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.
‘The Internet of Things, the concept of embedding physical objects (tools, vehicles, buildings etc.) with technology and connecting them to the internet, is swiftly becoming an intrinsic facet of our modern world. Examples range from a toothbrush that can tell your smartphone how well you’re brushing your teeth, to sensors within aircraft engines that monitor data and faults and share them in real-time.
It is this growing ubiquity of the Internet of Things that led six teams of undergraduates to Cisco’s UK headquarters on the 9 February, ready to compete in the grand final of the Switch-Up Challenge.
A poll of over 2,300 students has found that almost a third (29%) of UK-based international students have changed their post-graduation plans as a direct result of the Brexit vote.
The survey, conducted by student-focused market research company trendence UK, showed that many international students who were intending to find employment in the UK after graduation are now considering employment either in their home country or elsewhere in the EU.
Overseas students currently account for around a fifth of the UK higher education student body. The reason given was the post-Brexit fear of being unable to secure a job after graduation, or at least the reluctance to go through additional hurdles to secure a working visa, compared to the current working provisions provided by EU members.
For the first time, the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards – the most celebrated early careers recruitment awards in the UK – have created a new award exclusively for universities.
The best university employability strategy award, sponsored by The Army, celebrates the achievements being made by higher education institutions to ensure that their undergraduates are equipped to achieve their best potential when searching and applying for graduate roles.
Simon Rogers, GTI Director said,
GTI is thrilled to announce that Blackbridge Communications will be its partner in the 2017 series of Breakfast News events.
Blackbridge is a recruitment marketing agency providing graduate attraction solutions and is one of the largest independent agencies of its kind in the UK. It works with clients such as Vodafone, Argos, Pizza Express and NHS Professionals. In terms of early talent, Blackbridge partners include KPMG, Lloyd’s of London, Compass, Clifford Chance and Paddy Power. Blackbridge’s work has been recognised widely at ceremonies such as the RAD Awards, the CIPD Recruitment Marketing Awards, the Corp Comms Digi Awards, the AGR Awards, the EBMAs and the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards.