Finalists announced for Institute of Student Employers Awards 2019

Finalists announced for Institute of Student Employers Awards 2019


The shortlist for the Institute of Student Employers (ISE) Awards 2019 has been unveiled.

More than 30 employers, universities and industry suppliers have been recognised across 14 categories for their commitment to raising standards in student marketing, recruitment and development as well as work experience and diversity.

Lloyds Banking Group leads the way with five nominations while Babcock International Group, Barclays, Clifford Chance, EY, Fujitsu, HSBC, M&S, Morrisons, RBS, University of Leeds and University of Liverpool received multiple nominations.

The ISE awards judging process is particularly stringent. All finalists now have five weeks to submit more thorough information to support their initial entry. A panel of judges, who are experts in student recruitment and development, will score the finalists in June.

Winners will be unveiled at a glittering awards ceremony as part of the annual ISE Student Recruitment Conference running on 8 and 9 July 2019 in Manchester.

Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive of the ISE, said: “This is the first year that we have brought together our awards for recruitment and development, strengthening our must-attend annual conference in July. Congratulations to all of our finalists. Their achievement is no mean feat with entries raising the bar a notch higher each year.”

ISE Awards 2019 shortlist


Best Single Purpose Attraction Activation

  • Heathrow supported by Amberjack
  • NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme supported by PathMotion
  • RBS supported by Tonic Agency
  • Siemens supported by AIA Worldwide

Innovation in Attraction

  • Barclays supported by Tonic Agency
  • Bright Network
  • M&S supported by AIA Worldwide
  • RBS supported by Tonic Agency

Best Attraction Campaign

  • Babcock International Group supported by Blackbridge Communications
  • Capital One supported by Blackbridge Communications
  • EY
  • M&S supported by AIA Worldwide
  • Lloyds Banking Group


Best Assessment and Selection Process

  • Deloitte
  • Fujitsu
  • Police Now supported by Capp
  • The Frontline Organisation

Commitment to Improving Diversity through Student Resourcing

  • Accenture
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Fujitsu
  • GSK supported by Amberjack
  • Lloyds Banking Group

Best Work Experience, Internship or Placement Programme

  • Civil Service Fast Stream and Early Talent
  • HSBC UK Bank plc
  • Visa

Outstanding Employer and Supplier Recruitment Partnership

  • Babcock International Group in partnership with Blackbridge Communications
  • M&S in partnership with AIA Worldwide
  • Rolls-Royce in partnership with Blackbridge Communications


Outstanding University Partnership with an Employer and/or Supplier

  • Middlesex University with Ministry of Justice
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Leeds with Smart Resourcing Solutions Ltd
  • University of Liverpool and Newcastle University
  • UWE Bristol with PeopleScout

Best University & Employer Engagement Strategy

  • Coventry University Careers
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Limerick
  • University of Liverpool


Best Graduate Onboarding and Induction Activities Programme

  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Clifford Chance
  • DLA Piper UK LLP
  • HSBC
  • Lloyds Banking Group

Best School Leaver and/or Apprentice Development Programme

  • Bowles Learning & Development
  • Capgemini

Outstanding Employer and Supplier Development Partnership

  • Barclays in partnership with WildHearts
  • BAE Systems in partnership with Impact International
  • Clifford Chance in partnership with The Smarty Train 
  • BNP Paribas in partnership with Alpha Development
  • Willis Towers Watson in partnership with Bright Network


Best School Leaver/Apprenticeship Strategy

  • EY
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Morrisons supported by Amberjack

Best Emerging Talent Strategy

  • Cognizant Worldwide Limited
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Morrisons supported by Amberjack


Thursday, 11 April 2019

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