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Winners 2016

Our 2016 TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment winners!

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To view the 2015 winners, click here.

The AGCAS Award

The AGCAS award for careers service engagement 2016, sponsored by AGCAS

Winner: J.P. Morgan – nominated by Queen Mary University of London

  • Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB) – nominated by the University of Aberdeen
  • Avon and Somerset Constabulary – nominated by the University of the West of England (UWE)
  • Codebase – nominated by The University of Edinburgh
  • Horizon Nuclear Power – nominated by Bangor University
  • International Celebrity Networks – nominated by The University of Nottingham

The Sector Awards – voted for by students

The most popular graduate recruiter in accounting and financial management award 2016, sponsored by ICAEW

Winner: PwC

  • Baker Tilly (RSM)
  • BDO
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Grant Thornton
  • KPMG
  • National Audit Office

The most popular graduate recruiter in banking, insurance and financial services award 2016, sponsored by trendence UK

Winner: Barclays

  • American Express
  • Bank of England
  • Bloomberg
  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • HSBC Bank plc
  • Lloyd's
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Santander
  • Zurich Insurance

The most popular graduate recruiter in construction, civil engineering and surveying award 2016, sponsored by 106

Winner: Arup

  • AECOM
  • Atkins
  • Balfour Beatty
  • BAM Construct UK
  • Barratt Developments
  • CH2M
  • Kier Group
  • Laing O'Rourke
  • Mott MacDonald

The most popular graduate recruiter in consulting award 2016, sponsored by CEB

Winner: PwC

  • Accenture
  • Bain & Company
  • Baker Tilly (RSM)
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • IBM
  • KPMG
  • McKinsey & Company

The most popular graduate recruiter in consumer goods – manufacturing and marketing award 2016, sponsored by Eli by CA3

Winner: L'Oréal

  • adidas Group
  • Diageo
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Mars
  • McDonald's Restaurants
  • Mondelez International (Kraft, Cadbury)
  • Nestlé
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Unilever

The most popular graduate recruiter in energy and utilities award 2016, sponsored by Blackbridge Communications

Winner: BP

  • Amec Foster Wheeler
  • ConocoPhillips
  • E.ON
  • ExxonMobil
  • npower
  • Sellafield
  • Shell
  • SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy)
  • Yorkshire Water

The most popular graduate recruiter in engineering, design and manufacture award 2016, sponsored by UK Power Networks

Winner: Rolls-Royce (Civil & Defence Aerospace, Marine, Energy)

  • Airbus
  • Atkins
  • BAE Systems
  • BMW Group (BMW, Mini, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars)
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains
  • Network Rail
  • Siemens
  • Transport for London

The most popular graduate recruiter in hospitality, leisure and tourism award 2016, sponsored by Graduate Promotions

Winner: Marriott International

  • Camp America
  • Center Parcs
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Merlin Entertainments
  • P&O
  • Radisson Edwardian
  • Thomas Cook
  • TUI Travel

The most popular graduate recruiter in investment banking and investment award 2016, sponsored by the University of Exeter

Winner: J.P. Morgan

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Barclays
  • BlackRock
  • Citi
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Morgan Stanley
  • UBS

The most popular graduate recruiter in IT and technology award 2016, sponsored by Arcadia

Winner: Google

  • Apple
  • Facebook
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Rockstar Games
  • Sky
  • Sony
  • Ubisoft

The most popular graduate recruiter in law award 2016, sponsored by GTI Recruiting Solutions

Winner: Allen & Overy LLP

  • Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • Clifford Chance
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Eversheds LLP
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Irwin Mitchell
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Slaughter and May

The most popular graduate recruiter in logistics, transport and supply chain award 2016, sponsored by Rolls-Royce

Winner: British Airways

  • Airbus
  • Asda
  • DHL
  • First Group
  • Network Rail
  • Transport for London

The most popular graduate recruiter in the public sector award 2016, sponsored by Dawson Walker Communications

Winner: MI6 – Secret Intelligence Service

  • British Council
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • EU Careers
  • GCHQ
  • Local Government – National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP)
  • Metropolitan Police
  • MI5 – The Security Service
  • NHS Graduate Schemes
  • Teach First

The most popular graduate recruiter in retail award 2016, sponsored by TK Maxx

Winner: Amazon

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Aldi
  • Arcadia Group
  • Asda
  • Boots
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • Lidl
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Tesco

The most popular graduate recruiter in scientific research and development award 2016, sponsored by Cut-e

Winner: Cancer Research UK

  • AstraZeneca
  • Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
  • Bayer
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Merck
  • Pfizer
  • Roche
  • STFC (The Science and Technology Facilities Council)

The Best Use of Social Media

The best use of social media award 2016, sponsored by Lloyd's

Winner: The Army

  • Amazon
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Google
  • The Royal Air Force
  • The Royal Navy
  • Sky
  • Tesco
  • Unilever
  • Virgin Media

The Student Panel Awards

The advancement of social mobility in graduate recruitment award 2016, sponsored by the University of Leicester

Winner: Enterprise Rent-A-Car (submitted by Hodes)

  • Barclays
  • Bird & Bird
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deloitte
  • EY (submitted by Capp)
  • Grant Thornton
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Teach First

The best apprenticeship programme award 2016, sponsored by HSBC Bank plc

Winner: IBM

  • Barratt Developments
  • Deloitte
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Mayer Brown
  • Microsoft
  • Network Rail
  • Severn Trent
  • Tesco

The best school-leaver programme award 2016, sponsored by RSM

Winner: National Grid

  • Barratt Developments
  • CGI
  • EY (submitted by MSLGROUP)
  • IBM
  • Laing O'Rourke (submitted by 106)

The apprentice of the year award 2016, sponsored by Capp

Winner: Amber Westmoreland – EY (submitted by MSLGROUP)

  • Lewis Churchill – IBM
  • Ben Cowan – HSBC
  • Sammy-Jo Evans – UK Power Networks
  • George Gillham – Laing O'Rourke (submitted by 106)
  • Thomas Harrison – Rolls-Royce
  • Harry Joseph – Transport for London
  • Drew Lovesey – Nationwide
  • Brodie Plunkett – EY (submitted by MSLGROUP)
  • Matthew Smyth – Rolls-Royce

The best student marketing campaign (for organisations recruiting fewer than 50 graduates a year) award 2016, sponsored by Laing O'Rourke

Winner: Lidl (submitted by OME)

  • Berwin Leighton Paisner (submitted by Tonic)
  • L'Oréal (submitted by Hodes)
  • Mars (submitted by Tonic)
  • Microsoft
  • Norton Rose Fulbright (submitted by Stafford Long)
  • Severn Trent (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Shearman & Sterling (submitted by Campaign Works)
  • Simmons & Simmons (submitted by AIA)
  • Taylor Wessing (submitted by Hodes)

The best student marketing campaign (for organisations recruiting more than 50 graduates a year) award 2016, sponsored by UCAS Media

Winner: Accenture (submitted by AIA)

  • Aldi (submitted by Penna in collaboration with McCann Manchester)
  • The Army (submitted by Tonic)
  • Bank of England (submitted by Stafford Long)
  • Bloomberg (submitted by Wave)
  • Centrica (submitted by MSLGROUP)
  • Deloitte (submitted by Havas People)
  • EY (submitted by MSL Group)
  • KPMG (submitted by TMP Worldwide)
  • Thales (submitted by AIA)

The best graduate recruitment website award 2016, sponsored by TMP Worldwide

Winner: The Army (submitted by Tonic)

  • Aldi (submitted by Penna)
  • Barclays (submitted by Stafford Long)
  • Jaguar Land Rover (submitted by Pink Squid)
  • King.com (submitted by Pink Squid)
  • Lloyds Banking Group (submitted by TMP Worldwide)
  • Microsoft
  • Shearman & Sterling (submitted by Campaign Works)
  • Teach First
  • Thales (submitted by AIA)

The best undergraduate internship/vacation programme award 2016, sponsored by ThirtyThree

Winner: Barclays

  • AstraZeneca
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • Clifford Chance (submitted by Blackbridge Communications)
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car (submitted by Hodes)
  • IBM
  • L'Oréal (submitted by Hodes)
  • National Grid
  • Teach First

The innovation on campus award 2016, sponsored by Siemens

Winner: Thales (submitted by AIA)

  • The Army (submitted by Tonic)
  • Bank of England (submitted by Stafford Long)
  • Barclays
  • Bloomberg (submitted by Wave)
  • BP (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • CMS (submitted by Hodes)
  • Lloyds Banking Group (submitted by Experience)
  • PwC (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Royal Bank of Scotland (submitted by Experience)

The rising star award 2016, sponsored by Lidl

Winner: Katie Sands – Barclays

  • Sally Bradbery – Barratt Developments
  • Jack Coward – GlaxoSmithKline
  • Edoardo Frau – Rolls-Royce
  • Ross Harper – Transport for London (submitted by Havas People)
  • Angela Lai – Mott MacDonald
  • Tim Magee – HSBC
  • Richard McMurray – IBM
  • Harriet Ruff – IBM
  • Rose Tucker – ThoughtWorks

The diversity recruitment award 2016, sponsored by TalentLens

Winner: FDM

  • Accenture
  • Barclays
  • Clifford Chance (submitted by Blackbridge Communications)
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car (submitted by Hodes)
  • IBM
  • L'Oréal (submitted by Hodes)
  • Police
  • Reed Smith
  • ThoughtWorks

The Graduate Employer of the Year

The graduate employer of the year award 2016, sponsored by Hodes

Winner: Enterprise Rent-A-Car

  • Barratt Developments
  • Clifford Chance (submitted by Blackbridge Communications)
  • IBM
  • L’Oréal
  • PwC

To view the 2015 winners, click here.