TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2016

Credit: @TJAwards (Twitter)

Credit: @TJAwards (Twitter)

Last night was the awards ceremony of the largest graduate recruitment awards in Europe, held at London’s Grosvenor House and hosted by Jack Whitehall himself. Sponsored by National Grid, the awards saw 100,000 individual votes from undergraduates, apprentices and school leavers, companies awaited the results of 29 ‘fiercely competed’ awards. The results were in just a few hours ago, and we’ve got all the details here!

Before I jump into the list of winners of the Sector Awards and the Student Panel awards (both voted on exclusively by students), a big congratulations goes to Enterprise Rent-A-Car for winning Graduate Employer of the Year 2016! One of the student panel judges commented:

“Enterprise have a very strong focus on how the graduate programme fits into a longer-term career structure with the firm. There is an emphasis on career development, skill enhancement and work-life balance - qualities that students value and look for in a graduate career.”

The winner of the AGCAS award for careers service engagement went to JP Morgan, and the best use of social media award went to The Army. Now, let’s dig into those individual sectors and student panel awards, and see who came out on top…!

The Sector Awards
Accountancy and financial management: PwC
Banking, insurance and financial services: Barclays
Construction, civil engineering and surveying: Arup
Consulting: PwC
Consumer goods - manufacturing and marketing: L’Oreal
Energy and utilities: BP
Engineering, design and manufacture: Rolls-Royce
Hospitality, leisure and tourism: Marriott International
Investment banking and investment: JP Morgan
IT and technology: Google
Law: Allen & Overy LLP
Logistics, transport and supply chain: British Airways
Public sector: MI6 - Secret Intelligence Service
Retail: Amazon
Scientific research and development: Cancer Research UK

The Student Panel Awards
Advancement of social mobility in grad recruitment: Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Best apprenticeship programme: IBM
Best school-leaver programme: National Grid
Apprentice of the year: Amber Westmoreland (EY)
Best student marketing campaign (less than 50 graduates per year): Lidl
Best student marketing campaign (more than 50 grads per year): Accenture
Best graduate recruitment website: The Army
Best undergraduate/ internship programme: Barclays
Innovation on campus: Thales
Rising star award: Katie Sands (Barclays)
Diversity recruitment award: FDM

A massive congratulations from us at Class Careers to all of the winners from last night’s star studded event and all of the nominees. All of the winners and nominees are creating exceptional standards in graduate, apprentice and school leaver recruitment through their tireless efforts to not only to improve their product, services and company, but to recognise and develop talent.

A big well done to everyone!