AGR Development Awards shortlist announced


The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) has announced the shortlist for its annual Development Awards, which recognise and reward organisations committed to training and developing early talent. 

A total of 20 employers, higher education institutions and suppliers to the industry have made this year’s shortlist, including BNP Paribas, The Smarty Train, Kingston University and the University of Southampton.

A panel of learning and development professionals will judge the shortlist and the winners will be announced at the AGR Development Conference in London on 14 March. As well as the awards presentation, the one-day event features a line-up of speakers, plenary and breakout sessions that will explore and challenge the world of student development. The AGR will also be launching the findings of its annual development survey.

Stephen Isherwood, AGR chief executive, said: “These awards are an opportunity for organisations to showcase their people and development programmes that are industry leading. Every year the standard of entries gets higher, so those that have made the shortlist have already done exceptionally well.”

The shortlist:

Best Graduate Induction

  • Aviva
  • HSBC
  • Willis Towers Watson

Best School-leaver and Apprentice Development Programme

  • Compass Group
  • IBM
  • Severn Trent

Best Innovation in Business-Led Development

  • BNP Paribas
  • Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • National Grid

Best Preparation for Work Initiative (Higher Education)

  • Kingston University
  • Loughborough University
  • University of Southampton

Best Preparation for Work Strategy (Higher Education)

  • Kingston University
  • University of Southampton

Best Strategic Alignment

  • Babcock International Group
  • BNP Paribas
  • Enterprise Holdings

Supplier Contribution Award

  • The Outward Bound Trust
  • The Smarty Train - BNP Paribas
  • The Smarty Train - HSBC RBWM
Wednesday, 8 March 2017

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AGR Development Awards shortlist announced