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There are five awards for universities to enter, benchmarking excellence in the field of undergraduate employability.

All entry criteria can be found below so click on the NOMINATE button when you’re ready to start.

Good luck!

Best University Placement Service

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Sponsored by Marks & Spencer

This award celebrates the tireless and invaluable contributions made by a university placement service in the UK to help students apply and maximise their work experience opportunities.

Entry criteria:

  • Individual placement services or departments can apply, as well as placement services that are situated within the careers / employability service. If shortlisted, you must be available to attend an exclusive day at M&S’s Head Office in London on Wednesday 30th November.

Best University Careers / Employability Service

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Sponsored by Microsoft

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

Entry criteria:

  • We accept nominations from any type or size of careers / employability service in the UK who provide outstanding support and advice to students in their search for work experience.

Most Improved Commitment to Employability

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Sponsored by SAP

This award celebrates the increased commitment provided by a university department, placement or careers service in helping students apply and maximise their work experience opportunities.

Entry criteria:

  • This award is open to placement and careers / employability services in the UK who have implemented new initiatives to demonstrate an increased commitment to employability.

Outstanding Contribution to Work Experience

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Sponsored by ASET

This award celebrates the tireless and invaluable contributions made by a particular individual within a university to help students apply and maximise their work experience opportunities.

Entry criteria:

  • The individual must be employed at a university in the UK.

Best Collaboration between a University and Employer

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This award celebrates the most effective and influential collaborations developed between a university and employer/s to offer students additional employability skills and opportunities.

Entry criteria:

  • The employer and university must have worked together during the 2015/2016 academic year.