NCWE Awards 2010-11

The NCWE Work Experience Awards recognise employers whose internships have made a real impact to both the student and the business.

Firmly established as the biggest work experience awards event of the year, the NCWE Awards provide an excellent opportunity for organisations to show future interns and placement tutors the thought, time and effort that go into making sure their students get the very best from their placement programme. Finalists also set a fine example for other employers to follow.

The winners of the 2010-11 Awards were announced at the NCWE Awards presentation on 22 March 2011, held at Merchant Taylors' Hall in London. View the NCWE Awards 2010-11 souvenir brochure to find out more about the event and the winning organisations or find out about what our guests thought of the event.

Work Placement of the Year 2010-11: NCWE winners and finalists

Image: Champions Life Academy 

Overall winner:

Champions Life Academy

Companies with over 250 employees

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

Image: PSA Peugeot Citroen 
  • Winner: PSA Peugeot Citroën
  • Highly Commended: Vauxhall Motors
  • Fujitsu UK & Ireland
  • GlaxoSmithKline R&D
  • Intel Corporation UK Ltd
  • Jagex Games Studio

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

Image: Lidl Limited 
  • Winner: Lidl Limited
  • Highly Commended: Lockheed Martin UK
  • Apex Hotels Ltd
  • Lexington Catering Ltd.
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Zurich UK Life

Short term placements (0-3 months)

Image: bp 
  • Winner: bp
  • Highly Commended: Centrica
  • Judges' Commendation: GlaxoSmithKline R&D
  • Balfour Beatty
  • John Lewis
  • Cancer Research UK

Companies 10-250 employees
Image: learnpurple 

  • Winner: learnpurple
  • Highly Commended: Asidua Limited
  • Emerald Group Publishing Limited
  • Houlder
  • Quantum Marketing 
  • Snow Valley

Companies with under 10 employees

Sponsored by Centrica

Image: Champions Life Academy 
  • Winner: Champions Life Academy
  • Highly Commended: London Bubble Theatre Company
  • Fuel
  • Petersens Ltd.
  • The Alchemy Exchange
  • Tourdust Adventure Travel

Public sector
Image: National Oceanography Centre 

  • Winner: National Oceanography Centre
  • Highly Commended: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
  • Financial Services Authority
  • Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)
  • NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

Charitable sector

Image: Barnardo's 
  • Winner: Barnardo's
  • Highly Commended: Cancer Research UK
  • British Red Cross
  • Bryson Family Services
  • Bright Futures
  • Which?

Best Newcomer

Schemes set up within last 2 years - Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline

Image: Emerald Group Publishing
  • Winner: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
  • Highly Commended: NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement
  • Judges' Commendation: The University of Nottingham, Centre for Career Development
  • Porsche Cars Great Britain Ltd
  • The Co-operative 
  • Zurich UK Life

Best Work Placement Diversity Scheme

Image: Citi 
  • Winner: Citi
  • Highly Commended: Baker & McKenzie
  • Accenture
  • Barclays Capital
  • Barclays Wealth
  • Jurys Inn Hotel Group Ltd 

Nomination categories

Work Placement of the Year - as nominated by a student

Image: Baker & McKenzie
  • Winner: Baker & McKenzie - nominated by Jason Connor
  • Highly Commended: M-Sport Ltd. - nominated by Rebecca Patterson
  • BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme - nominated by Timothy Hague
  • KPMG LLP - nominated by Sophie Eckersley
  • Shell - nominated by Georgia Wiseman
  • Sky News - nominated by Emily Purser

Work Placement of the Year - as nominated by a careers adviser, jobshop or placement tutor

Image: Tesco International Sourcing
  • Winner: Tesco International Sourcing - nominated by Jane Ledbury Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Highly Commended: Champions Life Academy - nominated by Kathryn Foot, Cardiff University
  • Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate - nominated by Helen Staley, University of York
  • National Trust - nominated by Dr Jonathan Lageard, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • The Avalon Group - nominated by Catherine Jandzio, University of Bradford
  • Unilever Leeds Sourcing Unit - nominated by Rebecca Evans, University of Leeds.

We received over 200 entries over the above award categories and would like to thank everyone who took the time to complete the entry form. Please come back in September to find out more about entering the 2012 NCWE Awards.


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