Undergraduate Leadership Programme

What is the Undergraduate Leadership Programme?

The Undergraduate Leadership Programme (ULP) is designed to give students at all levels an in-depth understanding of the unique leadership skills required for a unique engineering career.

The programme consists of four phases, three take place on your campus after lectures have finished and a final 2-day event based in Portsmouth provides the real Royal Navy Experience.

For students who want to push themselves beyond the programme, there is an exclusive, six-week paid internship for 12 undergraduates who demonstrate a real instinct for leadership and have the passion for engineering required to be a Royal Navy Engineer Officer. Successful applicants have the unique opportunity to work across the different engineering disciplines and branches of the Naval Service, in aviation, marine and weapons technology.

Please note: there is no obligation to join the Royal Navy if you attend the programme.

Royal Navy Engineer Undergraduate Leadership Programme: Internship 2016

The 12 personnel selected from the Royal Navy’s 2015/2016 Undergraduate Leadership Programme (ULP) took part in a 6 week engineering internship.

What can I expect and when does it start?

The series of four events are designed to get you thinking about leadership, with theory and practical experience to help develop your own leadership style.

The Programme runs from October to April and begins with a ULP Social.

  • ULP Socials- allow you to chat with Royal Navy Engineers and people who took part in the programme last year.  This is the perfect opportunity to find out more about the ULP in a relaxed environment with free food and drink. Dates for 2017 Socials to be released soon – keep an eye out for updates here and on our Gradcracker events page for more information. 
  • Practical Leadership Event– these sessions include practical leadership exercises developing both your leadership and teamwork skills. These take place on your campus between November and December.
  • Theoretical Leadership Event– sessions are more classroom-based discussion exercises, exploring leadership models to increase your understanding of the theory behind leadership. These also take place on Campus, between January and February.

Opportunity Overview

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Placement Duration: Summer - open to 1st years, Summer
  • Location: UK Wide
  • Region: East Anglia, East Midlands, London and South East, North East, North Wales, North West, Northern Ireland, Scotland - North, Scotland - South/Central Belt, South Wales, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire
  • Type: Work Placement / Internship

Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerospace
  • Building Services
  • Chemical
  • Chemistry
  • Civil
  • Computer & IT
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Geology
  • Hardware
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials/Minerals
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Process
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Science
  • Software
  • Structural
  • Systems
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