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Winners 2018

Here are our 2018 TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards winners!

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To view the 2017 winners, click here.

The sector awards

The most popular graduate recruiter in accounting and financial management award 2018, sponsored by TJX Europe

Winner: PwC

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

The most popular graduate recruiter in banking, insurance and financial services award 2018, sponsored by NFU Mutual

Winner: Bank of England

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

The most popular graduate recruiter in construction, civil engineering and surveying award 2018, sponsored by the University of Exeter

Winner: Arup

  • AECOM
  • Atkins
  • Balfour Beatty
  • BAM Construct UK
  • Jacobs
  • Kier Group
  • Laing O'Rourke
  • Mace
  • Mott MacDonald

The most popular graduate recruiter in consulting award 2018, sponsored by SHL

Winner: PwC

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

The most popular graduate recruiter in consumer goods – manufacturing and marketing award 2018, sponsored by TARGETrecruit

Winner: adidas Group

  • Diageo
  • GSK
  • L'Oréal
  • Mars
  • McDonald's Restaurants
  • Mondelez International
  • Nestlé
  • Procter & Gamble (P&G)
  • Unilever

The most popular graduate recruiter in energy and utilities award 2018, sponsored by CGI

Winner: BP

  • Anglian Water Services
  • E.ON
  • EDF Energy
  • ExxonMobil
  • ScottishPower
  • Sellafield
  • Shell
  • Thames Water
  • Yorkshire Water

The most popular graduate recruiter in engineering, design and manufacture award 2018, sponsored by UK Power Networks

Winner: Jaguar Land Rover

  • Airbus
  • Aston Martin
  • BAE Systems
  • BMW Group (BMW, Mini, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars)
  • Dyson
  • Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains
  • Network Rail
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Siemens

The most popular graduate recruiter in hospitality, leisure and tourism award 2018, sponsored by TARGETconnect

Winner: Hilton

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

The most popular graduate recruiter in investment banking and investment award 2018, sponsored by Capp

Winner: J.P. Morgan

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

The most popular graduate recruiter in IT and technology award 2018, sponsored by Colt Technology Services

Winner: Google

  • Apple
  • BT
  • Facebook
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Rockstar Games
  • Samsung
  • Ubisoft
  • Virgin Media

The most popular graduate recruiter in law award 2018, sponsored by Pearson College London

Winner: Allen & Overy LLP

  • Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Bird & Bird LLP
  • Clifford Chance
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • 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 2018, sponsored by Blackbridge Communications

Winner: British Airways

  • Airbus
  • Asda
  • DHL
  • FirstGroup
  • Network Rail
  • Transport for London

The most popular graduate recruiter in the public sector award 2018, sponsored by TMP Worldwide

Winner: MI6 - Secret Intelligence Service

  • The Army
  • British Council
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • European Commission
  • GCHQ
  • Local Government - National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP)
  • MI5 - The Security Service
  • NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme
  • Teach First

The most popular graduate recruiter in retail award 2018, sponsored by Vodafone

Winner: Amazon

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Aldi
  • Arcadia Group (Topshop, Burton and Dorothy Perkins)
  • Boots
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • Lidl
  • Marks & Spencer
  • TJX Europe

The most popular graduate recruiter in scientific research and development award 2018, sponsored by cut-e

Winner: GSK

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

The best university employability strategy

The best university employability strategy award 2018, sponsored by ACCA

Winner: University of York

  • Cardiff University
  • University of Derby
  • Edge Hill University
  • University of Essex
  • Leeds Trinity University
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Manchester
  • Newcastle University
  • University of Reading

The student panel awards

The apprentice of the year award 2018, sponsored by Google

Winner: Leah Banner – Just Eat

  • Charlie Robinson – Smith & Williamson
  • Elise Foster – Aon
  • Gus Parkhouse – IBM
  • Jade Garner – EY
  • Kayleigh Puttock – Aon
  • Sam Duberley – EY
  • Siobhan Holden – Barclays
  • Thomas Sherlock – IBM
  • Tom D'Arcy – Rolls-Royce

The best school leaver programme award 2018, sponsored by RSM

Winner: CGI

  • Aldi (submitted by Penna)
  • BT - HR apprentice programme
  • BT - Research & Innovation Degree Apprenticeship
  • Capgemini
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • IBM - Apprentice programme
  • Laing O'Rourke (submitted by 106 Comms)
  • WM Morrison Supermarkets (submitted by Amberjack)

The best diversity strategy award 2018, sponsored by Inmarsat

Winner: Civil Service Fast Stream and Early Talent

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Barclays (submitted by Capp)
  • Clifford Chance
  • CyberFirst (submitted by Stafford Long)
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car (submitted by Hodes – Part of Symphony Talent)
  • FDM Group
  • Frontline
  • JLL
  • Police Now (submitted by Tonic)

The best innovation in student recruitment award 2018, sponsored by Pearson TalentLens

Winner: Colt Technology Services

  • Allen & Overy LLP (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Barclays (submitted by Capp)
  • BP (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Clifford Chance (submitted by MyKindaFuture)
  • Credit Suisse
  • GSK (submitted by Capp)
  • Jaguar Land Rover (submitted by AIA)
  • KPMG
  • Lloyds Banking Group (submitted by Experience)

The best work experience programme award 2018, sponsored by Trendence UK

Winner: Clifford Chance – first year Springboard scheme

  • Allen & Overy LLP (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Bloomberg
  • Clifford Chance – vacation scheme
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Deloitte
  • FDM Group
  • IBM – Ignite programme
  • L'Oréal (submitted by Hodes – Part of Symphony Talent)
  • Teach First

The best student marketing campaign (for organisations recruiting fewer than 50 graduates a year) award 2018, sponsored by HSBC

Winner: Lazard (submitted by Hodes – Part of Symphony Talent)

  • Colt
  • Dixons Carphone (submitted by Hodes – Part of Symphony Talent)
  • Lidl (submitted by OME)
  • Mayer Brown International LLP (submitted by Hodes – Part of Symphony Talent)
  • Newton Europe (submitted by Stafford Long)
  • Severn Trent Water (submitted by BPI ROK)
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Unlocked (submitted by SMRS)

The best student marketing campaign (for organisations recruiting more than 50 graduates a year) award 2018, sponsored by L’Oréal

Winner: Deloitte (submitted by Pink Squid)

  • Accenture (submitted by AIA)
  • CGI
  • EY
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • HSBC
  • Police Now (submitted by Tonic)
  • Teach First
  • Willis Towers Watson (submitted by Hodes – Part of Symphony Talent)

The best use of social media award 2018, sponsored by Lloyd’s

Winner: Unilever (submitted by Hodes – Part of Symphony Talent)

  • Allen & Overy LLP (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Atkins
  • CGI
  • Citi
  • CMS
  • Credit Suisse
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Hogan Lovells (submitted by Stafford Long)
  • Jaguar Land Rover (submitted by AIA)

The rising star award 2018, sponsored by Lidl

Winner: Jacob Bush – GSK

  • Ashleigh Sturge – Network Rail
  • Emma Harvey – Barclays
  • Emma Thonton – BP
  • Ioannis Stylianou – Mott MacDonald
  • Jasmine Smith – BDO
  • Joshua Farmer – Rolls-Royce
  • Lauren Clark – FDM Group
  • Margarita Skarkou – Barclays
  • Rania Svoronou – IBM

The best graduate website award 2018, sponsored by Laing O’Rourke

Winner: Clifford Chance

  • Allen & Overy LLP (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Barclays (submitted by Stafford Long/Tonic)
  • EY
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Hogan Lovells (submitted by Stafford Long)
  • Marks & Spencer (submitted by AIA)
  • Mayer Brown International LLP (submitted by Hodes – Part of Symphony Talent)
  • Police Now (submitted by Tonic)
  • Simmons & Simmons (submitted by Stafford Long)

The best on-boarding experience award 2018, sponsored by BT

Winner: Clifford Chance

  • Accenture (submitted by AIA)
  • Aviva (submitted by Capp)
  • CGI
  • Crest Nicholson
  • Deutsche Bank (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Hertfordshire County Council
  • nucleargraduates
  • Think Ahead
  • Thomas Cook

The best social mobility strategy award 2018, sponsored by the University of Leicester

Winner: EY

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Bank of England
  • Barclays (submitted by Stafford Long)
  • Civil Service Fast Stream and Early Talent
  • Deutsche Bank (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car (submitted by Hodes – Part of Symphony Talent)
  • FDM Group
  • Hogan Lovells (submitted by Stafford Long)
  • Severn Trent Water (submitted by Capp)

The AGCAS award

The AGCAS award for careers service engagement 2018, sponsored by AGCAS

Winner: FDM Group (nominated by the University of Leicester)

  • Avakino Ltd – Masumi Headwear (nominated by the University of Salford)
  • DE&S (Defence Equipment & Support) (nominated by the University of the West of England)
  • Grand Heritage Resorts, Colarado, USA (nominated by Sheffield Hallam University)
  • Impression (nominated by the University of Nottingham)
  • Intel Ireland Ltd (nominated by Trinity College Dublin)

The graduate employer of the year

The graduate employer of the year award 2018, sponsored by Hodes – Part of Symphony Talent

Winner: IBM

  • Bloomberg
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • EY
  • L'Oréal
  • HSBC

To view the 2017 winners, click here.