26 February 2014 15:25

Businesses have an opportunity to identify some of the best young talent in the UK at a competition hosted by Lancaster University this spring.

FLUX, the largest student business competition in the country, will be held on April 1st and 2nd – the first time Lancaster University has hosted the event since successfully bidding to run the prestigious competition for the next three years.

Attracting teams of six students from universities across the country to compete on tasks using the specialist business tool Xing, the competition aims to provide appropriate challenges and enable the students to test a variety of skills they will need when entering the business world.

Companies are invited to take part in the event by providing mentors and experts for the students to consult with during the competition.

Lyndsey Egerton at Lancaster University, said: “FLUX is the largest competition of its kind and it each year it attracts some of the brightest young business minds in the country to work on relevant commercial challenges.

“As well as providing expert advice, the competition is a great opportunity for businesses to network and build relationships with the students and potentially spot the leaders of tomorrow.”

Each team has to develop, plan and present their strategy to a panel of business experts who will pick the winners.

The two-day competition has attracted student teams from 12 universities.

“Lancaster University has a strong reputation of working closely with businesses of all sizes to provide real-world impact and contribute to growth in the regional and national economy,” said Lyndsey Egerton.

“The FLUX competition compliments the university’s excellence in business engagement and will help develop the careers prospects of the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders.”

Businesses interesting in participating in this year’s FLUX event can call Lyndsey Egerton on 01524 592487 or email l.egerton@lancaster.ac.uk