The JCB business prize is presented to the Ampleforth student who has excelled in school life and is going to read a business related degree course at University.

The Prize

A paid placement at JCB for a period of three months at a time to suit the winner during his or her Gap Year.  If taken in the summer the period must be July to September inclusive (with a three week, unpaid, holiday in line with JCB's holiday period).

Sponsorship at University for the period of the Business Degree (circa £1,500 per annum), plus partial repayment of education fees after graduation, in line with the current undergraduate scheme, subject to certain conditions which will require the individual to:

  • Take summer placements at JCB on an annual basis
  • Be given automatic assessment centre opportunity and successfully compete for a coveted place on the JCB Undergraduate Year in Industry at JCB
  • Be offered a role as a permanent employee and return to JCB within six months of completing your degree.


The winner must have achieved an offer to read a Business related degree at an appropriate University.

The winner must follow the conditions that apply to successful applicants for JCB sponsorship i.e:

  • Communication
  • Practical Application
  • Team Player
  • Positions of Responsibility
  • Planning
  • Achievements

Should there be no one suitable for the prize it will be put into abeyance until the following year.