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The winners of the 2020 National Undergraduate Employability Awards, organised by RateMyPlacement.co.uk, were announced on Friday 28th February at etc.venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London.
Celebrating the outstanding achievements of employers, universities and students in undergraduate work experience, the Awards saw 500 people come together to raise a glass to the industry’s finest.
The audience was treated to inspiring speakers, including everyday heroes and adrenaline junkies, The Tempest Two, Sonya Barlow (Like Minded Females) and Emma Miles (RMP).
Big winners on the night included Accenture for the ‘Best Recruitment Marketing Campaign’ and Aston University, who picked up two awards for ‘Best University Careers / Employability Service’ and ‘Best Collaboration between a University & Employer’ with HSBC.
Other winners included Brunel University who took home the trophy for ‘Best Widening Participation Initiative’, one of two new awards introduced for 2020. Citi was crowned ‘Top Undergraduate Employer 2020-2021’, based solely on student-written reviews submitted on RateMyPlacement.co.uk.
A total of 19 Awards were handed out on the night to employers, universities and students.
NUE Awards 2020 Winners
Top Undergraduate Employer 2020/21
Top Medium-sized Undergraduate Scheme 2020/21
British American Tobacco
Top Small to Medium-sized Undergraduate Employer
Best Diversity Initiative in Work Experience
Best Short-term Insight Scheme
Best Recruitment Marketing Campaign
Siemens (Submitted by AIA Worldwide)
Best Development Programme
Best University Placement Service (Under 500 Placements)
EPS Employability and Placements Team, University of Leeds
Best University Placement Service (Over 500 Placements)
Placements Team, University of Surrey
Best University Careers / Employability Service
Careers and Placements, Aston University
Most Improved Commitment to Employability
Placements Team, Bath Spa University
Outstanding Contribution to Work Experience
Simon Price, University of Central Lancashire
Best Collaboration Between a University & Employer
Aston University & HSBC
*NEW* Best Widening Participation Initiative:
Brunel Summer Internship Programme, Brunel University London
Best Placement Student
Benjamin Dickinson, SAP
Daniel Hengstenberg, Mercateo UK
Best Student Contribution to a Small to Medium-sized Employer
Will Partridge, Prysm Group
Best Brand Manager
Fareen Bhatti, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Best University Society
UCL Entrepreneurs, University College London