NUE Awards 2020

NUE Awards 11th birthday

The winners of the 2020 National Undergraduate Employability Awards, organised by, 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

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 
Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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

Best Intern
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

Attending the NUE awards was an amazing experience. It was inspiring to hear the keynote speakers discussing the value of undergraduate employment.
Angus George
Angus George
The NUE awards was a fantastic event, and one of a kind in terms of the focus it has on placement opportunities, and helping students secure top quality work experience.
Lizzy Jones
Lizzy Jones
We enjoyed the NUE Awards as every year professionally organized event with very inspirational speakers. Looking forward to partnering with you and here’s to the 10th anniversary of the NUE Awards
Ula Dolska
Ula Dolska

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