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2017 Winners

2017 marks the eighth annual National Undergraduate Employability Awards as well as RMP Enterprise’s 10th birthday! It has been a truly amazing 10 years and to be able to celebrate it with everyone who has helped make it so special is fantastic.

Having received over 500 entries for this year's NUE Awards, we have been able to gain a real insight into the invaluable contributions and incredible achievements of our many stakeholders in the undergraduate work experience market. It’s safe to say all of our winners across the three categories have gone above and beyond to exceed expectations.

A huge thank you to all of those who nominated this year and congratulations to our finalists and well deserved winners.

Ollie and the RMP team

Winners Announced

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Employer Awards

Top Undergraduate Employer

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Sponsored by PlaceNet

Unfortunately, we have to keep the winner of this award TOP SECRET until September 2017! The Top Undergraduate Employers Table will be announced in a nationwide PR launch, to coincide with the release of our next publication of A Student’s Guide to the Top Undergraduate Employers at the start of the 2017 - 2018 academic year.

Top Medium-sized Undergraduate Scheme

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Sponsored by Hodes

As above, we have to keep the winner of this award TOP SECRET until September 2017! The Top Undergraduate Employers Table will be announced in a nationwide PR launch, to coincide with the release of our next publication of A Student’s Guide to the Top Undergraduate Employers at the start of the 2017 - 2018 academic year.

Best Small to Medium-sized Employer

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Sponsored by Lidl

The Best Small to Medium-sized Undergraduate Employer (SME) Award celebrates small businesses who offer excellent work experience opportunities for undergraduate students.

Winner: ProspectSoft

Finalists:
Borro
Egress Software Technologies
Golfbreaks.com
Magpie
Sparx
Supreme Creations
Tekever
TLC Marketing UK
Whym

Best New Provider of Work Experience

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Sponsored by etc. venues

This Award celebrates the introduction of well designed and effective work experience / structured undergraduate schemes by organisations in the last three years.

Winner: PCMS Group

Finalists:
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Keystone Group
Laing O’Rourke
We Are Nova Ltd

Best Diversity Initiative in Work Experience

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Sponsored by Computacenter

This Award recognises and promotes inclusion and diversity in work experience for all students within a company.

Winner: Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Finalists:
Bank of England
Change 100 (Leonard Cheshire Disability)
Civil Service Fast Stream
L’Oréal

Best Short-term Insight Scheme

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Sponsored by Accenture

This Award recognises the company that places real value on students during a short­-term insight or vacation scheme, contributing to the development of a future talent pool within the academic year of 2016/17.

Winner: Teach First

Finalists:
Citi
L’Oréal
Simmons & Simmons
Taylor Wessing

Best On Campus Marketing Campaign

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Sponsored by On-Campus Promotions

This is an Award to recognise and reward those employers who have created a targeted campaign on campus with a main focus to deliver ROI and hires to the business.

Winner: EY (submitted by MSL Group)

Finalists:
Accenture (submitted by AIA Worldwide)
Herbert Smith Freehills (submitted by ThirtyThree)
Lidl UK (submitted by OnlineMediaExperts)
Marks & Spencer (submitted by AIA Worldwide)

Best Innovation On Campus

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Sponsored by RMP Connect

The Best Innovation On Campus Award celebrates the innovative and creative campaigns employers have used to create an impact on campus. Campaigns which have broken boundaries and used the latest technology to create a stir amongst students nationally.

Winner: Marks & Spencer (submitted by AIA Worldwide)

Finalists:
EY submitted by MSL Group
Lidl UK submitted by OnlineMediaExperts
Siemens
Virgin Media

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University Awards

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 office in helping students apply and maximise their work experience opportunities.

Winner: University of Huddersfield - Business School

Finalists:
University of Glasgow Careers Service - Internship Hub
University of Leeds - Faculty of Engineering Employability Team
University of Liverpool - Placement Service
University of Sheffield - Careers Service Placement Team

Best University Careers / Employability Service

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Sponsored by Microsoft

This Award celebrates the outstanding and invaluable contributions made by the university careers/employability services in helping students apply and maximise their work experience opportunities.

Winner: University of Kent

Finalists:
University of Glasgow
University of Liverpool
University of Reading
University of Westminster

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.

Winner: University of Southampton - Employer Engagement Team

Finalists:
Henley Careers, Henley Business School
University of Liverpool - Placement Team
University of Reading - Careers Centre
University of Southampton - Placements Office - Faculty of Business, Law and Art

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.

Winner: Ann Cooper - University of Southampton

Finalists:
Andrew Stainton - University of Huddersfield
Rebecca Evans - University of Leeds
Rachael Collins - University of Liverpool
Sue Welland - University of Birmingham

Best Collaboration between a University and Employer

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Sponsored by IMI Precision Engineering

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

Winner: Cardiff University & Hugh James Solicitors

Highly Commended: University of Lincoln, Careers and Employability Team & The Lincolnshire Police

Finalists:
University of Kent, Business School & Enterprise Rent-A-Car
University of Leeds & The Department for Work and Pensions
University of Southampton & Grosvenor Britain and Ireland

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Student Awards

Best Placement Student

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Sponsored by L'Oréal

This Award celebrates the genuine and measurable impact students have contributed whilst on placement to businesses across the UK.

Winner: Pei Lyn Tey - GSK

Finalists:
Andrew Hawthorne – BMW Group
Hamza Khan – Microsoft
Karabo Mazibuko – Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Mark Rodmell – Virgin Media

Best Intern

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Sponsored by Citi

This Award celebrates intern students who have exceeded expectations and genuinely made a significant impact to their team, department or the business as a whole.

Winner: Kuljeet Singh – Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Finalists:
Hristo Anastasov – PwC
Kajal Shukla – Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Lawrence Williamson – Buro Happold
Timothy Taylor – HSBC

Best Student Contribution to a Small to Medium-Sized Employer

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Sponsored by ProspectSoft

This Award recognises the student who has exceeded expectations and genuinely made a significant impact to the small to medium-sized business as a whole.

Winner: David McReynolds – EDGE

Finalists:
Amanda Olsson – Golfbreaks.com
Kadi Tamjarv – Home Energy Scotland (HES)
Sarah Eaves – First Response Group
Tom Reed – TEKEVER

Best University Society

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Sponsored by Enterprise Rent-A-Car

This Award celebrates the university society who have a real passion in supporting their members with employability skills.

Winner: Warwick Consulting Society

Finalists:
Enactus Loughborough
Sheffield Hallam Food and Nutrition Society
University of Bristol Consulting Society
University of Bristol Law Club

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