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Winners 2020

Here are the 2020 TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards winners!

The sector awards

The most popular graduate recruiter in accounting and financial management award 2020, sponsored by University of Leicester School of Business

Winner: PwC

Second: Deloitte

Third: EY

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

The most popular graduate recruiter in banking, insurance and financial services award 2020, sponsored by NFU Mutual

Winner: Barclays

Second: HSBC

Third: Bloomberg

  • American Express
  • Bank of England
  • Financial Conduct Authority
  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • RBS
  • Santander

The most popular graduate recruiter in construction, civil engineering and surveying award 2020, sponsored by the University of Exeter

Winner: Arup

Second: Atkins

Third: AECOM

  • Balfour Beatty
  • BuroHappold Engineering
  • CBRE
  • Kier Group
  • MACE
  • Mott MacDonald
  • WSP

The most popular graduate recruiter in consulting award 2020, sponsored by SHL

Winner: PwC

Second: Deloitte

Third: EY

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

The most popular graduate recruiter in consumer goods – manufacturing and marketing award 2020, sponsored by TJX Europe

Winner: GSK

Second: Unilever

Third: L'Oréal

  • Diageo
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kraft Heinz
  • Mars
  • Mondelez International
  • Nestlé
  • Procter & Gamble (P&G)

The most popular graduate recruiter in energy and utilities award 2020, sponsored by Global

Winner: Shell

Second: BP

Third: EDF Energy

  • Anglian Water
  • ExxonMobil
  • ScottishPower
  • SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy)
  • Total
  • Wood
  • Yorkshire Water

The most popular graduate recruiter in engineering, design and manufacture award 2020, sponsored by Inmarsat

Winner: Rolls-Royce

Second: British Airways

Third: Jaguar Land Rover

  • Airbus
  • The Army
  • BAE Systems
  • Boeing
  • Dyson
  • Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains
  • Siemens

The most popular graduate recruiter in hospitality, leisure and tourism award 2020

Winner: Hilton

Second: Marriott International

Third: TUI Travel

  • Camp America
  • Center Parcs
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Merlin Entertainments
  • P&O
  • Radisson Hotel Group
  • Travelodge

The most popular graduate recruiter in investment banking and investment award 2020, sponsored by TARGETconnect

Winner: J.P. Morgan

Second: Goldman Sachs

Third: Barclays

  • Bank of America
  • BlackRock
  • Citi
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • HSBC
  • Morgan Stanley

The most popular graduate recruiter in IT and technology award 2020, sponsored by Skyscanner

Winner: Google

Second: Amazon

Third: Microsoft

  • Accenture
  • Apple
  • ASOS
  • Bloomberg
  • IBM
  • Siemens
  • Sky

The most popular graduate recruiter in law award 2020

Winner: Clifford Chance

Second: Allen & Overy LLP

Third: Linklaters

  • Baker McKenzie
  • DLA Piper
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Irwin Mitchell
  • Slaughter and May
  • White & Case LLP

The most popular graduate recruiter in logistics, transport and supply chain award 2020, sponsored by Blackbridge Communications

Winner: British Airways

Second: McLaren

Third: Boeing

  • DHL
  • FirstGroup
  • Transport for London

The most popular graduate recruiter in the public sector award 2020, sponsored by Transform Society

Winner: BBC

Second: MI6 – Secret Intelligence Service

Third: MI5 – The Security Service

  • British Council
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • European Commission
  • GCHQ
  • Local Government – National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP)
  • NHS Leadership Academy
  • Teach First

The most popular graduate recruiter in retail award 2020

Winner: Amazon

Second: ASOS

Third: Apple

  • Aldi
  • Arcadia Group (Topshop, Burton, Dorothy Perkins)
  • Boots
  • Lidl GB
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Tesco
  • TK Maxx

The most popular graduate recruiter in scientific research and development award 2020, sponsored by TARGETrecruit

Winner: Cancer Research UK

Second: GSK

Third: AstraZeneca

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

The best university employability strategy

The best university employability strategy award 2020, sponsored by ICAEW

Winner: Staffordshire University

Second: University of Huddersfield

Third: Anglia Ruskin University

  • University of East Anglia
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Northampton
  • University of Reading

The student panel awards

The apprentice of the year award 2020, sponsored by Clyde & Co

Winner: Tom Woolford, IBM

Second: Jordan Long, PwC

Third: Sulaiman Bah, Mott MacDonald

  • Hassan Kamara, EY
  • Jessie Mason, Aon
  • Joe Saunders, Mott MacDonald
  • Maddy Morrison, Sky
  • Marcus Pollitt, Aon
  • Sana Kauser, EY
  • Shehr Bano Rasool, EY

The best school leaver programme award 2020, sponsored by Trendence UK

Winner: Unilever

Second: Rolls-Royce (submitted by Blackbridge)

Third: PwC

  • Accenture
  • Bloomberg
  • EY
  • IBM

The best diversity and inclusion strategy award 2020, sponsored by AstraZeneca

Winner: EY

Second: Clyde & Co

Third: HSBC

  • Accenture
  • Allen & Overy LLP (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Bank of America
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • EY (submitted by MSL)
  • L'Oréal

The best innovation in student recruitment award 2020, sponsored by PeopleScout

Winner: Lloyds Banking Group (submitted by Experience)

Second: Clifford Chance – Tender

Third: Linklaters

  • Accenture
  • Barclays (submitted by Stafford Long)
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • Clifford Chance – Ignite
  • Credit Suisse
  • Grad DNA in partnership with Sainsbury's
  • White & Case LLP

The best work experience programme award 2020, sponsored by Rolls-Royce

Winner: HSBC

Second: Clifford Chance – Summer Vacation scheme

Third: Clifford Chance – Spark

  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • Clifford Chance – Lift
  • Clyde & Co
  • CMS
  • Deutsche Bank
  • IBM – Ignite
  • IBM – University Placement and Futures Schemes

The best student marketing campaign (for organisations recruiting fewer than 50 hires a year) award 2020, sponsored by HSBC

Winner: Lidl GB (submitted by OME)

Second: Lloyd's of London

Third: Pinsent Masons (submitted by That Little Agency)

  • Dentons (submitted by Tonic)
  • RPC

The best student marketing campaign (for organisations recruiting more than 50 hires a year) award 2020, sponsored by L'Oréal

Winner: Lloyds Banking Group (submitted by MSL)

Second: Unlocked (submitted by SMRS)

Third: Vodafone (submitted by TMP)

  • Allen & Overy LLP (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Civil Service Fast Stream (submitted by TMP)
  • Clifford Chance
  • EY (submitted by MSL)
  • Marks & Spencer (submitted by AIA)
  • Rolls-Royce (submitted by Blackbridge)
  • Siemens (submitted by AIA)

The best social media campaign award 2020, sponsored by Lloyds

Winner: Marks & Spencer (submitted by AIA)

Second: Clifford Chance

Third: HSBC

  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • DSTL (submitted by Penna)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Hogan Lovells (submitted by Stafford Long)
  • L'Oréal
  • Vodafone (submitted by TMP)

The rising star award 2020, sponsored by Lidl GB

Winner: Paul Muchatuta, Mott MacDonald

Second: Alexandros Benakis, MDS

Third: Rebecca Galloway, Marks & Spencer

  • Bella Dunnett, IBM
  • Edmund Fenton Fowler, Mott MacDonald
  • Eleanor Chew, ISG
  • Elliott Cox, Aon
  • Emma Wang, Aon
  • Kate Marshall, IBM
  • Sarah Pickett, Inmarsat

The best graduate website award 2020, sponsored by Havas People

Winner: Lloyds Banking Group (submitted by MSL)

Second: KPMG

Third: Sky (submitted by Symphony Talent)

  • Clifford Chance
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car (submitted by AIA)
  • Lloyd's of London
  • Pinsent Masons (submitted by That Little Agency)

The best on-boarding experience award 2020, sponsored by Meet & Engage

Winner: Clifford Chance

Second: DLA Piper

Third: Newton Europe

  • Berkeley Group
  • ExxonMobil
  • HSBC
  • Mott MacDonald
  • NFU Mutual
  • Philip Morris International

The best social mobility strategy award 2020, sponsored by the University of Leicester

Winner: Clifford Chance

Second: Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Third: Clyde & Co

  • Bank of America
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • Credit Suisse
  • EY
  • Inmarsat
  • Linklaters
  • Transport for London (submitted by TMP)

The AGCAS award

The AGCAS award for excellence in careers and employability service engagement 2020, sponsored by AGCAS

Winner: The Environment Agency (nominated by Brunel University London)

  • Business West (nominated by University of Exeter)
  • KC Communications (nominated by University of Huddersfield)
  • Ministry of Justice (nominated by University of Gloucestershire)

The graduate employer of the year

The graduate employer of the year award 2020, sponsored by Symphony Talent

Winner: IBM

  • Credit Suisse
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • EY
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Unlocked

To view the 2019 winners, click here.