Whiteshield announces winners of the 2022-23 Global Public Policy Competition following a tense battle between students from top schools from around the world

Whiteshield, a global strategy and public policy firm, announces the winners of their 2022-23 Global Public Policy Competition to accelerate the recruitment of high-potential students.

Students from several top schools such as Harvard Kennedy School, London School of Economics, HEC Paris, Cambridge University, Bocconi University, and ESADE were selected to complete by the Whiteshield Leadership team.

Whiteshield presented students with the opportunity to immerse themselves into the challenge of labour resilience.

With the world around us rapidly evolving and countries facing immense disruption across many fields, participants took on the task to propose new global policy initiatives to promote labour market participation rates and close the skills mismatch.

The panel of judges comprising of members of the Whiteshield Leadership Team, acting as Ministers of Education and Labour were incredibly impressed by the remarkable effort and dedication from each team to address the matter at hand, pushing the boundaries of innovation in such a unique and thought-provoking way.

Whiteshield is delighted to announce the top-placing teams:

  • First Place – London School of Economics: Harnessing the Power of Technology & Stakeholder Cooperation: Skill Motive for an Upskilled & Engaged Workforce.
  • Second Place – CEMS student group from Nova School of Business & Economics & London School of Economics: Human Capital Alignment Policy
  • Third Place – Stockholm School of Economics: Global Apprenticeship Program

Within one year since launching the first competition in 2021, Whiteshield saw an incredible increase of 60% in overall engagement from the number of students applying to compete. The success of the competition highlights the growing interest among students in pursuing a career in public policymaking.

Students from the top placing teams were rewarded with an invite to Whiteshield’s Dubai Office to participate in a face-to-face fast-track recruitment process. An intense few days with students flying across continents with the hope to secure a permanent position with the firm. The trip provided an opportunity to immerse into the world of Whiteshield with a blend of learning opportunities, networking, and team-building activities – the experience was described as unique and rewarding on both a professional and personal level.  

One student quoted, “I highly recommend participating in the competition in the future – it is an ambitious yet rewarding challenge that offered a great introduction into the world of government consulting and public policymaking, making me prioritize pursuing a career in the field!”

Whiteshield looks forward to further success over the years to come and will continue to provide a dedicated platform for exceptional talent to demonstrate their potential to resolve real-world challenges – the next competition is due to launch in September 2023.



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