Winners of The National Undergraduate Employability Awards Announced

Date: 03/12/2014

Schlumberger takes home the award for ‘Best Short-term Insight Scheme’

The National Undergraduate Employability Awards is sponsored by PwC and supported by like-minded thought leaders AGR and AGCAS. This year's ceremony was also run in association with The Guardian, further highlighting the importance of undergraduate employability.

Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive of the AGR took to the stage to deliver an insight into the undergraduate market. Special guest speaker, Sahar Hashemi, OBE and co-founder of Coffee Republic then delivered an inspirational speech about her path to success and the importance of entrepreneurial spirit within organisations.

The Awards were presented by Oliver Sidwell and Sahar Hashemi, with Schlumberger taking home the Award for Best Short-term Insight Scheme. The winner of this award, Schlumberger, impressed with its Women and Technology Insight Programme of which 67 per cent of the women who attended were offered a summer internship or placement. This demonstrated that the insight scheme is being used to retain its candidates and is committed to fulfilling its aim to facilitate increasing the number of women in STEM careers.

For a full overview of the day and to find out who took home the trophies, visit our Awards website at


The Winners...
University Awards:

Best University Placement Service: Aston University
Best University Careers / Employability Service: University of the West of England
Most Improved Commitment to Employability: University of Birmingham (College of Social Sciences)
Outstanding Contribution to Work Experience: Graham Kaye- Taylor, Brunel University
Highly Commended: Tim Ward, University of Salford

Student Awards:
Best Placement Student: Elinor Goodhead, IBM
Highly Commended: Connor Adams, NETAPP
Best Intern: James Edmunds, L’Oreal
Best Student Contribution to a Small to Medium-sized Enterprise: Natalie Diver, Baggers Original
Best University Society: Warwick Finance Societies, Warwick University

Employer Awards:
Best New Provider of Work Experience: Teach First
Best Short-term Insight Scheme: Schlumberger
Best Diversity in Work Experience: Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Best On Campus Marketing Campaign: RBS (submitted by ThirtyThree)
Top Small to Medium-sized Undergraduate Employer: ProspectSoft
Highly Commended: Magpie Communications

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