The 19th annual targetjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards took place on 23rd March at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House in London, hosted by television and radio presenter, Rylan Clark.
Over 1,000 industry professionals gathered once again to celebrate the outstanding achievements of employer and university early careers teams. The awards offer a platform to celebrate skilled individuals and teams who are making a significant impact in our sector.
29 awards were distributed on the night – 14 sector awards, based on over 100,000 student votes from Cibyl’s UK graduate recruitment research - and 13 panel awards including best diversity and inclusion strategy, and best onboarding experience - judged by students and industry professionals. Over 300 entries were received for the panel awards this year, which reflects the passion and commitment of the individuals and teams working in our sector.
The AGCAS award for excellence in careers and employability service engagement was won by Brindis, nominated by Nottingham Trent University. And for the sixth consecutive year, IBM clinched the Graduate Employer of the Year Award.
This year, there was a new award for the HE careers and employability team of the year award, which was won by Falmouth University, and the early careers professional of the year award was won by Kate Ross from IBM. Sally Hall from Frazer-Nash Consultancy received the rising star award, while Sasha Francis from Aon won the apprentice of the year award.
Simon Rogers, Chief Customer Officer at Group GTI commented:
“As ever, I’d like to offer my sincere congratulations to the winners; and huge thanks to our many supporters and to all those who came last Thursday to celebrate our sector's important work in creating opportunity for the next generation”.