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Shortlist announced for the 2017 AGCAS Award for Careers Service Engagement

Six employers have been shortlisted for the AGCAS Award for Careers Service Engagement 2016 following nominations by AGCAS-member higher education careers services. The award is one of the prestigious annual TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards.

The award focuses on employers who develop and sustain good working relationships with higher education careers and employability services. The AGCAS Award for Careers Service Engagement promotes the important contribution many employers make to the work of careers and employability services. Voted for by careers and employability professionals, the award recognises those employers who provide outstanding support for careers services’ work with students and graduates.


The following employers have been shortlisted:

The Civil Service - nominated by the University of Kent 

For their close relationship with the university to promote graduate recruitment, which involved coordinating a full programme of activities and projects spread throughout the past year.

EY – nominated by the University of Edinburgh 

For consistently supporting new initiatives, over and above the traditional interactions with Careers Fairs and vacancies, often taking risks and providing detailed updates and feedback on student applications.  

FDM – nominated by Kingston University

For going above and beyond to support the university in any way possible to enhance the employability of its students, whilst working closely with university staff to drastically lower the unemployment rate of graduates. 

Goldman Sachs – nominated by the University of Westminster 

For their open minded, creative and collaborative approach to working with the university, which has proved extremely beneficial for students and graduates.

Kings Group Spain – nominated by Aston University 

For sharing good practice and helping students at Aston University become ‘global professionals’ by offering comprehensive training through their easily accessible international placement opportunities. 

TEKEVER – nominated by the University of Southampton

For their commitment, as a local SME, to invest in student development by creating a strong recruitment model for graduates, which has had an excellent impact on students at the university.

Awards ceremony 

The winner will be announced at the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2017 in London on Thursday 30th March 2017. Tickets are heavily discounted for AGCAS members to attend at just £199 + VAT (normal price is £350 + VAT). This includes a champagne reception, three course dinner, celebrity presenter, the awards themselves (including the AGCAS Award) and socialising. The audience is comprised mainly of senior recruitment staff from graduate recruiting companies so it's an excellent networking opportunity, as well as a great night out.  Please email Paul Clarke if you'd like to join the 1,000 people in London for the UK's largest gathering of the HE recruitment market.


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