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Winners 2017

Our 2017 TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment winners!

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To view the 2016 winners, click here.

The best university employability strategy

The best university employability strategy award 2017, sponsored by The Army

Winner: Newcastle University

  • University of Birmingham
  • Edge Hill University
  • University of Glasgow
  • Kingston University
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Manchester
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • The University of South Wales (USW)
  • University of Southampton

The best social mobility strategy

The best social mobility strategy 2017, sponsored by the University of Leicester

Winner: Barclays (submitted by Capp)

  • Bank of England
  • Barclays Apprentices (submitted by Stafford Long)
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • Deloitte
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car (submitted by Hodes)
  • EY (submitted by Capp)
  • FDM Group
  • Mayer Brown
  • Severn Trent Water (submitted by Capp)

The AGCAS award

The AGCAS award for careers service engagement 2017, sponsored by AGCAS

Winner: King's Group Spain – nominated by Aston University

  • Civil Service – nominated by University of Kent
  • EY – nominated by The University of Edinburgh
  • FDM – nominated by Kingston University
  • Goldman Sachs – nominated by University of Westminster
  • TEKEVER – nominated by University of Southampton

The sector awards

The most popular graduate recruiter in accounting and financial management award 2017, sponsored by ICAEW

Winner: PwC

  • BDO
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Grant Thornton
  • KPMG
  • National Audit Office
  • RSM

The most popular graduate recruiter in banking, insurance and financial services award 2017, sponsored by CEB

Winner: Bank of England

  • American Express
  • Barclays
  • Bloomberg
  • Financial Conduct Authority
  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • HSBC Bank plc
  • Lloyd's
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Santander

The most popular graduate recruiter in construction, civil engineering and surveying award 2017, sponsored by trendence UK

Winner: Arup

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

The most popular graduate recruiter in consulting award 2017, sponsored by Dawson Walker

Winner: PwC

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

The most popular graduate recruiter in consumer goods – manufacturing and marketing award 2017, sponsored by Capp

Winner: adidas Group

  • Diageo
  • Fuller, Smith & Turner (Fuller's Brewery)
  • GSK
  • L'Oréal
  • Mars
  • Mondelez International (Kraft, Cadbury)
  • Nestlé
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Unilever

The most popular graduate recruiter in energy and utilities award 2017, sponsored by Blackbridge Communications

Winner: BP

  • Anglian Water Services
  • E.ON
  • EDF Energy
  • ExxonMobil
  • Shell
  • SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy)
  • Thames Water
  • Total
  • Yorkshire Water

The most popular graduate recruiter in engineering, design and manufacture award 2017, sponsored by UK Power Networks

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

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

The most popular graduate recruiter in hospitality, leisure and tourism award 2017, sponsored by TARGETrecruit

Winner: Hilton

  • Camp America
  • Center Parcs
  • Fitness First
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Marriott International
  • P&O
  • Radisson Edwardian
  • Thomas Cook
  • TUI Travel

The most popular graduate recruiter in investment banking and investment award 2017, sponsored by Graduate Promotions

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 2017, sponsored by Colt Technology Services

Winner: Google

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

The most popular graduate recruiter in law award 2017, sponsored by Pearson College London

Winner: Allen & Overy LLP

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Clifford Chance
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Irwin Mitchell
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Slaughter and May

The most popular graduate recruiter in logistics, transport and supply chain award 2017, 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 2017, sponsored by the University of Exeter

Winner: MI6 – Secret Intelligence Service

  • British Council
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • European Commission
  • 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 2017, sponsored by TK Maxx

Winner: Amazon

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Aldi
  • Arcadia Group
  • Boots
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • Lidl
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Next Retail PLC
  • TK Maxx

The most popular graduate recruiter in scientific research and development award 2017, sponsored by cut-e

Winner: GSK

  • AstraZeneca
  • Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
  • Bayer
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Merck
  • nucleargraduates
  • Pfizer
  • STFC (The Science and Technology Facilities Council)

The student panel awards

The apprentice of the year award 2017, sponsored by BPP

Winner: Caitlin Sirkett, Aon

  • Chris Achiampong, IBM
  • Ashley Bird, IBM
  • Emily Cooper, BDO LLP
  • Billy Davies, Laing O'Rourke (submitted by 106 Comms)
  • Charlotte Jones, AECOM
  • Kayleigh Leatherdale, Aon
  • Gabriele Scavinskyte, KPMG
  • Thomas Sherlock, IBM
  • Brett Whitehead, AECOM

The best school leaver programme award 2017, sponsored by RSM

Winner: EY (submitted by MSLGROUP)

  • Barclays Technology
  • Barratt Developments PLC – apprenticeship programme
  • BP (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • BT Finance (submitted by Capp)
  • BT Fleet (submitted by Capp)
  • BT TV (submitted by Capp)
  • CGI
  • Compass Group (submitted by Blackbridge)
  • Laing O'Rourke (submitted by 106 Comms)

The best diversity strategy award 2017, sponsored by HSBC Bank plc

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

  • Barclays (submitted by Capp)
  • BP (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • CGI
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • Lloyds Banking Group (submitted by Capp)
  • Severn Trent Water (submitted by Capp)
  • Stafford Long
  • Teach First
  • Unilever

The best innovation in student recruitment award 2017, sponsored by Havas People

Winner: Allen & Overy LLP (submitted by Graduate Promotions)

  • Accenture (submitted by AIA Worldwide)
  • Barclays – Markets Insight Game
  • Barclays – New immersive recruitment process (submitted by Capp)
  • CGI
  • Lidl (submitted by OME)
  • Lloyds Banking Group – Discover What Matters (submitted by ExperienceCo)
  • Nestlé (submitted by Hodes)
  • PwC (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Unilever (submitted by Hodes)

The best work experience programme award 2017, sponsored by ThirtyThree

Winner: Allen & Overy LLP

  • Barclays
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • Clifford Chance
  • CMS
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car (submitted by Hodes)
  • IBM – Ignite programme
  • Laing O'Rourke (submitted by 106 Comms)
  • Teach First
  • Willis Towers Watson

The best student marketing campaign (for organisations recruiting fewer than 50 graduates a year) award 2017, sponsored by Laing O’Rourke

Winner: L'Oréal (submitted by Hodes)

  • Colt Technology Services
  • Mayer Brown (submitted by Hodes)
  • Simmons & Simmons LLP (submitted by AIA Worldwide)
  • Taylor Wessing (submitted by Hodes)
  • Volkswagen Group UK (submitted by ThirtyThree)

The best student marketing campaign (for organisations recruiting more than 50 graduates a year) award 2017, sponsored by L’Oréal

Winner: Thales (submitted by AIA Worldwide)

  • Accenture (submitted by AIA Worldwide)
  • AXA (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Clifford Chance
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car (submitted by Hodes)
  • EY (submitted by MSL Group)
  • Frontline (submitted by TMP Worldwide)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • HM Treasury (submitted by TMP Worldwide)
  • PA Consulting Group (submitted by ThirtyThree)

The best use of social media award 2017, sponsored by Lloyd’s

Winner: Capgemini

  • Allen & Overy LLP (submitted by Graduate Promotions)
  • Barclays
  • CGI
  • Citi
  • Clifford Chance
  • Deutsche Bank (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Shoosmiths LLP
  • Unilever – #PutItRight campaign (submitted by Hodes)

The rising star award 2017, sponsored by Lidl

Winner: Mustafa Kheraluwala, Rolls-Royce

  • Alex Bill, AECOM
  • Jamie Cooper-Higgins, Barclays
  • Alvaro Corral, Mott MacDonald
  • Hannah Davies, GSK
  • Mitali Gohel, BT (submitted by Capp)
  • Benjamin Hempel, IBM
  • Simon Perks, Mott MacDonald
  • Riccardo Puca, Rolls-Royce
  • Joël Thai, AECOM

The best graduate website award 2017, sponsored by TMP Worldwide

Winner: Lloyds Banking Group (submitted by MSLGROUP)

  • Clifford Chance
  • CMS
  • Credit Suisse
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • ICAEW
  • Marks & Spencer (submitted by AIA Worldwide)
  • NHS (submitted by TMP Worldwide)
  • Police Now (submitted by Tonic)
  • Thales (submitted by AIA Worldwide)

The best on-boarding experience award 2017, sponsored by Eli

Winner: CGI

  • Capgemini
  • Deutsche Bank (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Express Vending
  • Frontline
  • nucleargraduates
  • Santander
  • Skanska
  • Thales (submitted by AIA Worldwide)
  • Willis Towers Watson

The graduate employer of the year

The graduate employer of the year award 2017, sponsored by Hodes

Winner: Allen & Overy LLP

  • Barclays
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • Diageo Plc
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Lloyds Banking Group

To view the 2016 winners, click here.