National Undergraduate Employability Awards 2018 winners announced

National Undergraduate Employability Awards 2018 winners announced


The winners of the National Undergraduate Employability Awards have been announced, with a range of employers and universities recognised for their contribution to the undergraduate market.  

The audience was treated to an afternoon of inspiring speakers including Great Britain Paralympian Ade Adepitan MBE, Stephen Isherwood (ISE), Mike Grey (Gradconsult) and Cathy Hyde (White Label).

Oliver Sidwell, co-founder of awards organiser RMP Enterprise, said: "The winners’ nominations were chosen out of 500 entries we received this year across all categories. Their nominations illustrated how they have gone above and beyond to make invaluable contributions to the industry, achieving incredible results with huge amounts of passion and enthusiasm.

"We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who nominated; congratulations to our finalists and deserved winners and to everybody else who contributed to making the event a success."

Employers were rewarded for their efforts in tackling obstacles such as diversity and student engagement on- and off-campus as well offering paid employment opportunities.

The winners in full:

Employer winners

Top Undergraduate Employer 2018-19: Goldman Sachs Group

Top Medium-sized Undergraduate Scheme 2018-19: Moore Stephens

Best Small to Medium-sized Employer: ProspectSoft

Best Diversity Initiative in Work Experience: Civil Service

Best Short-term Insight Scheme: L’Oreal

Best Recruitment Marketing Campaign: Marks & Spencer (Submitted by AIA Worldwide)

University winners

Best University Placement Service (Under 100 Placements): University of Essex, Social Sciences Employability Team

Best University Placement Service (Over 100 Placements): University of Leeds, The Faculty of Engineering Employability Team

Best University Careers / Employability Service: University of Reading and Henley Business School Careers Service

Most Improved Commitment to Employability: University of Leeds - Faculty of Mathematics & Physical Sciences Employability Team

Outstanding Contribution to Work Experience: Dr Julie Udell

Best Collaboration Between a University and Employer: University of Leicester and FDM Group

Student winners

Best Placement Student: Elizabeth Pescud, Deloitte
Highly Commended: Mollie Rolfe, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Best Intern: Ryan Hale, Arriva Trains Wales

Best Student Contribution to Small to Medium-sized Employer: Jordan Campbell, Huhtamaki

Best Brand Manager: Tom Moyce, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Best University Society: University of Leeds, Women in Leadership Society

Monday, 26 February 2018

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