University of Reading Careers Service and Henley Business School

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About the award

This award celebrates the university careers / employability service which helps students apply and maximise their work experience opportunities. 

Why they won

The careers service showed excellent collaboration with employers which has seen a 24% year-on-year increase in employers on campus. Their new ‘employer panel‘ initiative has been particularly successful, seeing over 50 employers giving over 400 students insights into work experience. 

Through initiatives such as their new Pizza, Prosecco and Placements event, they’re seeing third more students attending events compared to last year. On seeing the stats in engagement from students uptaking work experience opportunities Henley Business School and Reading Careers Service were clear winners.


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A word from the sponsor


At Microsoft our mission is to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more. Building on one another is what we do and how we do it. It is our philosophy, our ethos.

We sponsor this Award to acknowledge the excellent work of the university careers services who we work with to attract and hire the best talent for Microsoft across the globe.