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Compete in BASE

Ever thought about what you’re going to do when you leave school? BASE is your opportunity to take those crucial next steps to making yourself as employable as possible. Whether you’re going to university, considering an apprenticeship, leaping straight into employment, or you’re not quite sure what to do next, BASE prepares you by sharpening your employability skills. If this wasn’t enough, there are some once in a life time prizes up for grabs too! What are you waiting for? If your teacher has registered your school, you're ready to take the challenge!

Take the challenge

How does BASE work?

BASE Registration

Teacher registers your school

Prior to you being able to enter BASE, your teacher needs to complete the online form and register your school.

BASE students put into teams

Teams allocated

Your teacher will place you into teams of 4, although your teammates may not be in your class. You will remain in these teams throughout the rest of the competition.

BASE students take team challenge

Take the team challenge

In your teams, you will take part in an online game and prepare a presentation based on your response to the challenge so far. Your team will present your ideas via video link, as if it were to a live audience.

BASE National Final

The National Final

The top 48 teams will be invited to the BASE National Final and take part in the final challenge to decide who will be crowned BASE 2019 National Champions. Along with this sought after title, the champions will also win fantastic prizes for themselves and their school.

Why take part?

  • Win fantastic prizes including MacBook’s, iPad's, vouchers, days out and the chance to meet with top employers
  • Take part in a national competition against other students from different schools across the UK
  • Develop a range of business skills from communication and organisation to resilience and commercial awareness
  • Find out about future employers and gain their first hand advice for a successful career
  • Strengthen your CV and stand out from other applicants for the university places, apprenticeships and jobs you want the most by using feedback gained from the competition tasks

The National Final

The top 48 teams from the online round will be invited to take part in the BASE National Final where they will compete against each other in creating and presenting a business strategy to a panel of judges.
This is a fantastic event, including a three course meal, an awards ceremony and a free overnight stay at the venue. As well as this a host of prizes will be awarded to the National Champions and students who perform strongly in particular skills.

How to enter BASE

Your teacher will need to register your school for you. If they haven’t done this, you’ll need to have a quick chat with them in order to be able to enter. Once your school has been registered, you’re ready to take the challenge.

Looking for more feedback?

We're giving all students the opportunity to take on the role of an ICAEW Chartered Accountant by completing a short, online game.

This is an optional extra for individuals who are looking to receive personal feedback. The game should be completed individually and will take around 20-30 minutes to complete.

The game is similar to the first stage of the recruitment process and will provide good practice for you ahead of interviews.

Following the game, you will receive detailed feedback on your strengths. This feedback can be used for personal development, on CV's or in UCAS and job applications.