Posted by Conor ● 18 December 2018

Shortlist Unveiled for National Undergraduate Employability Awards

We are excited to reveal the shortlist for the National Undergraduate Employability Awards 2019.

Hosted by RMP Enterprise, the Awards celebrate the passion, dedication and innovation of employers, students and universities across the undergraduate space. 

This will be our tenth awards ceremony, and will be held on Friday 1st March 2019 at etc.venues 155 Bishopsgate in Liverpool Street. A very, (very) special surprise guest speaker will be announced in the new year. 

Congratulations to all who have been shortlisted, we look forward to welcoming you all to the Awards and toasting to your success.

You can find out more about the Awards and purchase tickets on the NUE Awards website.

Employer Awards

Employers who have ranked in the Top 100 Undergraduate Employers and Top 50 Medium-sized Undergraduate Schemes will be announced at the Awards Ceremony in March. The Top 100 and Top 50 tables are based on the reviews written by undergraduates about their placement, internship and insight schemes. 

The following awards are all nomination-based...

Best Diversity Initiative in Work Experience

  • Civil Service Fast Stream and Early Talent
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Heathrow Airport Limited
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Shoosmiths

Best Short-term Insight Scheme

  • DLA Piper UK LLP
  • Mace Group
  • M&G Investments
  • Rothschild & Co
  • Taylor Wessing

Best Recruitment Marketing Campaign

  • Accenture submitted by AIA Worldwide
  • Deloitte submitted by SMRS
  • Department for Education
  • HSBC
  • Siemens submitted by AIA Worldwide

Top Small to Medium-sized Undergraduate Employer

  • amber energy, The Student Energy Project
  • Canon Medical Research Europe
  • Clock
  • Egress Software Technologies
  • Limitless Travel
  • Mayden
  • Measuremen
  • MMT Digital
  • ProspectSoft

Here are the highlights of last year's ceremony... 


University Awards

Best University Placement Service (Under 500 Placements)

  • Cardiff University, Go Wales Team
  • De Montfort University
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Southampton, Business Schools Placements Office
  • University of Sunderland, Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism

Best University Placement Service (Over 500 Placements)

  • Cardiff University, Futures Connect and Employer Engagement Team
  • De Montfort University, Faculty of Business and Law Placements Team
  • Leeds Trinity University
  • University of Liverpool, Placement Team, Careers and Employability
  • University of Surrey, Employability and Careers Centre

Best University Careers / Employability Service

  • Aston University, Careers and Placement Team
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Law, Employability Service
  • University of Leeds, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences Team
  • Swansea University, Employability Academy

Most Improved Commitment to Employability

  • Bath Spa University Placement Service
  • Birmingham City University
  • City, University of London, Employer Engagement Team
  • University of Liverpool, Careers & Employability Team
  • University of London

Outstanding Contribution to Work Experience

  • Linda Leslie, University of Aberdeen
  • Karen Malcolm, University College Birmingham
  • Kate Chambers, University of Newcastle  
  • Kieya Arshia, University of East Anglia
  • Rebecca Claris, Foundation for International Education

Best Collaboration between a University and Employer

  • University of Essex and TTC WeTranslate
  • University of Dundee and Dundee City Council  
  • Staffordshire University and Staffordshire Police
  • University of Warwick and HSBC
  • University of West England, Bristol and DE&S 


M&S, Winners of the Best Student Recruitment Marketing Campaign 2018

Student Awards

Best Placement Student

  • Callum McIntosh, Nissan
  • Daire O’Dubhthaigh, Interface Craigavon
  • Harshitha Shivakumar, IBM
  • Shani Connor, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Vijay Gill, GSK

Best Intern

  • Anna Skeates, Bournemouth Borough Council
  • Ivo Krastins, BuroHappold
  • Jordan Swanson, Cavendish Nuclear
  • Lily-Rose Fenn, Rhys Davies Logistics
  • Lukas Zettl, Bloomberg

Best Student Contribution to a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise

  • Amy Holmes, Constructing Excellence North East
  • Conan Bradley, Bloc Blinds
  • Jong Hoon Lee, Nosebleed Interactive
  • Rebecca Nettleship, Heartsine Technologies 
  • Tom Louch, Egress Software Technologies

Best University Society

  • Bar Society, University of Nottingham
  • Community Consulting, University of York
  • Consulting Society, University of Bristol
  • Enactus, Essex University
  • Enactus, University of Glasgow
  • Engineering Society, University of Warwick
  • Entrepreneur Society, University of Hertfordshire
  • LINKS First Aid Society, Greenwich University  
  • Oxford Guild Business Society, University of Oxford
  • Women in Leadership, University of Leeds 

Best Brand Ambassador

  • Matthew Davies, HSBC
  • Olivia Williams, Linklaters
  • Sophie Waterfall, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Sultan Iqbal, Department of Education 
  • Vincent Chaglasyan, Financial Conduct Authority

Amirah Hajat, Marketing & Events Co-ordinator at RMP has planned and managed the previous two NUE Awards: 

"With the NUE Awards being in its tenth year, there is so much to look forward to!

"Not only do we get to reminisce on how far the undergraduate industry has come, we can also get excited about what the future of the student market holds.

"The Awards offer a great opportunity to bring together employers, students and universities from across the UK to celebrate the amazing initiatives that support employability - and to reward those making a difference.

"There are lots of fun and surprises in store, it's one not to be missed!"

Congratulations to all nominees, we hope to see you all at the Awards in March. 


Topics: RMP News, Undergraduate