McDonald’s: Top Employer for School Leavers

McDonald’s: Top Employer for School Leavers


The UK’s top employers for school leavers have been revealed, following the 2019 AllAboutSchoolLeavers School Leavers Awards.

The awards saw organisations and individuals recognised across 43 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 seventh year, McDonald’s was named Top Employer for School Leavers, while Luke Hillier at IBM won the School Leaver of the Year award.

The School Leaver Awards winners are based on the results of surveys completed by apprentices and school leavers at participating firms and training providers. Each participating firm asks their apprentices and school leavers to rate their experiences across a range of categories. These range from work-life balance and salary to company culture and team dynamic.

The winners in full:

Nominated awards

School Leaver of the Year: Luke Hillier, IBM

Best Recruitment Campaign: Unilever  

Most Innovative Recruitment Campaign: M&S and AIA Worldwide

Best School Engagement:  PwC

The Diversity & Inclusion Award: Mazars

Best Website: BDO

Best Social Media: EY

Category awards

Top Employer - Small School Leaver Intake: McDonald's

Top Employer - Medium-sized School Leaver Intake: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Top Employer - Large School Leaver Intake: PwC

Best On-the-Job Training: McDonald's

Best for Skills Development: BDO

Best for Career Progression: Dentons

Best for Level of Responsibility:

Best Level of Support: Dentons

Best Team Relationship: Santander

Best Job Satisfaction: McDonald's

Best Company Culture: Charles Russell Speechly LLP

Headline awards

Top Employer for School Leavers: McDonald's

Best Intermediate Apprenticeship: DAF Trucks

Best Advanced Apprenticeship: Mace

Best Higher Apprenticeship: Severn Trent

Best Degree Apprenticeship: Kennedys

Best School Leaver Programme: EY

Industry awards

Top Employer - Accounting & Professional Services:PwC

Top Employer - Automotive: Bentley Motors

Top Employer - Banking & Financial Services: Goldman Sachs

Top Employer - Construction: Laing O'Rourke

Top Employer - Energy & Utilities: Virgin Media  

Top Employer - Engineering: Boeing

Top Employer - Hospitality & Tourism: McDonald's

Top Employer - IT & Technology: IBM

Top Employer - Law: Bryan Cave Leighton

Top Employer - Media & the Arts: MediaCom

Top Employer - Public Sector: London Borough of Hackney

Top Employer - Real Estate & Property: Colliers International

Top Employer - Retail: Morrisons  

Top Employer - Science & FMCG: Unilever

Training Provider awards

Best Training Provider: WhiteHat

Best Teaching: Performance Learning Group

Best for Assessment & Feedback: WhiteHat

Best Learning Experience: escalla

Best for Personal Support: AMRC


Friday, 24 May 2019

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