The deadline is approaching to enter the Next Generation Award and win a priceless placements package at McLaren, Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover, Peugeot and Skoda
20 August 2013

The winner of the 2012 Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award has completed his prize of five months’ paid internship with some of the UK’s most prestigious car makers.

Roberto Antonio Pace has spent a month at each of the contest partners: McLaren, Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover, Peugeot and Skoda. The end of his placement programme comes as the deadline approaches for entries for the 2013 award.

This year the brief is to describe, in no more than 500 words, an idea, innovation or change to corporate policy that would improve the UK automotive business.

The idea could work in any area of the automotive business – from concept through to the sales showroom and aftermarket. The entries will be judged by a team of experts across engineering, communication and management disciplines from some of the biggest names in automotive production.

Roberto said: “I have had an amazing experience, not just by winning the competition. The whole process has been absolutely incredible; it’s been thought-provoking, stimulating and definitely future career enhancing.

“I really do encourage all students to enter the competition; the networking opportunities are so valuable and the mentoring sessions are something money just couldn’t buy. I am hoping to have some very exciting news very soon; I have my fingers crossed.”

 For more information, and to submit your entry, visit

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