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.
“Enterprise have a very strong focus on how the graduate programme fits into a longer-term career structure with the firm” commented one of the student panel judges.
“Throughout, there is an emphasis on career development, skill enhancement and work-life balance – qualities that students value and look for in a graduate career. Enterprise Rent-A-Car always seems to be at the forefront in looking for new ways to innovate on campus, and it’s this that keeps the brand fresh and exciting.”
In all, 29 awards were presented on the night including, Best Use of Social Media (winner: The Army), Best Apprenticeship Programme (winner: IBM) and the Diversity Recruitment Award (winner: FDM Group).
In addition to the top award, Enterprise also won the award for ‘The Advancement of Social Mobility in Graduate Recruitment’.
The night’s other stand-out performance came from Barclays, who won Most Popular Graduate Recruiter in Banking, Insurance and Financial Services; Best Undergraduate Internship/Vacation Programme, in addition to Katie Sands winning the Rising Star Award.
J.P. Morgan, PwC and The Army also won awards in multiple categories.
A full list of the winners at the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2016 can be found at http://targetjobsawards.co.uk
About the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards
Now in its 12th year, the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards brings together recruitment professionals each Spring to celebrate, through a series of student-judged awards, excellence in graduate and school leaver recruitment. In addition to Headline Partner, National Grid, there are around 30 other partners supporting the event. www.targetjobsawards.co.uk
About National Grid
National Grid is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world and has been named Responsible Business of the Year 2014 by Business in the Community. They own and manage the grids that connect people to the energy they need, from whatever the source. In Britain and the north-eastern states of the US they run systems that deliver gas and electricity to millions of people, businesses and communities. In Britain, they run the gas and electricity systems that society is built on, delivering gas and electricity across the country. In the North Eastern US, they connect more than seven million gas and electric customers to vital energy sources, essential for our modern lifestyles.
There’s never been a more interesting and exciting time to join National Grid. It aims to recruit around 80 graduates and students and 140 school leavers in 2015, making it one of the UK’s most significant employers.
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