School Leaver Awards 2017: finalists revealed

 

AllAboutSchoolLeavers.co.uk has unveiled the finalists for the 2017 School Leaver Awards, which highlight the top UK employers for school and college leavers.

The shortlist, based on the experiences of apprentices and school leaver trainees from 100 UK organisations, features high profile names from a range of industries and sectors. All have been nominated for their work in developing school leaver opportunities, including intermediate apprenticeships, advanced apprenticeships, higher apprenticeships, degree apprenticeships, school leaver programmes and sponsored degrees.

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.

Jack Denton, director and co-founder of AllAboutSchoolLeavers.co.uk, said: “With the new Apprenticeship Levy introduced this April, there are more programmes than ever for young people to choose from. Our awards, solely based on the opinions of the people currently participating in these training programmes, help other young people see which areas employers are excelling in, and who offers them the best opportunities.

“As our awards have grown over the last few years, we’ve realised how important it is to make them easy to understand – by adding new industry specific categories we’re helping young people identify the best employers in the sectors they are most interested in.”

The winners, including the shortlist and overall winner for Top Employer for School & College Leavers, will be announced at an awards ceremony at London’s Waldorf Hilton Hotel, on Thursday 25 May.

The finalists in full:

Best Website (shortlisted by student panel)

  • BDO
  • BT
  • CGI
  • EY
  • Laing O'Rourke
  • Mazars
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Nomura
  • PwC
  • TUI

Best Social Media (shortlisted by student panel)

  • BDO
  • EY
  • IBM
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • JLL
  • Laing O'Rourke
  • National Grid
  • PwC
  • Severn Trent Water
  • Volvo

Best Training

  • Bentley
  • Eversheds
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Haymarket Media Group
  • Mace
  • Savers
  • Schroders
  • Softcat
  • Superdrug
  • The Juice Academy

Best for Skills Development

  • A4G
  • Arup
  • Barclays
  • BP
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Menzies
  • Nomura
  • Schroders
  • Softcat
  • Virgin Media

Best for Career Progression

  • Arup
  • Bentley
  • Eversheds
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Haymarket Media Group
  • Hill Dickinson
  • Kennedys
  • Nomura
  • Softcat
  • WSP

Best Level of Support

  • Eversheds
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Hill Dickinson
  • Kennedys
  • KFC
  • Mace
  • Savers
  • Severn Trent Water
  • The Skills Company
  • WSP

Best for Job Satisfaction

  • Basildon Borough Council
  • Bentley
  • Capgemini
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Kennedys
  • Morrisons
  • Savers
  • Severn Trent Water
  • The Skills Company
  • Virgin Media

Best Company Culture

  • Arup
  • Bentley
  • Capgemini
  • Eversheds
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Haymarket Media Group
  • Mace
  • Mediacom
  • NATS
  • Schroders

Best Intermediate Apprenticeship

  • Basildon Borough Council
  • JLL
  • John Deere
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • NATS
  • Plymouth City Council
  • Robins and Day
  • Savers
  • Shoosmith
  • Superdrug

Best Advanced Apprenticeship

  • Arup
  • Bentley
  • Haymarket Media Group
  • KFC
  • PKF Cooper Parry
  • Plymouth City Council
  • Softcat
  • The Juice Academy
  • Toyota
  • Virgin Media

Best Higher Apprenticeship

  • Bentley
  • EY
  • Kennedys
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • National Grid
  • Nomura
  • Severn Trent Water
  • Smith & Williamson
  • Transport for London
  • TUI

Best Degree Apprenticeship

  • Aecom
  • Barclays
  • Capgemini
  • Currie & Brown
  • Eversheds
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Mace
  • Nestle
  • PKF Cooper Parry

Best School Leaver Programme

  • A4G
  • BP
  • Hazlewoods
  • Laing O'Rourke
  • Mace
  • Menzies
  • MHA MacIntyre Hudson
  • PwC
  • Schroders
  • Shoosmiths

Best Sponsored Degree

  • Aecom
  • Balfour Beatty
  • CGI
  • Morgan Sindall
  • Morrisons
  • PwC

Top Employer – Small School Leaver intake

  • A4G
  • BP
  • Eversheds
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Haymarket Media Group
  • Kennedys
  • KFC
  • Nomura
  • Smith & Williamson
  • TUI

Top Employer – Medium-sized School Leaver intake

  • Arup
  • Bentley
  • Capgemini
  • Mace
  • Plymouth City Council
  • Schroders
  • Severn Trent Water
  • Softcat
  • The Juice Academy
  • WSP

Top Employer – Large School Leaver intake

  • Barclays
  • EY
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • National Grid
  • PwC
  • Savers
  • Superdrug
  • Transport for London
  • Virgin Media

Top Employer - Accounting & Professional Services

  • A4G
  • BDO
  • EY
  • Hazlewoods
  • Lovewell Blake
  • Menzies
  • MHA MacIntyre Hudson
  • PKF Cooper Parry
  • PwC
  • Smith & Williamson

Top Employer – Automotive

  • Bentley
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Renault Trucks
  • Toyota
  • Volvo Trucks

Top Employer - Banking & Financial Services

  • Autonet Insurance
  • Barclays
  • Fidelity
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Markerstudy Group
  • Nomura
  • Schroders

Top Employer – Construction

  • Arup
  • Balfour Beatty
  • BAM Nuttall
  • Currie & Brown
  • JLL
  • Laing O'Rourke
  • Mace
  • Morgan Sindall

Top Employer - Energy & Utilities

  • Aecom
  • BP
  • National Grid
  • Severn Trent Water

Top Employer – Engineering

  • Alstom
  • Arcadis
  • British Sugar
  • Heineken
  • Kone
  • Leonardo Helicopters
  • Mercedes AMG
  • High Performance
  • Powertrains
  • NATS
  • NG Bailey
  • Tata Steel
  • WSP

Top Employer - Hospitality & Tourism

  • Greene King
  • KFC
  • Thomas Cook
  • TUI

Top Employer - IT & Technology

  • Arvato UK & Ireland
  • BT
  • Capgemini
  • CGI
  • Fujitsu
  • IBM
  • Softcat
  • Virgin Media

Top Employer - Law

  • Eversheds
  • Gordons
  • Hill Dickinson
  • Irwin Mitchell
  • Kennedys
  • Shoosmiths

Top Employer - Public Sector

  • Basildon Borough Council
  • Cambridge University
  • Hospitals
  • NHS Foundation Trust
  • City of Lincoln Council
  • Civil Service
  • DSTL
  • London Borough of Hillingdon
  • National Audit Office
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Plymouth City Council
  • Transport for London

Top Employer – Retail

  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Harrods
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Morrisons
  • Robins and Day
  • Savers
  • Superdrug

Top Employer – Science & FMCG

  • 3M
  • GSK
  • Nestle
  • STFC Rutherford
  • Appleton Laboratory
  • Teledyne e2v
  • The National Physical

School Leaver of the Year (shortlisted by expert panel)

  • Alex Blatch, Nomura
  • Alistair Wheeler, BT
  • Ben Maynard, IBM
  • Bradley Whiting, GSK
  • Chris Achiampong, IBM
  • Hamzah Ahmed, National Grid
  • Hannah Black, Severn Trent Water
  • Harry Edwards, EY
  • Sam Coulson, GSK

Best Recruitment Campaign (shortlisted by expert panel)

  • CGI
  • EY
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Mazars
  • Severn Trent Water
  • The Skills Company

Best School Engagement in a Recruitment Campaign (shortlisted by expert panel)

  • CGI
  • Severn Trent Water
  • The Skills Company

Most Innovative Recruitment Campaign

  • CGI
  • EY
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Mazars
  • Severn Trent Water
Wednesday, 10 May 2017

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School Leaver Awards 2017: finalists revealed