Current Competition

Business Experience

2011 Competition – NOW CLOSED…

Our congratulations go to Alessandro, from Italy, and to Amandine, who lives in Germany, for winning the competition!  We hope they enjoyed their time in the office! You can read their diaries and see how they got on here:

University of Krakow 2011 competition - click here for details

Macmillan Education is offering students of business English the chance to win 10 days’ work experience in its Oxford offices. All you have to do is send us a video of your 60-second product pitch in English.

  • The successful candidates will work 35 hours a week for two weeks (Monday to Friday)
  • A weekly subsistence fee of £100, flights, and accommodation will be provided


The Business Experience Task 2011

1) Personal Profile – we’d like to know a bit more about you, your achievements and ambitions. [Max 300 words]

2) What would you like to achieve? Let us know how winning the competition might benefit you and what you would personally like to get out of the work experience. [Max 300 words]

3) Product pitch – we’d like you to present a product (either imaginary or existing) to us via video. This can be no longer than 60 seconds in total.  It can be as wild as you like or perfectly simple. You must explain what your product is and how it works, identify your target market, suggest a competitive price and how many you think will sell in the first year.

You may like to refer to unit 3 – Product and Packaging of The Business Intermediate. A PDF of this can be downloaded from – .

View our sample entry for The Business Experience 2010/11 for inspiration. Can you do better?!

Please note this is a fictious sample entry to get you thinking. This is not a real entry.

Entries can be submitted either by email to: or saved to disc and sent to: The Business Experience Competition, Macmillan Education, Between Towns Road, Oxford, OX4 3PP, UK.  We will also accept links to videos that have been uploaded to video-share websites.  Entries will not be returned by us.

Terms and Conditions apply. Please do take careful note of all the terms and conditions and make sure you meet all the criteria before entering.

Download full terms and conditions 2011.

Download a poster for your school here.