TARGETjobs awards: all the winners

TARGETjobs awards: all the winners


The night of Thursday 20th March saw the tenth anniversary TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards take place in the packed Great Room of London’s Grosvenor House, with guests from all sectors of the graduate recruitment marketplace converging to celebrate the very best achievements of the past year.

There were welcomes from GTI CEO Graham Storey, Jez Langhorn – senior VP, chief people officer of headline sponsor McDonald’s (one of the UK’s biggest employers of young people), and Helen Bird, sales director of media partner The Guardian, before Jonathan Ross was introduced to great acclaim as celebrity host for the evening.

Twenty-eight trophies were presented in total, with law firm Clifford Chance picking up the top award for graduate recruiter of the year.

The full list of winners, in order of presentation, is as follows:

AGCAS award (for excellence in careers and employability services engagement): Shell

advancement of social mobility in graduate recruitment (new for this year): Credit Suisse

Sector awards:

  • accounting & financial management: PwC
  • banking, insurance & financial services: HSBC
  • construction, civil engineering & surveying: Atkins
  • consulting: McKinsey
  • consumer (manufacturing & marketing): Unilever
  • energy & utilities: BP
  • engineering, design & manufacture: Rolls-Royce
  • investment banking & investment: J.P. Morgan
  • IT & technology: Google
  • law: Allen & Overy
  • logistics, transport & supply chain: British Airways
  • public: NHS Graduate Schemes
  • retail: John Lewis
  • scientific R&D: GlaxoSmithKline

use of social media: Army

apprenticeship programme: HSBC

school-leaver programme: KPMG (agency: SMRS)

apprentice of the year: Reece Morrison, Mott MacDonald

student marketing campaign (fewer than 50 graduates): Microsoft (agency: Aia Worldwide)

student marketing campaign (more than 50 graduates): Deloitte (agency: Havas People)

graduate recruitment website: Enterprise Rent-A-Car (agency: Hodes)

undergraduate internship/vacation programme: BP

innovation on campus: E.ON (agency: Blackbridge)

rising star: Kyle McQueen, Barclays

diversity recruitment: Teach First (agency: This City)

graduate employer of the year: Clifford Chance.

Ri5 adds its congratulations to all the winners in this anniversary year, with the usual commiserations to all those who came close (and not so close).

Friday, 21 March 2014

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