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Mayor's Low Carbon Prize – funding, internship and ambassadors

Wednesday 10 April 2013

The 2013 Mayor's Low Carbon Prize (MCLP), in partnership with Siemens, is looking for innovative ideas from London's students to help us slash London's CO2 emissions by 60 per cent by 2025. Climate change is the biggest threat to our future and poses a huge challenge for London. That's why we must act now to reduce our emissions and adapt to the changes climate change will bring.

Enter the competition and you could win a £20k development fund to help you realise your carbon saving idea. If shortlisted, you'll also be considered by Siemens for a paid internship opportunity, which will boost your career and give you valuable industry experience.

The judges for the competition have now been confirmed as ground-breaking fashion designer, Dame Vivienne Westwood, and Dragon's Den entrepreneur Deborah Meaden.

Follow MCLP on Twitter at #MLCPrize to find out when the next Low Carbon roadshow is and meet our ambassadors; you can also find out more about the Mayor's Low Carbon Prize competion at the roadshow.

The closing date for submitting your entry is midday 17 May 2013.  See How to enter for an application pack and judging criteria.


The Prize

Development Fund
Winners of the 2013 Mayor's Low Carbon Prize will receive a £20,000 fund to help bring their idea to market.

Siemens Internships

  • The 20 successful shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview and assessment at a selection centre. A phone interview will then take place to discuss availability, desired length of internship and areas of interest. If successful, they will secure a three to twelve months paid internship at the company.
  • Siemens offers internships to promote opportunities within the business, and cultivate commercial experience at university level.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be able to showcase themselves and their low carbon idea to a panel of Siemens hiring managers.
  • All internships at Siemens offer candidates the chance to gain excellent experience. Current interns at The Crystal have learned about marketing, sustainability, events and engineering.
  • All candidates must meet Siemens business criteria, pass DAMEX security checking and show eligibility to work in the UK.


Become a Mayor’s Low Carbon Prize ambassador

As part of the delivery of the competition the MLCP team are recruiting student ambassadors to represent their universities.  

The role of the ambassadors will be to actively promote the MLCP within Queen Mary, using your creativity, entrepreneurialism, drive, outgoing and enthusiastic nature and passion for sustainable development and reducing the capital’s carbon emissions.

For more information about what becoming an ambassador involves and how you can apply, download the following attachment:

Mayor's Low Carbon Prize - ambassador information [.docx 111 KB]
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