This year TARGETjobs’ ‘IT’s not just for the boys!’ event will partner with BlackRock - the world's largest asset management company. BlackRock will be the headline programme partner for the event, and will host 2 of the 3 events taking place in 2017/18.
Now in its eighth year, ‘IT’s not just for the boys!’ seeks to address the urgent need for more female graduates in the technology sector. Through a series of inspiring talks, structured networking, skills-building workshops, technology-based team challenges and recruiter discussions, it gives female students an exclusive opportunity to experience the passion and excitement of working in technology and to speak directly to firms offering fantastic career opportunities, in varying industries.
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This week, the annual Guardian UK300 publication announced the top 300 most popular employers, as voted by 62,814 students in early 2017.
A notable addition to the 2017/18 rankings is television broadcasting company, Channel 4. Entering the list at an impressive fifth place, the majority of the previous top 10 names have moved down a place to accommodate the new arrival. Channel 4’s entry is a result of its ‘4Talent’ scheme, which offers a wide range of opportunities such as events and workshops as well as specific work programmes. This drive to nurture early talent in the industry helps make the employer highly popular with undergraduates.
On the 27th April, London’s iconic BT Tower hosted a selection of exceptionally driven teenagers, as the gauntlet was thrown-down to identify the best and brightest school leavers from around the country.
Students spent the course of the day competing in the Grand Final of the TARGETcareers School Leavers' Challenge - a regional and nationwide championship, headline partnered by BT and supported by leading talent assessment experts, Capp.
With greater awareness being made regarding school leaver options for both university and apprenticeships, the Challenge is a unique way of getting school students to start considering their career options and their strengths in an interactive way.
Now in its eighth year, the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year awards continues to recognise and celebrate the best student talent in the UK.
Instead of leaving the library and wrapping up their studies for the weekend, 120 excited students gathered at East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf last Friday afternoon, for the announcement of the winners of the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year annual competition.
There were 12 prestigious awards up for grabs, including Future CFO, Future Business Leader and the One to Watch, alongside more industry-focused categories such as Computer Science, Engineering and Management.