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Winners 2022

Here are the 2022 targetjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards winners!

The sector awards

The most popular graduate recruiter in accounting and financial management award 2022, sponsored by Cibyl

Winner: Deloitte

Second: PwC

Third: EY

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

The most popular graduate recruiter in banking, insurance and financial services award 2022, sponsored by NFU Mutual

Winner: Barclays

Second: Bank of England

Third: Bloomberg

  • American Express
  • Bupa
  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • HSBC
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • London Stock Exchange Group

The most popular graduate recruiter in construction, civil engineering and surveying award 2022, sponsored by Skyscanner

Winner: Arup

Second: AECOM

Third: Atkins

  • Amey
  • Balfour Beatty
  • BAM Construct UK
  • Kier Group
  • Mace
  • Mott MacDonald
  • WSP

The most popular graduate recruiter in consulting award 2022, sponsored by SHL

Winner: Deloitte

Second: PwC

Third: EY

  • Accenture
  • Bain & Company
  • BCG
  • BT
  • IBM
  • KPMG
  • McKinsey & Company

The most popular graduate recruiter in consumer goods – manufacturing and marketing award 2022, sponsored by TJX Europe

Winner: GSK

Second: L'Oréal

Third: Johnson & Johnson

  • Associated British Foods (ABF)
  • Mars
  • Mondelēz International
  • Nestlé
  • PepsiCo
  • Procter & Gamble (P&G)
  • Unilever

The most popular graduate recruiter in energy and utilities award 2022, sponsored by University of Exeter

Winner: BP

Second: EDF Energy

Third: Shell

  • Anglian Water
  • ExxonMobil
  • ScottishPower
  • SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy)
  • TotalEnergies
  • Welsh Water (Dwr Cymru)
  • Yorkshire Water

The most popular graduate recruiter in engineering, design and manufacture award 2022, sponsored by Blackbridge

Winner: Rolls-Royce

Second: BAE Systems

Third: Jaguar Land Rover

  • Airbus
  • The Army
  • BMW Group
  • Boeing
  • British Airways
  • Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains
  • Siemens

The most popular graduate recruiter in investment banking and investment award 2022, sponsored by TopScore

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 law award 2022, sponsored by SHL

Winner: Clifford Chance

Second: Allen & Overy LLP

Third: Linklaters

  • Addleshaw Goddard
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Bird & Bird
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • DLA Piper
  • Irwin Mitchell
  • Slaughter and May

The most popular graduate recruiter in the public sector award 2022, 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 (NGDP)
  • NHS Leadership Academy
  • Teach First

The most popular graduate recruiter in retail award 2022, sponsored by University of Leicester School of Business

Winner: Amazon

Second: ASOS

Third: Apple

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

The most popular 'scale-up' graduate recruiter award, sponsored by Lloyd's

Winner: Monzo

Second: Revolut

Third: Starling Bank

  • Citymapper
  • Curve
  • HungryPanda
  • Moneybox
  • Oddbox
  • Papier
  • What3words

The most popular graduate recruiter in scientific research and development award 2022, sponsored by GTI Recruiting Solutions

Winner: AstraZeneca

Second: Cancer Research UK

Third: Pfizer

  • Bayer
  • Boots
  • GSK
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Roche
  • STFC

The most popular graduate recruiter in technology award 2022, sponsored by Experian

Winner: Google

Second: Amazon

Third: Microsoft

  • Accenture
  • Apple
  • ASOS
  • Bloomberg
  • Facebook
  • IBM
  • Sky

The professional panel awards

The best university employability strategy award 2022, sponsored by Clifford Chance

Winner: University of East London

Second: Birmingham City University

Third: UCL

  • University of Bristol
  • City, University of London
  • University of Kent
  • University of Liverpool
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • The University of Sheffield
  • University of Stirling

The HE careers and employability professional of the year award, sponsored by targetconnect

Winner: Christel Thames, Brunel University

Second: Dave Stanbury, University of Huddersfield

Third: Hannah Perkins, University of Chester

  • Helen Atkinson, Newcastle University
  • Laura Dutton, University of South Wales

The best social mobility strategy award 2022, sponsored by the University of Leicester

Winner: DLA Piper

Second: HSBC

Third: Enterprise Rent-A-Car

  • Allen & Overy (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Essex County Council
  • ICAEW
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • MSD
  • PwC

The early careers professional of the year award 2022, sponsored by Ocado Group

Winner: Nicola Lamplough, Experian

Second: Graham Jeffrey, IBM

Third: Ellie Long, Rolls-Royce

  • Lucy De St Croix, Trowers & Hamlins
  • Hannah Donohoe, Philip Morris International

The student panel awards

The rising star award 2022, sponsored by Lidl GB

Winner: Roisin Kennedy, Lockheed Martin UK

Second: Katie Williams, IBM

Third: Joshua Lewis, IBM

  • Hadeel Abdulla, MHA Macintyre Hudson
  • Nurdan Ceylan, Teach First
  • Alexia Konstantinidi, IBM
  • Benjamin Nnene, Marsh McLennan
  • Andrew Smith, Experian
  • Andrew Taylor, Ocado Group
  • Laura Wells, Johnson Matthey Plc

The apprentice of the year award 2022, sponsored by Clyde & Co

Winner: Tara Suran, IBM

Second: Euan Wilcox, IBM

Third: Jamie Waterhouse, UBS

  • Daniel Bowden, PKF Littlejohn
  • Meg Handy, KPMG
  • Sonal Jain, Goldman Sachs
  • Dan Khan, EY
  • Anna Purvis, EY
  • Jin Yun Wong, Arm
  • Samantha Woods, E.ON (submitted by Jupiter Advertising Ltd)

The best school leaver programme award 2022, sponsored by Havas People

Winner: CGI

Second: FastFutures

Third: UBS

  • IBM
  • Macquarie

The best diversity and inclusion strategy award 2022, sponsored by AstraZeneca

Winner: Aon

Second: CGI

Third: Ipsos

  • Accenture - Empowering Black Futures (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • DHL Supply Chain
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • IBM
  • Kraft Heinz
  • Police Now
  • Tesco

The best internship or placement programme award 2022, sponsored by Rolls-Royce

Winner: BlackRock

Second: Civil Service Fast Stream and Emerging Talent

Third: UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF)

  • Amazon Operations
  • American Express
  • Bank of America
  • Bloomberg LP
  • Clifford Chance - LIFT
  • Dare
  • Trowers & Hamlins

The best on-boarding experience award 2022, sponsored by Meet & Engage

Winner: DLA Piper - International Graduate Programme

Second: Philip Morris International

Third: NFU Mutual

  • American Express
  • Aon
  • CGI
  • HSBC
  • Johnson Matthey Plc
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • Teach First

The best student marketing campaign award 2022, sponsored by L'Oréal

Winner: Accenture - Early Talent (submitted by ThirtyThree)

Second: KPMG - Student Talent Community Engagement Campaign

Third: Frasers Group (submitted by Wiser)

  • Allen & Overy (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • Aviva Early Careers (submitted by Blackbridge Communications)
  • Baker McKenzie (submitted by Blackbridge Communications)
  • Civil Service Fast Stream (submitted by TMP Worldwide)
  • Essex County Council
  • Ocado Group (submitted by RMP Enterprise)
  • Unlocked (submitted by SMRS)

The best virtual recruitment experience award 2022, sponsored by HSBC

Winner: PwC

Second: Clyde & Co

Third: DCC

  • Accenture LIVE (submitted by ThirtyThree)
  • CGI
  • Civil Service Fast Stream and Emerging Talent
  • Clifford Chance - Schools Insight Day
  • EY - virtural internship
  • Isio
  • L’Oréal
  • Lloyds Banking Group (submitted by Experience)
  • Trowers & Hamlins

The sustainability in early talent recruitment award 2022, sponsored by The Sustainable Recruitment Alliance

Joint winner: Ward Hadaway

Joint winner: Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP

Third: PwC

  • Atkins Sustainability (submitted by Amberjack)
  • DAZN
  • Johnson Matthey Plc
  • L’Oréal

The AGCAS award

The AGCAS award for excellence in careers and employability service engagement 2022, sponsored by AGCAS

Winner: Sunset+Vine, nominated by Birmingham City University

  • Impression and Hallam, nominated by Nottingham Trent University and University of Nottingham
  • Tata Consultancy Services, nominated by City, University of London

The graduate employer of the year

The graduate employer of the year award 2022, sponsored by Shortlist.Me

Winner: IBM

  • AstraZeneca
  • Johnson Matthey Plc
  • PwC
  • Unlocked
  • Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP 

To view the 2021 winners, click here.