School Leaver Awards 2019: finalists revealed

 

AllAboutSchoolLeavers.co.uk has unveiled the finalists for the 2019 School Leaver Awards, which highlight the top UK employers for school and college leavers.

The School Leaver Awards celebrate the top employers and training providers for school leavers on apprenticeship programmes. It is the largest ranking of employers that offer the best apprenticeship and school leaver opportunities in the UK, and, crucially, helps young people and their influencers make key decisions about their career.

The majority of the shortlists are generated by the feedback gathered from apprentices currently working at an organisation. A number of shortlists, which includes the highly coveted School Leaver of the Year, are decided by an independent expert judging panel. Two awards are decided by an independent student judging panel.

The nominations include high profile names from the banking and finance world, real estate and property giants, trailblazers in IT & tech and leaders of the legal sector. All have been nominated due to their ground-breaking work in developing and running school leaver opportunities: Intermediate Apprenticeships, Advanced Apprenticeships, Higher Apprenticeships, Degree Apprenticeships and school leaver programmes.

For the first time in 2019, there are four awards dedicated solely to training providers, who have been surveyed on their teaching, assessment & feedback, learning experience and personal support.

Jack Denton, director and co-founder of AllAboutSchoolLeavers.co.uk, said: “We had unprecedented interest in The School Leaver Awards 2019, which marks the 7th year we have conducted the awards and rankings. By opening a separate rankings and awards for training providers, we allow young people to delve deeper than ever into what their life could be like as an apprentice. As our rankings are decided by the feedback we receive from apprentices, it really helps young people get a flavour of what it’s really like to work and learn as an apprentice, and who offers the best opportunities.”

All category winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at Grosvenor House, London on Thursday 23 May, with celebrity host Tess Daly.

The finalists in full:

Nominated awards

School Leaver of the Year
Aimee Mowat, National Grid
Alexander Hepplewhite, McDonald's
Callum Clancy, Greene King
Clarissa Horn, Severn Trent
Emma Radley, EY
Katie Roberts, AO.com
Louis Way, Softcat
Luke Hillier, IBM
Rattawan Meesuwan, Arvato
Sofia Mumtaz, Schroders  

Best Recruitment Campaign
Arvato
EY
Greene King
Sandwell Council
Tata Steel
Unilever  

Most Innovative Recruitment Campaign
Arvato
CGI
M&S and AIA Worldwide
Severn Trent
Unilever  

Best School Engagement
Arvato
BDO
CBRE
EY
Greene King
Hazelwoods
PwC
Tata Steel
Training Plus Merseyside
WhiteHat  

The Diversity & Inclusion Award
Arvato
Capgemini
Gordons
Lloyd's of London
Mazars
MediaCom
PwC
Sandwell
MBC
Schroders
Severn Trent 

Best Website
BDO
British Sugar
Crowe
EY
IBM
Laing O'Rourke
Lloyd's Banking Group
PwC
Schroders
TUI  

Best Social Media
Capgemini
CGI
EY
Morrisons
National Grid
PwC
Severn Trent
Shoosmiths
Tata Steel
Unilever

Category awards

Top Employer - Small School Leaver Intake
Boeing
Bryan Cave Leighton
Paisner
Burges Salmon
Charles Russell
Speechlys LLP
DAC Beachcroft
Dentons
Eversheds Sutherland
Goldman Sachs
McDonald's
Smith & Williamson  

Top Employer - Medium-sized School Leaver Intake
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bentley Motors
KFC
Laing O'Rourke
Mazars
National Grid
Schneider Electric
Severn Trent
Softcat
Unilever  

Top Employer - Large School Leaver Intake
BDO
Capgemini
EY
IBM
Lloyds Banking Group
PwC
Santander
Tata Steel
TUI
Virgin Media  

Best On-the-Job Training
Bentley Motors
Burges Salmon
IBM
KFC
McDonald's
National Grid
PwC
Schneider Electric
Smith & Williamson
Virgin Media  

Best for Skills Development
BDO
Bryan Cave Leighton
Paisner
Burges Salmon
Clyde & Co
Eversheds Sutherland
Goldman Sachs
PwC
Smith & Williamson
Softcat
The Royal Opera House  

Best for Career Progression
Bryan Cave Leighton
Paisner Burges Salmon
Charles Russell
Speechlys LLP
Dentons
Eversheds Sutherland
Goldman Sachs
Hazlewoods LLP
National Grid
PwC
Smith & Williamson  

Best for Level of Responsibility
AO.com
BDO
DAC Beachcroft
EY
IBM
McDonald's
National Audit Office
PwC
Smith & Williamson
Virgin Media  

Best Level of Support
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
CCS Media
Charles Russell
Speechlys LLP
Dentons
Irwin Mitchell
McDonald's
Santander
Schneider Electric
Virgin Media  

Best Team Relationship
Arvato
Burges Salmon
Clyde & Co
DAC Beachcroft
Greene King
Irwin Mitchell
Mazars
Santander
Smith & Williamson
The Royal Opera House  

Best Job Satisfaction
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Goldman Sachs
Mazars
McDonald's
MediaCom
National Grid
PwC
Schroders
Severn Trent
Virgin Media  

Best Company Culture
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Boeing
Charles Russell
Speechlys LLP
Eversheds Sutherland
Goldman Sachs
Gowling WLG
Mazars
McDonald's
Schroders
Shoosmiths

Headline awards

Top Employer for School Leavers
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bryan Cave Leighton
Paisner
Charles Russell
Speechlys LLP
Dentons
EY
Goldman Sachs
Mazars
McDonald's
National Grid
PwC
Smith & Williamson
Virgin Media 

Best Intermediate Apprenticeship
Anchor Hanover
Bloor Homes
British Airways
DAF Trucks
Devon County Council
ENGIE
Greene King
Plymouth City Council
Shoosmiths
The Royal Opera House  

Best Advanced Apprenticeship
Boeing
Burges Salmon
Mace
Mazars
MediaCom
National Grid
Softcat
TUI
Virgin Media
WSP  

Best Higher Apprenticeship
AO.com
Bryan Cave Leighton
Paisner
DAC Beachcroft
Hazlewoods LLP
Mace
National Grid
PwC
Severn Trent
Smith & Williamson
Virgin Media  

Best Degree Apprenticeship
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bentley Motors
Charles Russell
Speechlys LLP
Dentons
Goldman Sachs
Kennedys
Mazars
PwC
Severn Trent
Womble Bond Dickinson  

Best School Leaver Programme
BP
EY
Hazlewoods LLP
IBM
Laing O'Rourke
Mazars
McDonald's
National Audit Office
PwC
Schroders

Industry awards

Top Employer - Accounting & Professional Services
BDO
Crowe
EY
Hazlewoods LLP
Lovewell Blake
Mazars
MHA MacIntyre
Hudson
National Audit Office
PwC
Smith & Williamson  

Top Employer - Automotive
Bentley Motors
Mercedes-Benz
Robins & Day  

Top Employer - Banking & Financial Services
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Goldman Sachs
Lloyd's of London
Lloyds Banking Group
RSA
Santander
Schroders
UBS  

Top Employer - Construction
Ashtead Plant Hire Company
Bloor Homes
Costain
Currie & Brown
Laing O'Rourke
Mace
Morgan Sindall
NG Bailey
Wates  

Top Employer - Energy & Utilities
BP
EDF Energy
ENGIE
National Grid
Severn Trent UK
Power Networks
Virgin Media  

Top Employer - Engineering
Boeing
British Sugar
Cavendish Nuclear
DAF Trucks
KONE
Liberty Speciality Steels
Mott MacDonald
Schneider Electric
Tata Steel
WSP  

Top Employer - Hospitality & Tourism
Bill's
British Airways
GoSkydive
Greene King
KFC
McDonald's
TUI  

Top Employer - IT & Technology
Arvato
Capgemini
CCS Media
DST Systems
IBM
IRESS
Ricoh
Softcat  

Top Employer - Law
Addleshaw Goddard
Bryan Cave Leighton
Paisner
Burges Salmon
Charles Russell
Speechlys LLP DAC
Beachcroft
Dentons
Eversheds Sutherland
Gowling WLG
Irwin Mitchell
Kennedys  

Top Employer - Media & the Arts
BBC
IPG Mediabrands
MediaCom
The Royal Opera House  

Top Employer - Public Sector
Basildon Council
Devon County Council
DSTL
Islington Council
London Borough of Hackney
Plymouth City Council
Sandwell MBC  

Top Employer - Real Estate & Property
CBRE UK
Colliers International
Cushman & Wakefield  

Top Employer - Retail
Buy It Direct
DFS
Morrisons  

Top Employer - Science & FMCG
AO.com
Solenis
Unilever

Training Provider awards

Best Training Provider
AMRC
Calex
escalla
Neath Port Talbot College
Performance Learning Group
Philips Hair Academy
Qube Learning
Training Plus Merseyside
WhiteHat
Wiltshire College

Best Teaching
Calex
escalla
LRTT
Neath Port Talbot College
Performance Learning Group
Philips Hair Academy
Qube Learning
Training Plus Merseyside
WhiteHat
Wiltshire College  

Best for Assessment & Feedback
Calex
escalla
Neath Port Talbot College
Performance Learning Group
Philips Hair Academy
Qube Learning
Train'd Up
Training Plus Merseyside
WhiteHat
Wiltshire College  

Best Learning Experience
escalla
Lifetime LRTT
Neath Port Talbot College
Performance Learning Group
Qube Learning
Remit Riverside Training
Training Plus Merseyside
WhiteHat  

Best for Personal Support
AMRC
Calex
escalla
Manchester Metropolitan University
Neath Port Talbot College
Performance Learning Group
Philips Hair Academy
Qube Learning
Training Plus Merseyside
WhiteHat 

 

Thursday, 28 March 2019

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