20 January 2019

NCWE Awards 2013

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The NCWE Awards has been celebrating best practice in work experience provision for ten years. As the biggest and most widely anticipated event in the work experience calendar, it gives employers the chance to be rewarded for the thought, time and effort they have put into developing their placement or internship schemes.

The 2013 event received more than 200 entries and judges found it extremely difficult to narrow these down due to the number of high quality entries and limited finalist places. The winners, highly commended and finalists for 2013 are listed below.

View the digital souvenir brochure to find out more about the winning organisations.

Employer award categories

Overall Winner

  • Citi

Work Placement of the Year 2013:

Best Large Organisation with More than 250 Employees:

Long-term Placements (20+ Students) - Sponsored by TUI UK & Ireland

  • Fujitsu - Winner
  • GlaxoSmithKline - Highly Commended
  • IBM UK Ltd
  • Intel Corporation UK Ltd
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • Vauxhall Motors

Long-term Placements (Fewer than 20 Students) - Sponsored by Intel

  • bp - Winner
  • Panasonic - Highly Commended
  • Lidl
  • PSA Peugeot Citroen
  • The Co-operative Group
  • TUI UK & Ireland

Short-term Placements (up to 3 months duration)

  • Infosys Ltd - Winner
  • Hymans Robertson - Highly Commended
  • Motability Operations - Judges' Commendation
  • bp
  • Centrica Plc
  • Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Further categories:

Best Organisation with Fewer than 250 Employees

  • Clock - Winner
  • Petersens PR Ltd - Highly Commended
  • Ash Gaming Ltd
  • Asidua
  • PPS Works Ltd
  • ProspectSoft Ltd

Best Newcomer (for schemes set up within the last 2 years) - Sponsored by GSK

  • Slater & Gordon - Winner
  • FMC Technologies - Highly Commended
  • Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP
  • Teach First

Best Public Sector Placement

  • University of Aberdeen - Winner
  • University of Leeds - Highly Commended
  • Career Zone (University of Exeter)
  • Careers Network, University of Birmingham
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • South West College

Best Charitable Sector Placement

  • Cancer Research UK - Winner
  • Teach First - Highly Commended
  • Blackpool Advocacy
  • Bryson Practice Learning Centre
  • Macmillan Cancer Support

Best Law Firm

  • Nabarro LLP - Winner
  • Simmons & Simmons - Highly Commended
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP

Graduate Internship of the Year 2013:

Best Organisation with More than 250 Employees - Sponsored by AGR

  • Citi - Winner
  • BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme - Highly Commended
  • bp (Class of 2012 Olympic Programme)
  • Halma plc
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • Manchester Metropolitan University

Best Organisation with Fewer than 250 Employees

  • Change Agents UK - Winner
  • Advertising Association - Highly Commended
  • Beverley Building Society

Nomination categories:

Work Placement of the Year - as Nominated by a Careers Adviser, Jobshop or Placement Tutor - Sponsored by PlaceNet

  • A View From The Hill - CIC nominated by Sarah Goldstone, The University of Leeds - Winner
  • Wunderman / Y&R Z Academy nominated by Karen Ephram, Bournemouth University - Highly Commended
  • East Coast Main Line Company nominated by Jennifer Mowat, University of York
  • John Lewis Partnership nominated by Caroline Herz, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Merlin Entertainment Group (Madame Tussauds) nominated by Nicky Smith, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Stephenson Harwood nominated by Claire Smith, Whizz-Kidz

Best Employment Experience - as Nominated by a Student or Graduate Intern

  • IBM nominated by Charles Donnell - Winner
  • Microsoft UK nominated by Olivia Roche - Highly Commended
  • bp 'Class of 2012' Olympic Programme - Judges' Commendation
  • BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme nominated by Jasmine Coleman
  • GlaxoSmithKline nominated by Martin Peeks
  • Petersens PR nominated by Eira Jepson
  • PPS Works Ltd nominated by Bavinder Chahal
  • University of Edinburgh Careers Service nominated by Amelia Lloyd
  • 123-reg nominated by Randal Whitmore

Best of the Best:

To mark the 10th anniversary of the NCWE Awards, overall winners from the past ten years were invited to enter this special category. Finalists are:

  • George at Asda - Winner
  • BBC
  • Best Kept Secrets
  • Centrica Plc
  • Champions Life Academy - Life Party Ltd
  • Intel Corporation UK Ltd
  • TUI UK & Ireland


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Find out more about our sponsors:


  • Logo: AGR 
  • Logo: GSK
  • Logo: Intel
  • Logo: PlaceNet
  • Logo: TUI UK & Ireland
  • Logo: NASES


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