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Winners 2021

Here are the 2021 TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards winners!

The sector awards

The most popular graduate recruiter in accounting and financial management award 2021, sponsored by Lloyd's

Winner: Deloitte

Second: EY

Third: PwC

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

The most popular graduate recruiter in banking, insurance and financial services award 2021, sponsored by NFU Mutual

Winner: Bank of England

Second: Barclays

Third: Bloomberg L.P.

  • American Express
  • Capital One
  • Financial Conduct Authority
  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • HSBC
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • London Stock Exchange Group

The most popular graduate recruiter in construction, civil engineering and surveying award 2021, sponsored by the University of Exeter

Winner: Arup

Second: Atkins

Third: AECOM

  • Balfour Beatty
  • BAM Construct UK
  • Buro Happold
  • Kier Group
  • Laing O'Rourke
  • Mott MacDonald
  • WSP

The most popular graduate recruiter in consulting award 2021, sponsored by SHL

Winner: Deloitte

Second: EY

Third: PwC

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

The most popular graduate recruiter in consumer goods – manufacturing and marketing award 2021, sponsored by TJX Europe

Winner: GSK

Second: L'Oréal

Third: Unilever

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

The most popular graduate recruiter in energy and utilities award 2021, sponsored by Global

Winner: BP

Second: EDF Energy

Third: Shell

  • Anglian Water
  • ExxonMobil
  • ScottishPower
  • Severn Trent
  • SSE
  • TotalEnergies
  • Yorkshire Water

The most popular graduate recruiter in engineering, design and manufacture award 2021, sponsored by SHL

Winner: Rolls-Royce

Second: British Airways

Third: Jaguar Land Rover

  • Airbus
  • BAE Systems
  • BMW Group
  • Boeing
  • Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains
  • Network Rail
  • Siemens

The most popular graduate recruiter in hospitality, leisure and tourism award 2021, sponsored by TARGETjobs

Winner: Hilton

Second: Marriott International

Third: InterContinental Hotels Group

  • Camp America
  • Center Parcs
  • Merlin Entertainments
  • P&O
  • Radisson Hotel Group
  • Travelodge
  • TUI Travel

The most popular graduate recruiter in investment banking and investment award 2021, 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 2021, sponsored by Skyscanner

Winner: Google

Second: Amazon

Third: Microsoft

  • Accenture
  • Apple
  • ASOS
  • Bloomberg L.P.
  • IBM
  • Siemens
  • Sky

The most popular graduate recruiter in law award 2021, sponsored by Cibyl

Winner: Allen & Overy LLP

Second: Clifford Chance

Third: Linklaters

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Bird & Bird
  • Clyde & Co
  • DLA Piper
  • Irwin Mitchell
  • Slaughter and May
  • White & Case LLP

The most popular graduate recruiter in logistics, transport and supply chain award 2021, sponsored by Blackbridge

Winner: British Airways

Second: Boeing

Third: McLaren

  • DHL
  • FirstGroup
  • Transport for London

The most popular graduate recruiter in the public sector award 2021, sponsored by Transform Society

Winner: BBC

Second: MI6 – Secret Intelligence Service

Third: MI5 – The Security Service

  • British Council
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • GCHQ
  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • Local Government – National Graduate Development Programme
  • NHS Leadership Academy
  • Teach First

The most popular graduate recruiter in retail award 2021, sponsored by University of Leicester School of Business

Winner: Amazon

Second: ASOS

Third: Apple

  • Aldi
  • Arcadia
  • Asda
  • Boots
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Tesco
  • TJX Europe (TK Maxx)

The most popular graduate recruiter in scientific research and development award 2021, sponsored by GTI Recruiting Solutions

Winner: Cancer Research UK

Second: GSK

Third: AstraZeneca

  • Bayer
  • Boots
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Ministry of Defence - Defence Equipment & Support
  • Pfizer
  • Roche
  • STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council)

The professional panel awards

The best university employability strategy award 2021, sponsored by ICAEW

Winner: University of Huddersfield

Second: Sheffield Hallam University

Third: University of East London

  • University of Bolton
  • Edge Hill University
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Kingston University
  • London Metropolitan University
  • Pearson College London
  • UCL Careers

The best social mobility strategy award 2021, sponsored by the University of Leicester

Winner: Clifford Chance - ACCESS

Second: Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Third: Clyde & Co

  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • Credit Suisse
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Morgan Stanley
  • MSD
  • Orbit

The early careers professional of the year award 2021, sponsored by AMS

Winner: Laura Anderson, HSBC

Second: Ashley Hever, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Third: Marie Murphy, EY

  • Kerry Beer, Johnson Matthey
  • Sana Butt, EY
  • Rachael Doyle, IBM
  • Hannah Satchwell, Orbit
  • Sam Turnpenny, Accenture

The student panel awards

The apprentice of the year award 2021, sponsored by Clyde & Co

Winner: Abby Mullord, GSK

Second: Charlie Hewitt, Clyde & Co

Third: Kate Haynes, IBM

  • Jessica Liddy, Google
  • Katherine Locke, IBM
  • Simren Samra, KPMG
  • Annabelle Simmonds, EY
  • Umayah Tahsin, PwC
  • Veronica Wadhwa, Accenture
  • Shannon Wilson, IBM

The best school leaver programme award 2021, sponsored by Havas People

Winner: IBM

Second: PwC

Third: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner – Manchester Legal Apprenticeship

  • Google
  • Orbit

The best diversity and inclusion strategy award 2021, sponsored by AstraZeneca

Winner: Police Now (submitted by Renegade)

Second: Accenture

Third: Tesco

  • American Express
  • Aon
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • Clifford Chance – Black History Month
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • EY
  • SumUp

The best internship or placement programme award 2021, sponsored by Rolls-Royce

Winner: Aon

Second: IBM

Third: SumUp

  • Bank of America
  • Bloomberg L.P.
  • Civil Service Fast Stream and Early Talent
  • Clifford Chance – LIFT
  • DLA Piper – Summer Internship
  • Macfarlanes
  • Sky

The best on-boarding experience award 2021, sponsored by Meet & Engage

Winner: Santander UK

Second: DLA Piper

Third: Johnson Matthey

  • Accenture
  • Clifford Chance
  • IBM
  • Lloyds Banking Group (submitted by DRPG)
  • nucleargraduates
  • Philip Morris International – EVOLV
  • Thames Water

The best student marketing campaign award 2021, sponsored by L'Oréal

Winner: Accenture (submitted by ThirtyThree)

Second: Lloyds Banking Group (submitted by Experience & MSL)

Third: Rolls-Royce (submitted by Blackbridge)

  • Balfour Beatty (submitted by SMRS)
  • Barclays (submitted by Stafford Long & Partners)
  • EY
  • PepsiCo Europe
  • Sky Early Careers (submitted by Symphony Talent)
  • Teach First
  • WSP (submitted by Havas People)

The best virtual assessment experience award 2021, sponsored by PeopleScout

Winner: Clyde & Co

Second: Computacenter

Third: Johnson Matthey

  • Clifford Chance
  • DCC plc
  • KPMG (submitted by Cappfinity)
  • Macfarlanes
  • PwC (submitted by Amberjack)
  • Thames Water
  • Virgin Media (submitted by Amberjack)

The best virtual attraction activity or campaign award 2021, sponsored by HSBC

Winner: PwC

Second: Credit Suisse

Third: Accenture (submitted by ThirtyThree)

  • Bloomberg L.P.
  • Clifford Chance – Event Hub
  • Clifford Chance – Global Virtual Internships
  • Deutsche Bank (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • EY (submitted by Radancy)
  • Macfarlanes
  • Siemens (submitted by Radancy)

The rising star award 2021, sponsored by Lidl GB

Winner: Sami Halepota, Police Now (submitted by Renegade)

Second: Shibani Datta, HSBC

Third: David Sint, IBM

  • Lucia Bizikova, DLA Piper
  • Jasmine Cottrell, IBM
  • Sophie King, Computacenter
  • Tommy King, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Julie Lynch, Aon
  • Gemma Willox, Mondelēz International
  • Alex Young, Computacenter

The AGCAS award

The AGCAS award for excellence in careers and employability service engagement 2021, sponsored by AGCAS

Winner: Babcock (nominated by University of Plymouth)

  • B&Q (nominated by Solent University)
  • Lounge Underwear (nominated by Birmingham City University)
  • NHS (nominated by University of Westminster)

The graduate employer of the year

The graduate employer of the year award 2021, sponsored by Symphony Talent

Winner: IBM

  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • DLA Piper
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • PwC
  • Teach First

To view the 2020 winners, click here.