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  • The Pitch kick-starts marketing careers.

    This global competition is designed to give university students real-world experience for their first professional role in marketing. It is open to postgraduate and undergraduate students in their second or third year of study.

    In teams of two or three, students apply their learning to a real-life marketing challenge set by a charity, enhancing their employability and practical marketing skills.

    The Pitch 2025 coming soon. Keep an eye out for further announcements with registrations opening in September 2024

    Kick-start your career with exclusive benefits

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      Gain practical experience

      As you create a marketing plan for the professional charity EveryYouth, you will demonstrate the ability to apply your degree learning to real-life marketing scenarios. 

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      Earn an additional L4 qualification

      Students who participate in the Pitch will have the opportunity to obtain a Level 4 qualification as the Pitch provides the practical experience required to complete the Marketing in Action module.

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      Enhance your CV

      Want to stand out when looking for a placement or graduate role? Participation in the Pitch will enhance your CV and help you stand out in a competitive jobs market.

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      Stand out in interviews 

      When explaining situations in which you've demonstrated your skills for employment in real-life situations, the Pitch is an excellent example to use in interviews.

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      Receive global recognition

      Participation in the Pitch will allow you to be a part of a global competition that provides international recognition

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      Showcase your marketing talent

      Develop and showcase your employability skills to future employers as you work on a real-life marketing challenge.

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      Access to industry leaders

      Network and build professional relationships with senior marketers as you pitch your ideas to our panel of judges.

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      Collaborate with friends

      Do you enjoy working on group-focused projects? The Pitch is an amazing opportunity for you to team up with friends and overcome a real-life marketing challenge.

    Register now to secure your place

    Secure a place for you and your team by completing the form below. Before submitting the form and registering, each member of the team must enter their information. Registration ends 01/12/2023. 

    Student 1

    I confirm I am 18 years old or over *

    Student 2

    I confirm I am 18 years old or over *

    Student 3

    I confirm I am 18 years old or over *
    I agree to the <a href="/terms-and-conditions/#Events" target="_blank">terms and conditions</a> *.

    The Pitch 2024 winners

    The Pitch 2024 had two separate challenges for undergraduate and postgraduate students, with each challenge having its own final.

    Both finals were held on 15 March, with a strong selection of teams from across the UK and internationally. The Three Marketeers from Newcastle University were named winners of the undergraduate competition, while StrathStrategists from the University of Strathclyde were announced as winners of the postgraduate category.


    The Three Marketeers
    • Lauren Parr - Newcastle University
    • Mehek Hathiramani - Newcastle University
    • Jenny Vu - Newcastle University


    • Lucy Cassels - University of Strathclyde
    • Lucy Mitchell - University of Strathclyde
    • Cara Garvie - University of Strathclyde

    Get in touch

    For more information, please contact: thepitch@cim.co.uk

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