11 December 2018

NCWE Awards 2009-10

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The NCWE Work Experience Awards celebrate the achievements of work experience providers across the UK and recognise the internships which have made a real impact to both the undergraduate and business.

The awards showcase the very best of what employers have to offer and aim to commend work experience providers that have put thought, time and effort into helping students develop key employability skills. They also highlight the business benefits that students have brought to a company.

Representatives from over 70 organisations across the UK attended the 2009/10 Awards Final which was held at London’s Merchant Taylors’ Hall in March. Guests enjoyed a delicious three course meal before hearing which of the finalists would be taking home an award from the major work experience event of the year.

With a record-breaking number of entries, culminating in another exceptional event, the NCWE Awards continues to be the biggest and most prestigious event of its kind.

The 2009/10 Finalists are detailed below and you can access their case studies by following the links on their company name.  Alternatively, for further information download the NCWE Awards 2009/10 souvenir brochure.  


Award categories for companies with over 250 employees

Long term placements employing less than 20 students (4-12 months)

Long term placements employing more than 20 students (4-12 months)

  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • IBM UK Ltd 
  • Microsoft 
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Winner
  • Accenture - Highly commended
  • PSA Peugeot Citroen

Short term placements (0-3 months)

  • BP
  • Shell
  • Citi
  • Barclays Capital - Highly commended
  • Accenture
  • Centrica - Winner 

Further award categories

10-250 employees

  • Portal Technology Systems Limited
  • px Limited
  • Asidua Limited
  • Quantum TM
  • learnpurple and talent toolbox - Highly commended
  • ProspectSoft Ltd - Winner

Under 10 employees – sponsored by Centrica

  • Remode
  • Petersens PR
  • Surface + Light + Space
  • Blue Rocket
  • Fuel - Highly commended
  • Audiences North East - Winner

Charitable sector

Public sector 

  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • Bank of England
  • British Broadcasting Corporation - Winner
  • Welsh Assembly Government
  • National Oceanography Centre, Southampton: Information Technology Group
  • Yorkshire ForwardHighly commended

New placement schemes (within last 2 years) - sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline

  • Lexington Catering Ltd
  • The Co-operative Group
  • The University of Nottingham's Centre for Career Development - Highly commended
  • Emerald Group Publishing Ltd
  • TUI Travel PLC - Winner
  • Lidl Limited

Best Work Placement Diversity Scheme 

  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Citi - Highly commended
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • Barclays Wealth
  • Pinsent Masons LLP - Winner
  • Channel 4 Television Corporation

Best Work Experience Provider - As nominated by a student

  • The Environment Agency nominated by Adam Stephenson   
  • Lockheed Martin UK nominated by Bernie Jenkin - Winner 
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP nominated by Charlotte Williams
  • SaltireFoundation nominated by Adam Muir - Highly commended
  • Tesco IInternational Sourcing nominated by Kate Jackson    
  • Yooz nominated by Colette Rhodie  

Best Work Experience Provider - As nominated by a careers adviser, jobshop or placement tutor 

  • Axion Consulting nominated by Dr.Jonathan Lageard, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • CMS Cameron McKenna LLP nominated by Mark Armitage, University of Exeter
  • Crocodile Clips Ltd nominated by Marjory McCallum, The University of Edinburgh
  • Emerald Group Publishing Limited nominated by Rebecca Evans, University of Leeds - Highly commended
  • Tesco International Sourcing nominated by Jane Ledbury, Manchester Metropolitan University - Winner
  • Saltire Foundation nominated by Barbara Graham, University of Strathclyde

We received over 250 entries for the above award categories and would like to thank everyone who took the time to complete the entry form.


Major Sponsor: Changeboard 
Media Sponsor: AGR
Category Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline
Category Sponsor: Centrica


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