We wouldn't be able to put on much of a show without our sponsors. They all have a real passion for exceptional graduate recruitment – read their stories here.
Our media partner – The Guardian
The Guardian is proud to have been media partner for the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards for the last 5 years.
Each year, the awards go from strength to strength, and it’s a real opportunity for those working in the Graduate Recruitment sector, alongside suppliers and agencies, to really celebrate all the great work that goes on.
From our point of view the partnership we have with GTI for the awards demonstrates our collective commitment to the graduate sector. Media coverage of graduate employment has been less than positive in recent years, but events like this go against the grain and highlight some of the truly inspiring work that goes on across the UK in hiring the best and brightest talent - its this good news story that we feature each year, both in print and online, and we are delighted to do so!
Our research partner – trendence UK
trendence is the UK’s leading employment research institute, with over 52,000 students participating in the annual graduate research project.
With respondents from 126 universities, the trendence Graduate Study is the most comprehensive study into the employer perceptions, job expectations and career aspirations of the UK’s university students.
The research includes detailed information on students by year of study, gender, ethnicity, social profile, nationality, linguistic ability, university attended and more – plus information on over 480 UK employers.
trendence research is used by organisations to review, re-evaluate and refocus their graduate recruitment strategies. This data is the source of the sector awards at the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards.The trendence Graduate Study also sits behind The Guardian UK 300 rankings, with 100,000 copies distributed to the UK’s top universities every year.
Our founder sponsor – Teach First
‘Teach First is a charity working to end educational inequality. We believe inspirational teaching and leadership is key to helping every child succeed, regardless of their background. Since 2002 over 7000 graduates have joined the Teach First Leadership Development Programme (LDP) in schools across England and Wales and helped change the lives of thousands of young people in low-income communities.
The LDP is a personalised programme encompassing high-quality training, supportive coaching, work experience and a PGCE qualification. The skills and experience gained can be taken forward into any career. That’s why many businesses recognise our programme’s ability to effect change and develop leaders for the future. Put simply, they know that graduates who can engage, stimulate and inspire in the classroom can handle pretty much any situation in any organisation.
As founding sponsors we are delighted to have the opportunity to share our theory of change and celebrate best practice with our colleagues in the Graduate Recruitment Industry’
James Darley, Graduate Recruitment Director, Teach First
Sponsoring the AGCAS award for careers service engagement
The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) is the professional body for careers and employability professionals working with students and graduates in higher education and prospective entrants to HE. The AGCAS membership currently comprises 150 member services and over 2,500 individuals. Our members are based mainly, though not exclusively, in the UK and Ireland. AGCAS also has over 50 members overseas, with representation in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Slovenia and the USA. AGCAS members are passionate about career development and offer expertise in employability. We are very proud to sponsor the AGCAS award for careers service engagement. We invite HE careers services to nominate an employer with whom they work collaboratively to ensure that students are equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience that will allow them to enter, thrive in, and gain satisfaction from the world of work. This award recognises and promotes the important contribution many employers make to the work of careers services.
AGCAS can help employers raise their profile and network with careers and employability professionals:
Sponsoring the most popular graduate recruiter in consulting award
CEB is a best practice insight and technology company. In partnership with leading organisations around the globe, we develop innovative solutions to drive corporate performance. CEB equips leaders at more than 10,000 companies with the intelligence to effectively manage talent, customers, and operations. CEB is a trusted partner to 90% of the Fortune 500, nearly 75% of the Dow Jones Asian Titans, and more than 85% of the FTSE 100. More at cebglobal.com.
CEB Talent Assessment™ offerings help organisations assess, select, and develop the right people for the right roles using science-based assessments, benchmark data, technologies, and consultancy services.
Our offerings can be integrated into different stages of the graduate selection processes and include Sift-Out and Select-In Tools, 3D Graduate Talent Simulations, and Graduate Talent Analytics. We also help:
- Prove that your graduate recruitment efforts are getting the right graduates for your organisation before your competitors do
- Reinforce a position as graduate employer of choice and advance the employer engagement process
- Convey a positive candidate experience
- Benchmark your graduate talent and compare them to the wider geographical and industry sector graduate talent pool
- Create a pipeline for leadership talent.
For more information, visit www.cebglobal.com/graduate-hire
University of Leicester
Sponsoring the advancement of social mobility in graduate recruitment award
Consistently ranked amongst Britain’s leading universities, there is more beneath the surface at Leicester. Alongside high quality research and excellent teaching, we are re-defining the impact a university can have in the 21st century and are proud to be the amongst the most inclusive of the UK’s top 20 leading universities. We consistently attract a high numbers of students from under-represented groups but, as pioneers of the Higher Education Achievement Record, our commitment to an inclusive and accessible culture goes much further than providing a first class education. We work with employers and graduate developers to help the brightest talent – regardless of their background – understand, work towards, and access, the most sought after graduate roles. We firmly believe that the greatest impact on social mobility comes through employment. By sponsoring this award we want to celebrate employers that not only share in this vision but, like the University of Leicester, are leading the way to make this happen.
Sponsoring the best use of social media award
Lloyd’s is the world’s only specialist insurance and reinsurance market that offers a unique concentration of expertise and talent, backed by strong financial ratings and international licences. It is often the first to insure new, unusual or complex risks, proving innovative insurance solutions for local, cross border and global risks. Its strength lies in the diversity and expertise of the brokers and managing agents working at Lloyd’s, supported by capital from across the world. In 2015, more than 90 syndicates are underwriting insurance and reinsurance at Lloyd’s, covering all lines of business from more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Lloyd’s is regulated by the Prudential Regulatory Authority and Financial Conduct Authority.
Sponsoring the most popular graduate recruiter in law award
A university education, powered by industry experience.
Pearson College London was launched in 2012 as part of Pearson PLC, the only FTSE 100 company offering degrees in the UK.
Industry engagement is at the core of everything that we do; it’s the key to delivering our vision of empowering the people that will change the world.
Our mission is clear: to become the UK’s leading university for in-depth industry engagement. Our academic schools are united by our mantra “designed, developed, delivered by industry” and we ensure our students graduate industry ready, as their career starts from day one.
Pearson Business School offers a range of degrees and degree apprenticeship programmes, and it is the first to offer a Rotational Degree Apprenticeship, an unrivalled opportunity to combine apprenticeships across three different leading companies and complete a degree over a three year structured training programme. Some of the employer partners we work with include corporate giants such as Tesco, Unilever, Direct Line Group, IBM, and WPP’s Ogilvy.
Industry engagement drives us; it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. And it is what will take us, and our students, into the future.
Sponsoring the best school leaver programme award
Realise your potential at RSM.
At RSM we provide a challenging and rewarding environment and the chance for you to build your own knowledge and expertise while helping your clients to realise their ambitions.
Our dedication to providing outstanding levels of client service means we’re always on the lookout for bright and ambitious individuals to join our global team of talented professionals. We provide extensive training and development to help you achieve your best.
At RSM, you will be valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognised for your accomplishments and potential. RSM, providing audit, tax and consulting services to middle-market leaders, globally.
As sponsors, we are very excited to share with you our brand values as a unified global network.