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Shortlists 2021

Here are our 2021 TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards shortlists!

To view the 2020 winners, click here.

The sector awards

The most popular graduate recruiter in accounting and financial management award 2021, sponsored by Lloyd's

  • BDO
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • FTI Consulting
  • Grant Thornton
  • KPMG
  • National Audit Office
  • PwC
  • RSM
  • Smith & Williamson

The most popular graduate recruiter in banking, insurance and financial services award 2021, sponsored by NFU Mutual

  • American Express
  • Bank of England
  • Barclays
  • Bloomberg L.P.
  • Capital One
  • Financial Conduct Authority
  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • HSBC
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • London Stock Exchange Group

The most popular graduate recruiter in construction, civil engineering and surveying award 2021, sponsored by the University of Exeter

  • AECOM
  • Arup
  • Atkins
  • Balfour Beatty
  • BAM Construct UK
  • Buro Happold
  • Kier Group
  • Laing O'Rourke
  • Mott MacDonald
  • WSP

The most popular graduate recruiter in consulting award 2021, sponsored by SHL

  • Accenture
  • Bain & Company
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • BT
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • IBM
  • KPMG
  • McKinsey & Company
  • PwC

The most popular graduate recruiter in consumer goods – manufacturing and marketing award 2021, sponsored by TJX Europe

  • Diageo
  • GSK
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • L'Oréal
  • Mars
  • Mondelez International
  • Nestlé
  • Procter & Gamble (P&G)
  • Reckitt
  • Unilever

The most popular graduate recruiter in energy and utilities award 2021, sponsored by Global

  • Anglian Water
  • BP
  • EDF Energy
  • ExxonMobil
  • ScottishPower
  • Severn Trent
  • Shell
  • SSE
  • TotalEnergies
  • Yorkshire Water

The most popular graduate recruiter in engineering, design and manufacture award 2021, sponsored by SHL

  • Airbus
  • BAE Systems
  • BMW Group
  • Boeing
  • British Airways
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains
  • Network Rail
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Siemens

The most popular graduate recruiter in hospitality, leisure and tourism award 2021, sponsored by TARGETjobs

  • Camp America
  • Center Parcs
  • Hilton
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Marriott International
  • Merlin Entertainments
  • P&O
  • Radisson Hotel Group
  • Travelodge
  • TUI Travel

The most popular graduate recruiter in investment banking and investment award 2021, sponsored by TARGETconnect

  • Bank of America
  • Barclays
  • BlackRock
  • Citi
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Goldman Sachs
  • HSBC
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Morgan Stanley

The most popular graduate recruiter in IT and technology award 2021, sponsored by Skyscanner

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • ASOS
  • Bloomberg L.P.
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Siemens
  • Sky

The most popular graduate recruiter in law award 2021, sponsored by Cibyl

  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Bird & Bird
  • Clifford Chance
  • Clyde & Co
  • DLA Piper
  • Irwin Mitchell
  • Linklaters
  • Slaughter and May
  • White & Case LLP

The most popular graduate recruiter in logistics, transport and supply chain award 2021, sponsored by Blackbridge

  • Boeing
  • British Airways
  • DHL
  • FirstGroup
  • McLaren
  • Transport for London

The most popular graduate recruiter in the public sector award 2021, sponsored by Transform Society

  • BBC
  • British Council
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • GCHQ
  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • Local Government – National Graduate Development Programme
  • MI5 – The Security Service
  • MI6 – Secret Intelligence Service
  • NHS Leadership Academy
  • Teach First

The most popular graduate recruiter in retail award 2021, sponsored by University of Leicester School of Business

  • Aldi
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Arcadia
  • Asda
  • ASOS
  • Boots
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Tesco
  • TJX Europe (TK Maxx)

The most popular graduate recruiter in scientific research and development award 2021, sponsored by GTI recruiting Solutions

  • AstraZeneca
  • Bayer
  • Boots
  • Cancer Research UK
  • GSK
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Ministry of Defence – Defence Equipment & Support
  • Pfizer
  • Roche
  • STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council)

The professional panel awards

The best university employability strategy award 2021, sponsored by ICAEW

  • University of Bolton
  • University of East London
  • Edge Hill University
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Huddersfield
  • Kingston University
  • London Metropolitan University
  • Pearson College London
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • UCL Careers

The best social mobility strategy award 2021, sponsored by the University of Leicester

  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • Clifford Chance - ACCESS
  • Clyde & Co
  • Credit Suisse
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Morgan Stanley
  • MSD
  • Orbit

The early careers professional of the year award 2021, sponsored by AMS

  • Laura Anderson, HSBC
  • Kerry Beer, Johnson Matthey
  • Sana Butt, EY
  • Rachael Doyle, IBM
  • Ashley Hever, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Marie Murphy, EY
  • Hannah Satchwell, Orbit
  • Sam Turnpenny, Accenture

The student panel awards

The apprentice of the year award 2021, sponsored by Clyde & Co

  • Kate Haynes, IBM
  • Charlie Hewitt, Clyde & Co
  • Jessica Liddy, Google
  • Katherine Locke, IBM
  • Abby Mullord, GSK
  • Simren Samra, KPMG
  • Annabelle Simmonds, EY
  • Umayah Tahsin, PwC
  • Veronica Wadhwa, Accenture
  • Shannon Wilson, IBM

The best school leaver programme award 2021, sponsored by Havas People

  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner – Manchester Legal Apprenticeship
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Orbit
  • PwC

The best diversity and inclusion strategy award 2021, sponsored by AstraZeneca

  • Accenture
  • American Express
  • Aon
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • Clifford Chance – Black History Month
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • EY
  • Police Now (submitted by Renegade)
  • SumUp
  • Tesco

The best internship or placement programme award 2021, sponsored by Rolls-Royce

  • Aon
  • Bank of America
  • Bloomberg L.P.
  • Civil Service Fast Stream and Early Talent
  • Clifford Chance – LIFT
  • DLA Piper – Summer Internship
  • IBM
  • Macfarlanes
  • Sky
  • SumUp

The best on-boarding experience award 2021, sponsored by Meet & Engage

  • Accenture
  • Clifford Chance
  • DLA Piper
  • IBM
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Lloyds Banking Group (submitted by DRPG)
  • nucleargraduates
  • Philip Morris International – EVOLV
  • Santander UK
  • Thames Water

The best student marketing campaign award 2021, sponsored by L'Oréal

  • Accenture (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Balfour Beatty (submitted by SMRS)
  • Barclays (submitted by Stafford Long & Partners)
  • EY
  • Lloyds Banking Group (submitted by Experience & MSL)
  • PepsiCo Europe
  • Rolls-Royce (submitted by Blackbridge)
  • Sky Early Careers (submitted by Symphony Talent)
  • Teach First
  • WSP (submitted by Havas People)

The best virtual assessment experience award 2021, sponsored by PeopleScout

  • Clifford Chance
  • Clyde & Co
  • Computacenter
  • DCC plc
  • Johnson Matthey
  • KPMG (submitted by Cappfinity)
  • Macfarlanes
  • PwC (submitted by Amberjack)
  • Thames Water
  • Virgin Media (submitted by Amberjack)

The best virtual attraction activity or campaign award 2021, sponsored by HSBC

  • Accenture (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Bloomberg L.P.
  • Clifford Chance – Event Hub
  • Clifford Chance – Global Virtual Internships
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • EY (submitted by Radancy)
  • Macfarlanes
  • PwC
  • Siemens (submitted by Radancy)

The rising star award 2021, sponsored by Lidl GB

  • Lucia Bizikova, DLA Piper
  • Jasmine Cottrell, IBM
  • Shibani Datta, HSBC
  • Sami Halepota, Police Now (submitted by Renegade)
  • Sophie King, Computacenter
  • Tommy King, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Julie Lynch, Aon
  • David Sint, IBM
  • Gemma Willox, Mondelēz International
  • Alex Young, Computacenter

The AGCAS award

The AGCAS award for excellence in careers and employability service engagement 2021, sponsored by AGCAS

  • B&Q (nominated by Solent University)
  • Babcock (nominated by University of Plymouth)
  • Lounge Underwear (nominated by Birmingham City University)
  • NHS (nominated by University of Westminster)

The graduate employer of the year

The graduate employer of the year award 2021, sponsored by Symphony Talent

  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • DLA Piper
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • IBM
  • PwC
  • Teach First 

To view the 2020 winners, click here.