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.
GTI, organisers of the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards, is delighted to reveal Lidl UK as the headline partner for the 2017 event, celebrating its 13th year as the largest, most influential graduate and entry-level recruitment awards in Europe.
Held at Mayfair’s Grosvenor House, the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards attracts an audience of well over a thousand recruiters, agencies, universities and professional bodies who gather each year to witness over 30 awards being given to the UK’s top employers, as voted for by a poll of almost 100,000 students.
On the 17 March 2017, Chartered Accountants’ Hall in London will play host to 100 exceptional UK university students as part of ICAEW 100 – a nationwide competition which aims to discover the most promising students with the potential to succeed as the next generation of business leaders.
The students’ journey to this prestigious event commences with a series of online exercises open to all students at UK universities, regardless of year or subject studying. Designed to showcase skills and behaviours crucial to ICAEW Chartered Accountants (e.g. able to make recommendations and decisions that impact on strategy, multi-tasking and prioritising) the 100 highest scoring students will appear on the competition leader board.
TARGETjobs is partnering with global financial services firm, J.P. Morgan to deliver a series of events in London, Glasgow and Nottingham for female undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in technology.
According to a 2015 report from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), just one quarter (26%) of those working in the digital sector are female – significantly below the UK average of 47% in other sectors.