Posted by Louise ● 6 March 2019

Winners of the 10th National Undergraduate Employability Awards!

Here at RMP Enterprise, we’re over the moon after the huge success of the National Undergraduate Employability Awards’ 10th anniversary!


Taking place at etc.venues in Bishopsgate, London, this year’s event saw 500 people come together to celebrate the outstanding achievements of employers, universities and students in the field of undergraduate work experience.

It was a day of talks from inspiring speakers - punctuated by glasses of Prosecco and cupcakes in RMP’s trademark pink - featuring Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive of the Institute of Student Employers (ISE) and Robyn Howard from our headline partner PwC.

The audience was also treated to an NUE Awards first; a panel discussion with four students from across the UK, who each gave us a unique insight into their personal experience with finding and applying for placements and internships.

student panel
For the jewel in our crown, guest speaker Col. Dame Kelly Holmes DBE took to the stage to deliver a motivational speech that encouraged us all to dig deep and never give up on our goals. It was clear from the hushed silence that the double olympic gold medallist had the whole room hanging on her every word!

dame kelly holmes

We topped off the day by handing out 17 Awards to those employers, universities and students who have gone above and beyond in their respective categories.

Winners included Accenture for the Best Recruitment Marketing Campaign and Civil Service Fast Stream & Early Talent, who walked away with the Award for Best Diversity Initiative in Work Experience. Their amazing scheme, which tailors internships for autistic students, has already resulted in one in four interns finding employment. Top work!

A big congratulations also goes to Bloomberg, who nabbed the #1 spot in the Top 100 Undergraduate Employers Table. This was based solely on reviews submitted to by students who have done placements and internships themselves.

Without further ado, here are this year’s winners in full:

Employer Winners

Top Undergraduate Employer 2018-19


Top Medium-sized Undergraduate Scheme 2018-19


Best Small to Medium-sized Undergraduate Employer

Best Diversity Initiative in Work Experience

Civil Service Fast Stream and Early Talent 

Best Diversity Initiative in Work Experience 2

Civil Service Fast Stream Early Talent, Winners of the Best Diversity Initiative in Work Experience 2019

Best Short-term Insight Scheme


Best Recruitment Marketing Campaign
Accenture submitted by AIA Worldwide



University Winners

Best University Placement Service (Under 500 Placements)
University of Southampton, Business School Placements Office

Best University Placement Service (Over 500 Placements)
University of Surrey, Employability and Careers Centre

Best University Careers / Employability Service
Careers Network - Work Experience Team, University of Birmingham

Best University Careers Employability Service 2

University of Birmingham, Winners of the Best University Careers / Employability Service 2019

Most Improved Commitment to Employability

Careers & Employability Team, University of Liverpool

Outstanding Contribution to Work Experience

Karen Malcolm, University College Birmingham

Best Collaboration between a University and Employer

Staffordshire University and Staffordshire Police

Student Winners

Best Placement Student

Vijay Gill, GSK

Best Placement Student-1
Vijay Gill, Winner of Best Placement Student 2019

Best Intern

Lukas Zettl, Bloomberg

Best Student Contribution to a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise
Rebecca Nettleship, HeartSine Technologies
Best Brand Ambassador

Olivia Williams, Linklaters

Best University Society

Warwick Engineering Society

Best University Society 2

Warwick Engineering Society, Winners of the Best University Society 2019

For more information on all the winners and finalists, visit


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