How to best find, assess and select the most skilled and passionate graduates for high-demand early career programmes is an issue faced by many companies, particularly for tech employers, where the search for talent is becoming increasingly competitive.
Which is why last year, Sky decided to explore a more dynamic method of attracting candidates and raising awareness of their graduate technology programmes.
‘Saddened.’ ‘Disappointed.’ ‘Shocked.’ These seemed to be some of the recurring comments among many students surveyed by TARGETjobs a few hours after the announcement came that the UK was to leave the EU.
For the second year in a row, Google has been voted by undergraduates as the most popular graduate employer in a record poll of 52,000 undergraduates conducted by international research firm trendence.
The full list of the 300 most popular graduate employers in the UK, including rankings by sector, gender and year of study, is published in The Guardian UK 300 later this year, when 100,000 copies are distributed to students at leading UK universities.
It’s Friday afternoon, and university students across the country are wrapping-up lectures and making plans for the upcoming weekend. But for a select group of students, this particular afternoon holds something quite different in store.
At the prestigious East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf, 120 students sit on the edge of their seats, eagerly waiting to find out which of them will be revealed as an Undergraduate of the Year.
The TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards, now in its seventh year, features 12 prestigious awards, including Future Business Leader, Future CFO and Future Civil Service Leader, as well as more industry-focused categories such as Law, Engineering and Management.
The Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force were all voted frontrunners for the Best Use of Social Media award at this year's TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards, ahead of other category contenders, Amazon, Cancer Research UK, Google, Sky, Tesco, Unilever and Virgin Media.
The military branches were all entered individually with the Navy and the Air Force coming in a respective second and third place, and the Army taking the award home for the third year in a row.
The results came from a survey of 52,000 students and recent graduates from 120 different universities in a national survey conducted each year by international research firm trendence.