We wouldn't be able to put on much of a show without our sponsors. They all have a real passion for exceptional graduate recruitment. Read their stories here.
Sponsoring the best apprenticeship programme award
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the world's most forward-thinking professional accountancy body. With 125,000 global job opportunities posted on ACCA Careers every month, they're among the world's best-qualified and most highly sought-after accountants - and they work in every sector you can imagine.
Finance is the universal language of business. So, there’s no such thing as an average accountant. Our members become CEOs, finance directors, entrepreneurs, sustainability trailblazers and public sector leaders. Accountancy really does give you options for a rewarding career.
Employers seek out ACCA-trained professionals because they know it is the sign of excellence. Which means you'll have the competitive edge to build the career you've been imagining. And our global community and career planning tools will show you paths and opportunities you never knew existed.
The ACCA apprenticeship programme helps people from all backgrounds and career stages to build a globally-recognised foundation in accounting, finance and business. For apprentices, it's the chance to earn as they learn. For employers, it's a cost-effective way of bringing vital skills and sharp thinking to your business that's easier than you think.
We are proud to sponsor the best apprenticeship programme award. We are passionate about helping students achieve their potential when searching and applying for graduate roles and transitioning to employment.
To find out more visit accaglobal.com.
Sponsoring the best innovation in recruitment award
The AMS Early Careers and Campus group is proud to sponsor the best innovation in recruitment award.
AMS - We are a talent solutions business
Working with clients across the globe, we have learnt what it takes to build a high performing employer. It starts with talent; sourcing, selecting and keeping the right people in the right jobs.
To do this well, you need unmatched expertise in digital innovation, and a deep understanding of the complex needs of the talent you are seeking to engage – whether that talent is external to your business or already inside it.
Taking a holistic approach to the HR value chain and to attracting and retaining a world class workforce enables business success.
10,000+ experts, across 120+ countries, speaking more than 50 languages, delivering projects for the world’s most admired companies.
Blackbridge Communications is a specialist people communications agency that helps clients attract and engage talent.
We work with a wide range of leading organisations such as Rolls-Royce, Capital One, Aviva, Heathrow and Clifford Chance. Our expertise lies in creative concept development, digital channels, early talent attraction, employer brand research and internal communications.
As a member of the OneAgent global network, the world’s largest network of employer branding agencies, we can also help our clients implement their people strategies internationally.
To find out more, visit: www.blackbridge.co.uk
Cibyl is a leading student market research team in UK andIreland. We provide employers, universities, professional bodies and researchers with unparalleled insights into students’ career thinking.Supporting attraction, equality, diversity, brand, virtual engagement, talent management and career service planning.
This year, 100,000 school students, undergraduates and recent graduates have taken part.
We’ve captured a broad range of opinion from them on the early careers market, including awareness and attractiveness of employers, relocation and mobility information, how and why students are making choices about careers, key demographic intel including: social profile, gender, year and subject of study, ethnicity, nationality and data on sexuality and disability.
Our team of MRS accredited researchers and analysts cut this data to get bespoke findings unique to individual employers. We consult with you on your competitive position, attractiveness amongst target group students, methods of engagement, help you to develop a school and campus strategy, help you to recruit a more diverse profile and get you to understand where and why you are missing out on relevant and ‘right fit’ talented young people.
Our methods can include quantitative, qualitative and focus group research, we offer year round data support, we have our own survey platform and can execute bespoke surveys or snap polls getting you the answer to a single issue of strategic importance or help you solve a problem. We area dept at reviewing a range of data sources as well as our own, offering you practical and actionable advice to help you build an informative picture and develop an early careers strategy that really works.
Cibyl's data is the source of the sector awards at the targetjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards.
To get a demo of our data and to find out more go to cibyl.com
Sponsoring the best university employability strategy award
At Clifford Chance we're delighted to partner with Tender on their university programme which uses a Whole Setting Approach to change harmful campus cultures which embed a preventative approach to domestic abuse and sexual violence in all aspects of university life. More information can be found here.
We are one of the world's pre-eminent law firms, with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, we pride ourselves on our approachable, collegial and team-based way of working.
We always strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, the financial investor community, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not-for-profit organisations. We provide them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the Firm's global standards with in-depth local expertise.
To find out more visit: www.cliffordchance.com
HSBC is the world's leading international bank.
Headquartered in London, HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world. HSBC's international network comprises around 6,300 offices in 75 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa.
The HSBC Group's values describe how the Group interacts with each other internally, with customers and with the wider community. All employees are expected to have and reflect the Group's values.
The following three statements summarise the Group's values. HSBC's culture is among its signature strengths: It has been and is key to the Group's past and continued success.
Open to different ideas and cultures
Connected with our customers, community and each other
Dependable and doing the right thing
The HSBC Group iscommitted to the following business principles:
· Outstanding customer services
· Effective and efficient operations
· Strong capital and liquidity
· Prudent lending policy
· Strict expense discipline
In the UK, HSBC provides over 300 graduate jobs each year in commercial, global banking and markets, group private banking and retail banking and wealth management. We also offer over 190 internship placements to undergraduates. HSBC is committed to developing people so they can perform to their potential.
Sponsoring the most popular graduate recruiter in banking, insurance and financial services award
NFU Mutual offers a wide range of products, including general insurance, pensions and investments. These products and services are delivered through the agency network, as well as through a direct sales and service centre.
With over 300 offices located in rural towns and villages throughout the UK, NFU Mutual has become part of the fabric of rural life and remains committed to serving the needs of people who visit, live or work in the countryside.
We welcome graduates into our organisation every year across all areas of the business, from customer services, marketing and HR, through to potentially becoming one of our sales agents of the future.
We are really proud to sponsor the award for the most popular graduate recruiter in banking, insurance and financial services 2024.
Sponsoring the sustainability in early talent recruitment award
Just a few years ago, we committed to reduce our foot print as early talent recruiters. The result of that decision was the founding of the Sustainable Recruitment Alliance. We’re beginning to stem the decades of damage that our early talent practices have caused to the environment.
Our purpose is to help reduce the carbon footprint of early talent professionals. Our mission is to create and empower a deeply connected ecosystem of stakeholders, including early talent recruiters, universities, and student organisations, who are committed to reducing their collective carbon foot print and embedding sustainability at the heart of their practices.
As a leading international and Top 10 university, the employability of our students is a major strategic priority for everyone at Exeter. The huge investment and commitment in embedding career and employability support internal and external to the curriculum continues to impact on the success of our graduates across all sectors of the graduate labour market and related league tables.
These achievements are formally recognised through multiple accolades and national awards including Exeter becoming the first and only University to receive the AGR’s (now ISE) ‘Best of the Best’ Blue Ribbon award.
In the seminal and critically acclaimed paper on the future of higher education “An Avalanche is coming” the authors referred to Exeter’s employability services as “A great example of the future”. Our aim is to build upon this reputation and become the University of choice for employers and career-minded students alike.
If you would like to work with us on developing and recruiting world-class student and graduate talent visit our website to find out more: www.exeter.ac.uk/careers/employers