AllAboutSchoolLeavers awards recognise top employers for school leavers


The UK’s top employers for school leavers have been revealed, following the 2017 AllAboutSchoolLeavers Top 100 Employers for School and College Leavers Awards.

The awards saw organisations and individuals recognised across 36 categories including skills development, career progression, training and company culture, with winners decided by apprentices and school leaver trainees from 100 UK organisations.

At the awards, now in their fifth year, Goldman Sachs was named Top Employer for School & College Leavers, while Alistair Wheeler of BT won the School or College Leaver of the Year award.

Young people working in the school leaver training world were asked to complete employee satisfaction surveys, covering every aspect of their working lives, from job satisfaction and career progression, to company culture and work-life balance.

Four of the 36 categories were shortlisted by a panel of industry experts, while two categories were judged by a student panel made up of a cross-section of the AllAboutSchoolLeavers student database.

The winners in full:

School Leaver of the Year (shortlisted by expert panel)

  • Alistair Wheeler, BT

Top Employer for School Leavers

  • Goldman Sachs

Best Website

  • Nomura

Best Social Media

  • National Grid

Best Training

  • Goldman Sachs

Best Training Provider

  • Softcat & PDS Group

Best for Skills Development

  • Nomura

Best for Career Progression

  • Eversheds

Best Level of Support

  • Goldman Sachs

Best for Job Satisfaction

  • Eversheds Sutherland

Best Company Culture

  • Eversheds

Best Intermediate Apprenticeship

  • Savers

Best Advanced Apprenticeship

  • Bentley

Best Higher Apprenticeship

  • Severn Trent Water

Best Degree Apprenticeship

  • Goldman Sachs

Best School Leaver Programme

  • Schroders

Best Sponsored Degree

  • PwC

Top Employer – Small School Leaver intake

  • Goldman Sachs

Top Employer – Medium-sized School Leaver intake

  • Bentley

Top Employer – Large School Leaver intake

  • Savers

Top Employer - Accounting & Professional Services

  • EY

Top Employer – Automotive

  • Bentley

Top Employer - Banking & Financial Services

  • Goldman Sachs

Top Employer – Construction

  • Mace

Top Employer - Energy & Utilities

  • BP

Top Employer – Engineering

  • WSP

Top Employer - Hospitality & Tourism

  • KFC

Top Employer - IT & Technology

  • Capgemini

Top Employer - Law

  • Kennedys

Top Employer - Public Sector

  • Plymouth City Council

Top Employer – Retail

  • Savers

Top Employer – Science & FMCG

  • GSK

Best Recruitment Campaign

  • Severn Trent Water & Thirty Three

Best School Engagement in a Recruitment Campaign

  • Severn Trent Water

Most Innovative Recruitment Campaign

  • EY & MSL Group


Friday, 26 May 2017

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AllAboutSchoolLeavers awards recognise top employers for school leavers