The Grosvenor House on Park Lane, London was host last night to the annual TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards, the largest graduate recruitment event in the UK.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car drove-off stiff competition, Clifford Chance, IBM, PwC, Barratt Developments, and last year’s winners, L’Oréal to win the prestigious Graduate Employer of the Year award.
Now in its twelfth year, the awards were presented by Jack Whitehall and attended by over 1,000 guests from the world of graduate recruitment. The award selections are based on a mixture of a select student judging panel, and a national survey of 52,000 students and recent graduates from 120 different universities, conducted by international research firm, trendence.
New York, March 2016
Due to the expansion of its graduate recruitment business, GTI Recruiting Solutions has officially opened its first office in the United States at Penn Plaza, NYC.
With its head office in the UK and operations across EMEA and APAC, GTI Recruiting Solutions has now set its sights across The Pond, motivated by a major acquisition of a significant US-based client. With a foothold in this exciting new graduate market, GTI plans to further expand its international reach, offering graduate recruitment solutions throughout the United States.
“We’re incredibly excited by this new venture,” said Hannah Harrison, GTI Recruiting Solutions’ Business Director.
‘The Internet of Everything’, 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, which monitor data and faults and share them in real time.
It is this growing ubiquity of the Internet of Everything (aka the ‘Internet of Things’) that led eight teams of undergraduates to Cisco’s UK headquarters on 11 February, ready to compete in the grand final of the Switch-Up Challenge.
On the 14th March, London’s iconic BT Tower will host some exceptionally driven teenagers, as the gauntlet is thrown-down to identify the best and brightest school leaver from around the country.
They will be 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.
Oxford, February 2015
In the trendence School Leaver Study, a recent survey of around 9,000 UK school students in years 7−13, it was found that the principal reason for not entering further education was wanting to earn money straight away, swiftly followed by not wishing to get into debt.
However, university-bound students focused on longer term career aspects, such as needing to get a qualification for their hopeful future vocation and believing that attending higher education would ensure a ‘better’ job. Research showed that for university-bound students the recent increase in tuition fees had little impact on this decision.