11 December 2018

NCWE Awards 2012

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Now in its ninth year, the annual NCWE Awards are designed to reward organisations that offer outstanding placement opportunities and encourage work experience and graduate internship providers to continue to raise quality standards.

The Awards give employers the chance to be rewarded for the thought, time and effort they have put into helping students or graduates get the very best from their placement and enhancing their employability. They also highlight the business benefits that students have brought to a company.

After receiving more than 330 entries, the winners were announced at the NCWE Awards presentation back in March 2012. View the digital souvenir brochure to find out more about the winning organisations or find out about what our guests thought of the event.

Winners and Finalists in the 2012 NCWE Awards

Overall winner:

Jagex Games Studio

Judges' Commendation:

Exeter City Football Club

Work Placement of the Year 2012:

Best Large Organisation with more than 250 Employees

Long-term Placements (20+ Students)

  • Winner: Jagex Games Studio
  • Highly Commended:IBM UK Ltd
  • Accenture
  • Fujitsu
  • Hays Specialist Recruitment
  • Microsoft

Long-term Placements (Fewer than 20 Students)

  • Winner: Citi
  • Highly Commended: bp
  • Panasonic UK
  • PSA Peugeot Citroen
  • TUI UK & Ireland
  • Zurich UK Life

Short-term Placements (up to 3 months duration)

  • Winner: Infosys Ltd.
  • Highly Commended: bp
  • BBC
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Centrica
  • PwC

Best SME (10-250 Employees)

  • Winner: Houlder
  • Highly Commended: ProspectSoft Ltd
  • Ash Gaming Ltd
  • Asidua
  • Clock
  • Quantum Marketing Group 

Best Micro Enterprise (fewer than 10 Employees)

  • Winner: Champions Life Academy
  • Highly Commended: 2LS Limited
  • NoChintz
  • Petersens PR
  • St Mary's Accounting Services

Best Newcomer (for schemes set up within the last 2 years)

  • Winner: Zurich UK Life
  • Highly Commended: John Lewis
  • Aon
  • PwC
  • SCA Hygiene Products UK Ltd
  • Xafinity Consulting

Best Public Sector Placement

  • Winner: Careers & Employability Centre, University of Birmingham
  • Highly Commended: Civil Service Fast Stream
  • The Alchemy Exchange at Sheffield Hallam University
  • GCHQ
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Essex frontrunners

Best Charitable Sector Placement

  • Winner: Barnardo's
  • Highly Commended: Bryson CareWest
  • Action Against Hunger (ACF UK)
  • British Red Cross
  • Cancer Research UK
  • RAFT

Best Law Firm

  • Winner: Nabarro LLP
  • Highly Commended: Simmons & Simmons LLP
  • Farrer & Co LLP
  • Field Fisher Waterhouse
  • Linklaters
  • Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP

Nomination categories:

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

  • Winner: Exeter City Football Club - nominated by Rowanna Smith, The University of Exeter
  • Highly Commended: Irish Sea Conservation Zones (c/o Envirolink) - nominated by Jonathan Lageard, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Ayton Global Research Ltd - nominated by Joanne Tasnier/ David Gee, University of the West of England
  • Burges Salmon - nominated by Rajinder Saran, University of the West of England
  • Conwy Borough Council, Environment and Technical Services - nominated by Michael Jervis, Coleg Llandrillo
  • Wunderman - nominated by Danielle Sheerin, University of East London (UEL)

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

  • Winner: IBM UK Ltd - nominated by Phillippa Batt
  • Highly Commended: Microsoft - nominated by Sam Cove
  • Barnardo's - nominated by Alicia Luther-Jones
  • BBC Kick Off Reporters - nominated by Ryan Leister
  • Snowdon Mountain Railway - nominated by Medwyn Samuel Roberts
  • Unilever UK Ltd (Leeds Site) - nominated by Isabel Fazan

Graduate Internship of the Year 2012:

Best Organisation with More than 250 Employees

  • Winner: Barnardo's
  • Highly Commended: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Centrica
  • Citi
  • Scottish Water

Best Organisation with Fewer than 250 Employees

  • Winner: Credos
  • Highly Commended: Student Hubs
  • abdi Ltd
  • Air & Ground Aviation Ltd
  • CMC Consulting Ltd
  • People & Planet

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Follow us @NCWE_Awards to keep up with the latest announcements from the NCWE Awards. Find out more about what went on during the event: #NCWEawards

Find out more about our sponsors:

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