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.
International Law firm Allen & Overy win ‘Graduate employer of the year’ at the TARGETjobs Awards, in addition to winning ‘Most popular graduate recruiter in law’, ‘Best innovation in student recruitment’ and ‘Best work experience programme’. Newcastle University took home the new award for ‘Best university employability strategy’.
The Grosvenor House on Park Lane, London was host last night to the thirteenth annual TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards, the largest early talent recruitment event in the UK.
This year’s ceremony was presented by Julian Clary and attended by over 1,000 guests from the world of early talent recruitment.
Team Smelp win the top prize at the German competition held in Frankfurt, Germany.
Building upon the growing ubiquity of the Internet of Things, Cisco launched The Switch-Up Challenge in partnership with TARGETrecruit. This competition invites technological innovation from university students, requiring them to devise an innovative mechanism that can tackle a social or environmental issue by using the Internet of Things. The prize is a week-long trip to Cisco’s global headquarters in San Jose, California.