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2016 Winners

We are exceptionally proud to announce the winners in the seventh annual National Undergraduate Employability Awards.

This year's winners were of exceptional quality, across all three categories. With over 400 entries it's been an insightful journey to learn about the outstanding achievements each of our stakeholders has contributed to the undergraduate work experience market over the past year.

Thank you to all of those who nominated this year and a huge congratulations to our winners and finalists.

Ollie and the RMP team

Winners Announced

Click on the buttons below to view the winners in each category.

Employer Awards

Top Undergraduate Employer

Placenet Logo

Sponsored by PlaceNet

The winner of this Award is to be kept top secret until September 2016 when we’ll announce the Top Undergraduate Employers Table in a nationwide PR launch. This is to coincide with the release of our next publication of A Student’s Guide to the Top Undergraduate Employers at the start of the 2016 - 2017 academic year.

Top Medium-sized Undergraduate Scheme

University of Westminster Logo

Sponsored by University of Westminster

The winner of this Award is to be kept top secret until September 2016 when we’ll announce the Top Undergraduate Employers Table in a nationwide PR launch. This is to coincide with the release of our next publication of A Student’s Guide to the Top Undergraduate Employers at the start of the 2016 - 2017 academic year.

Top Small to Medium-sized Undergraduate Employer

Coventry University EC Futures Logo

Sponsored by Coventry University EC Futures

This Award recognises the small to medium-sized employer (SME) that impresses the judges with their attitude to work experience / opportunities which they offer to students.

Winner: Golfbreaks.com

Finalists:
Allelys Group
Apache North Sea
Champions Life Academy
ProspectSoft

Best New Provider of Work Experience

LinkedIn Logo

Sponsored by LinkedIn

This Award recognises the small to medium-sized employer (SME) that impresses the judges with their attitude to work experience / opportunities which they offer to students.

Winner: IMI Precision Engineering

Finalists:
Discovery Graduates
PCMS Group
Vodafone Group
YouView

Best Diversity Initiative in Work Experience

Lloyds of London

Sponsored by Lloyds of London

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

Winner: Civil Service Fast Stream

Finalists:
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
L'Oréal
Microsoft

Best Short-term Insight Scheme

AIA Worldwide

Sponsored by AIA Worldwide

This Award recognises the company that places real value on students during a short­-term insight or vacation scheme.

Winner: Deloitte

Finalists:
EY
Nabarro LLP
Schlumberger

Best On Campus Marketing Campaign

On-Campus Promotions Logo

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: Thales (submitted by AIA)

Finalists:
Accenture (submitted by AIA)
BP (submitted by ThirtyThree)
EY (submitted by MSL Group)
Mondelez International (submitted by AIA)

Best Innovation On Campus

Hodes logo

Sponsored by Hodes

Brand new for 2016, this Award celebrates the innovative and creative campaigns employers use to create the ‘wow’ factor on campus.

Winner: EY (submitted by MSL Group)

Finalists:
Accenture (submitted by AIA)
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (submitted by AIA)
Deutsche Bank (Submitted by ThirtyThree)
Virgin Media

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University Awards

Best University Placement Service

Marks and Spencers Logo

Sponsored by Marks & Spencer

This Award celebrates the tireless and invaluable contributions made by a university placement office or standalone placement service in helping students apply and maximise their work experience opportunities.


Winner: Coventry University - EC Futures

Finalists:
University of Huddersfield - Business School
University of Leeds - Faculty of Engineering, Employability Team
University of Liverpool - Placement Team Careers & Employability Service

Best University Careers / Employability Service

Microsoft

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 Birmingham

Finalists:
University of Exeter
University of Glasgow
University of Leicester
University of Reading

Most Improved Commitment to Employability

SAP Logo

Sponsored by SAP

This Award celebrates the improved efforts and services provided by a university department, placement or careers service in helping students apply and maximise their work experience opportunities.

Winner: University of Leeds - Faculty of Engineering

Finalists:
Sheffield Hallam University - Business School
University of Hull - Careers & Employability
University of Liverpool - Careers & Employability Service
University of Westminster - Career Development Centre

Outstanding Contribution to Work Experience

ASET Logo

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: Mike Grey - Coventry University

Finalists:
Bianca Moone - University of Hull
Darren Siggers - University of Liverpool
Harriet Kirk - Henley Business School
Sarah Leith - University of York

Best Collaboration between a University and Employer

Unitemps Logo

Sponsored by Unitemps

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


Winner: Ravensbourne and Ogilvy

Highly Commended: University of East Anglia and East of England Energy Group

Finalists:
Glasgow Caledonian University - Glasgow School for Business and Society and Enterprise Rent-A-Car
University of Birmingham and Capgemini
University of Nottingham Careers & Employability Service and International Celebrity Networks

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Student Awards

Best Placement Student

L'Oreal Logo

Sponsored by L'Oréal

This Award celebrates the amazing contribution that students make to businesses across the UK and abroad.

Winner: Ben Kosky - Microsoft

Finalists:
Isobel Savage - IBM UK Ltd
Jade Kelsall - PSA Peugeot Citroën
Lawrie Campbell - ConocoPhillips
Michael Bratt - John Lewis Partnership

Best Intern

BAE Systems

Sponsored by BAE Systems

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: Jack Alexander - Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Finalists:
Adam Littleboy - Rolls-Royce
Harrison White - Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Jonathon Nicholls - Gazprom
Sophie Kinnear - L'Oréal

Best Student Contribution to a Small to Medium-Sized Employer

ProspectSoft Logo

Sponsored by ProspectSoft

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

Winner: Georgina Abraham - Taragenyx

Finalists:
Iryna Myroliubova - Allelys Group
Lewis Sargent - Positiv
Rachel Pitman - ProspectSoft
Shannon North - Diamond Dispersion Ltd

Best University Society

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Logo

Sponsored by Enterprise Rent-A-Car

This Award celebrates the university society who has promoted and encouraged their members to undertake some form of work experience.

Winner: University of Warwick Law Society

Finalists:
Imperial College Consultancy Society
Loughborough University Enactus
University of Bristol Consulting Society
University of Essex Law Society

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