career in the automotive industry, is supported by leading car makers Jaguar Land Rover, McLaren, Peugeot, Skoda and Toyota.
A top prize of a month of work experience at each of these manufacturers is on offer, alongside a cash prize of £7500.
Entrants must answer a brief set by Autocar editor in chief Steve Cropley, which is to "describe, in no more than 500 words, an idea, innovation or change to corporate policy that would improve the UK automotive business".
Previous winners of the award include Roberto Antonio Pace, who is now working at McLaren. Other winners currently have jobs with Aston Martin and JCB.
Last year's winner, Jake Larsson, is currently on his final prize placement with Jaguar Land Rover. He said: "It's been absolutely amazing and totally beyond my expectations. Every company has tried to give me the best experience possible. And it's not been making the tea – I've had real responsibilities.