NUE Awards 2021

NUE Awards 12th birthday

The winners of the 2021 National Undergraduate Employability Awards, organised by, were announced on Thursday 25th February.

Five hundred of the industry’s finest came together virtually to celebrate the outstanding achievements of employers, agencies, universities and students in undergraduate work experience.

Special Guest Speaker and Co-host of the Awards, June Sarpong, OBE inspired the audience with her journey on becoming an internationally renowned broadcaster, writer and campaigner on diversity issues.

Big winners on the night included Goldman Sachs for the Best Diversity Initiative and De Montfort University, for the Best University Careers / Employability Service Award. 

Other winners included CMS who took home the trophy for Best Virtual Internship, the brand new award introduced for 2021. Bloomberg was crowned Top Undergraduate Employer 2021-2022, based solely on student-written reviews submitted on

A total of 18 Awards were handed out on the night to employers, agencies, universities and students. 

NUE Awards 2021 Winners

Top Undergraduate Employer 2020/21 

Top Medium-sized Undergraduate Scheme 2020/21
British American Tobacco

Top Small to Medium-sized Undergraduate Employer 
TG Consulting

Best Diversity Initiative in Work Experience 
Goldman Sachs

*NEW* Best Virtual Internship

Best Recruitment Marketing Campaign 
Unlocked (Submitted by SMRS)

Best Development Programme 

Best University Placement Service (Supporting Under 750 Students)
Employability and Placements Team, Huddersfield Business School

Best University Placement Service (Supporting Over 750 Students)
Placements Team, University of Surrey

Best University Careers / Employability Service DMUworks, De Montfort University

Outstanding Contribution to Work Experience 
Vianna Renaud, Bournemouth University

Best Collaboration Between Universities & Employers 
Keele University and Mondrem CIC

Best Widening Participation Initiative:
GO Wales Team, Cardiff University

Best Placement Student
Tom Honer, IBM

Best Intern
Mehgan Howard, Aecus Recruitment

Best Student Contribution to a Small to Medium-sized Employer
Simi Vagh, Egress Software Technologies

Best Brand Manager 
Yi Kang Choo, Linklaters

Best University Society 
Business and Investment Group, London School of Economics

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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