TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards Shortlists Announced.
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 11:30

The full shortlist for the 2017 TARGETjobs awards has been announced, ahead of the event on the 30 March.

There are two main types of awards: the Student Panel awards – voted by a select group of 80 students from various UK universities; and the Sector awards – the best graduate employer in key career sectors, as voted by 62,814 students in this year’s trendence Graduate Survey.

Every single award within these two categories is voted on and determined exclusively by students, a fact that makes the Graduate Recruitment Awards event unlike any other.

In addition, there's also the AGCAS award, the Best University Employability Strategy award and coveted Graduate Employer of the Year award. Shortlists for these awards will be announced soon.

Shortlisted candidates for all relevant awards can be found on the website at targetjobsawards.co.uk/shortlist-2017.

Shortlisted candidates for the Student Panel awards are as follows:

Apprentice of the year award 2017, sponsored by BPP

  • Chris Achiampong, IBM
  • Ashley Bird, IBM
  • Emily Cooper, BDO LLP
  • Billy Davies, Laing O'Rourke (submitted by 106 Comms)
  • Charlotte Jones, AECOM
  • Kayleigh Leatherdale, Aon
  • Gabriele Scavinskyte, KPMG
  • Thomas Sherlock, IBM
  • Caitlin Sirkett, Aon
  • Brett Whitehead, AECOM

Best school leaver programme award 2017, sponsored by RSM

  • Barclays Technology
  • Barratt Developments PLC – apprenticeship programme
  • BP (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • BT (Finance) (submitted by Capp)
  • BT (Fleet) (submitted by Capp)
  • BT (TV) (submitted by Capp)
  • CGI
  • Compass Group (submitted by Blackbridge)
  • EY (submitted by MSL Group)
  • Laing O'Rourke (submitted by 106 Comms)

Best diversity strategy award 2017, sponsored by HSBC Bank plc

  • Barclays
  • BP (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • CGI
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car (submitted by Hodes)
  • Lloyds Banking Group (submitted by Capp)
  • Severn Trent Water (submitted by Capp)
  • Stafford Long
  • Teach First
  • Unilever

Best innovation in student recruitment award 2017, sponsored by Havas People

  • Accenture (submitted by AIA)
  • Allen & Overy (submitted by Graduate Promotions)
  • Barclays – Markets Insight Game
  • Barclays – New immersive recruitment process
  • CGI
  • Lidl
  • Lloyds Banking Group – Discover What Matters (submitted by ExperienceCo)
  • Nestlé (submitted by Hodes)
  • PwC (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Unilever (submitted by Hodes)

Best work experience programme award 2017, sponsored by ThirtyThree

  • Allen & Overy
  • Barclays
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • Clifford Chance
  • CMS
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car (submitted by Hodes)
  • IBM
  • Laing O'Rourke (submitted by 106 Comms)
  • Teach First
  • Willis Towers Watson

Best student marketing campaign (for organisations recruiting fewer than 50 graduates a year) award 2017, sponsored by Laing O’Rourke

  • Colt
  • L'Oréal (submitted by Hodes)
  • Mayer Brown (submitted by Hodes)
  • Simmons & Simmons LLP (submitted by AIA)
  • Taylor Wessing (submitted by Hodes)
  • Volkswagen Group UK (submitted by ThirtyThree)

Best student marketing campaign (for organisations recruiting more than 50 graduates a year) award 2017, sponsored by L’Oréal

  • Accenture (submitted by AIA)
  • AXA (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Clifford Chance
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car (submitted by Hodes)
  • EY (submitted by MSL Group)
  • Frontline (submitted by TMP Worldwide)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • HM Treasury (submitted by TMP Worldwide)
  • PA Consulting Group (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Thales (submitted by AIA)

The best use of social media award 2017, sponsored by Lloyd’s

  • Allen & Overy (submitted by Graduate Promotions)
  • Barclays
  • Capgemini
  • CGI
  • Citi
  • Clifford Chance
  • Deutsche Bank (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Shoosmiths LLP
  • Unilever – #PutItRight campaign (submitted by Hodes)

Rising star award 2017, sponsored by Lidl

  • Alex Bill, AECOM
  • Jamie Cooper-Higgins, Barclays
  • Alvaro Corral, Mott MacDonald
  • Hannah Davies, GSK
  • Mitali Gohel, BT (submitted by Capp)
  • Benjamin Hempel, IBM
  • Mustafa Kheraluwala, Rolls-Royce
  • Simon Perks, Mott MacDonald
  • Riccardo Puca, Rolls-Royce
  • Joël Thai, AECOM

Best graduate website award 2017, sponsored by TMP Worldwide

  • Clifford Chance
  • CMS
  • Credit Suisse
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • ICAEW
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Marks & Spencer (submitted by AIA)
  • NHS (submitted by TMP Worldwide)
  • Police Now (submitted by Tonic)
  • Thales (submitted by AIA)

Best on-boarding experience award 2017, sponsored by Eli

  • CGI
  • Capgemini
  • Deutsche Bank (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Express Vending
  • Frontline
  • nucleargraduates
  • Santander
  • Skanska
  • Thales (submitted by AIA)
  • Willis Towers Watson

Best social mobility strategy 2017, sponsored by the University of Leicester

  • Bank of England
  • Barclays
  • Barclays Apprentices (submitted by Stafford Long)
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • Deloitte
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car (submitted by Hodes)
  • EY (submitted by Capp)
  • FDM Group
  • Mayer Brown
  • Severn Trent Water (submitted by Capp)

 

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Through all our products we offer recruiters the opportunity to promote their employer brands, graduate schemes, job opportunities, placements and work experience/internships to students across the UK. Our clients range from the largest blue chip organisations recruiting thousands of graduates and school leavers every year, right down to SMEs and charities looking to fill individual positions.