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Winners 2019

Here are our 2019 TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards winners!

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To view the 2018 winners, click here.

The sector awards

The most popular graduate recruiter in accounting and financial management award 2019, sponsored by the University of Exeter

Winner: PwC

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

The most popular graduate recruiter in banking, insurance and financial services award 2019, sponsored by NFU Mutual

Winner: Barclays

  • American Express
  • Bank of England
  • Bloomberg
  • Capital One
  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • HSBC
  • Lloyd's
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Santander

The most popular graduate recruiter in construction, civil engineering and surveying award 2019, sponsored by the University of Liverpool

Winner: Arup

  • AECOM
  • Balfour Beatty
  • BAM Construct UK
  • Kier Group
  • Mace
  • Morgan Sindall
  • Mott MacDonald
  • SNC-Lavalin's Atkins
  • WSP

The most popular graduate recruiter in consulting award 2019, sponsored by SHL

Winner: PwC

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

The most popular graduate recruiter in consumer goods – manufacturing and marketing award 2019, sponsored by TJX Europe

Winner: Unilever

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

The most popular graduate recruiter in energy and utilities award 2019, sponsored by Trendence UK

Winner: BP

  • Anglian Water
  • E.ON
  • EDF Energy
  • ExxonMobil
  • ScottishPower
  • Shell
  • Total
  • Wood
  • Yorkshire Water

The most popular graduate recruiter in engineering, design and manufacture award 2019, sponsored by UK Power Networks

Winner: Rolls-Royce

  • Airbus
  • Aston Martin
  • BAE Systems
  • BMW Group (BMW, Mini, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars)
  • Boeing
  • British Airways
  • Dyson
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Siemens

The most popular graduate recruiter in hospitality, leisure and tourism award 2019, sponsored by TARGETrecruit

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 2019, sponsored by TARGETconnect

Winner: J.P. Morgan

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

The most popular graduate recruiter in IT and technology award 2019, sponsored by CGI

Winner: Google

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Bloomberg
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Rockstar Games
  • Samsung
  • Sky

The most popular graduate recruiter in law award 2019, sponsored by Police Now

Winner: Clifford Chance

  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Bird & Bird LLP
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Irwin Mitchell
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Slaughter and May
  • White & Case LLP

The most popular graduate recruiter in logistics, transport and supply chain award 2019, sponsored by Blackbridge Communications

    Winner: British Airways

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

The most popular graduate recruiter in the public sector award 2019, sponsored by Kraft Heinz

Winner: MI6 - Secret Intelligence Service

  • British Council
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • European Commission
  • GCHQ
  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • Local Government - National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP)
  • MI5 - The Security Service
  • NHS Leadership Academy
  • Teach First

The most popular graduate recruiter in retail award 2019, sponsored by Meet & Engage

Winner: Amazon

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Aldi
  • Apple
  • Arcadia Group (Topshop, Burton, Dorothy Perkins)
  • BMW Group (BMW, Mini, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars)
  • Boots
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • M&S
  • Tesco

The most popular graduate recruiter in scientific research and development award 2019, sponsored by Wonkhe

Winner: GSK

  • AstraZeneca
  • Bayer
  • Boots
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Merck
  • nucleargraduates
  • Pfizer
  • Roche
  • STFC (The Science and Technology Facilities Council)

The best university employability strategy

The best university employability strategy award 2019, sponsored by ACCA

Winner: University of Leicester

  • Bath Spa University
  • University College Dublin
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Liverpool
  • Queen's University Belfast
  • Swansea University
  • University of Westminster

The student panel awards

The apprentice of the year award 2019, sponsored by Inmarsat

Winner: Luke Hiller, IBM

  • Brandon Caine, Capgemini
  • Daniela Zanni, Arup
  • Ellie Everett, CGI
  • Emma Radley, EY
  • Hayley Stedmans, KPMG
  • Lori French, IBM
  • Nanki Kaur, KPMG
  • Xander Taylor, Mott MacDonald
  • Yifan Wang, Aon

The best school leaver programme award 2019, sponsored by TMP Worldwide

Winner: Google

  • Barratt Developments
  • BDO
  • Capgemini
  • CGI
  • EY
  • L'Oréal
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Morrisons (submitted by Amberjack)
  • PwC

The best diversity and inclusion strategy award 2019, sponsored by Clyde & Co

Winner: Police Now

  • Allen & Overy LLP (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • Deloitte (submitted by SMRS)
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car (submitted by Hodes – Part of Symphony Talent)
  • EY
  • FDM Group
  • HSBC
  • L'Oréal
  • Lloyds Banking Group

The best innovation in student recruitment award 2019, sponsored by Showcaser

Winner: BP (submitted by AIA Worldwide and The Smarty Train)

  • Accenture (working with AIA Worldwide)
  • CGI
  • Clifford Chance
  • Credit Suisse
  • IBM
  • Lidl UK (submitted by OME)
  • Morgan Stanley (working with Amplify Trading)
  • Siemens (submitted by AIA Worldwide)
  • Unilever

The best work experience programme award 2019, sponsored by Rolls-Royce

Winner: Clifford Chance – SPARK

  • Allen & Overy LLP – Vacation Schemes (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Bloomberg
  • Clifford Chance – Summer Vac Scheme
  • Deutsche Bank
  • EY
  • HSBC
  • IBM – Ignite
  • Teach First

The best student marketing campaign (for organisations recruiting fewer than 50 hires a year) award 2019, sponsored by HSBC

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

  • Capital One (submitted by Blackbridge)
  • Chivas Brothers (submitted by Pink Squid)
  • Heathrow Airport Group (submitted by Amberjack)
  • J. Murphy & Sons (submitted by Stafford Long)
  • Lidl UK (submitted by OME)
  • Next (submitted by Havas People)
  • Unilever

The best student marketing campaign (for organisations recruiting more than 50 hires a year) award 2019, sponsored by L’Oréal

Winner: Accenture (working with AIA Worldwide)

  • CGI
  • Clifford Chance
  • Deloitte (submitted by SMRS)
  • Deutsche Bank (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • HSBC
  • HSBC (submitted by AIA Worldwide)
  • L'Oréal (submitted by Hodes – Part of Symphony Talent)
  • M&S (submitted by AIA Worldwide)
  • Rolls-Royce (submitted by Blackbridge)

The best use of social media award 2019, sponsored by Lloyd’s

Winner: Deutsche Bank (submitted by ThirtyThree)

  • CGI
  • Clifford Chance – LinkedIn
  • Clifford Chance – PathMotion
  • Credit Suisse
  • HSBC (submitted by AIA Worldwide)
  • M&S (submitted by AIA Worldwide)
  • Mars (submitted by Hodes – Part of Symphony Talent)
  • Shoosmiths
  • Unilever

The rising star award 2019, sponsored by Lidl

Winner: Robert Hart, Mott MacDonald

  • Alex Hinsley, Aon
  • Boon Seng Pui, Accenture
  • Elliott Morrison, HSBC
  • Natacha Johnson, Mott MacDonald
  • Natalie Greenway, Mott MacDonald
  • Nawid Daoud, AECOM
  • Paul Muchatuta, Mott MacDonald
  • Saida Odutayo, Unlocked Graduates
  • Sarah McIntyre, Enterprise Rent-A-Car (submitted by Hodes – Part of Symphony Talent)

The best graduate website award 2019, sponsored by Eli

Winner: Barclays (submitted by Stafford Long)

  • Accenture
  • Argos (submitted by Wiser)
  • Barclays (submitted by Tonic)
  • BDO
  • Clifford Chance
  • EY
  • Hogan Lovells (submitted by Stafford Long)
  • J. Murphy & Sons (submitted by Stafford Long)
  • Lloyds Banking Group

The best on-boarding experience award 2019, sponsored by SHL

Winner: DLA Piper LLP

  • CGI
  • Clifford Chance
  • Deutsche Bank (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Frontline
  • HSBC
  • NFU Mutual
  • nucleargraduates
  • Police Now (submitted by CA3)
  • RBS (submitted by CA3)

The best social mobility strategy award 2019, sponsored by the University of Leicester

Winner: Capgemini

  • Accenture
  • Allen & Overy LLP (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • Clifford Chance
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car (submitted by Hodes – Part of Symphony Talent)
  • EY
  • FDM Group
  • Grant Thornton

The AGCAS award

The AGCAS award for excellence in careers and employability service engagement 2019, sponsored by AGCAS

Winner: PeopleScout (nominated by UWE Bristol)

  • American Express (nominated by the University of Brighton)
  • Babcock (nominated by the University of Plymouth)
  • Teach First (nominated by The Open University)
  • White Cube (nominated by the University of Aberdeen)

The graduate employer of the year

The graduate employer of the year award 2019, sponsored by Hodes – Part of Symphony Talent

Winner: IBM

  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • FDM Group
  • HSBC Global Investment Bank

To view the 2018 winners, click here.