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Enterprise Rent-A-Car wins big as UK's most popular graduate employer

Enterprise Rent-A-Car was crowned the UK’s most popular graduate employer at a ceremony in London last week when it took the overall prize at the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2016.

The Awards are the UK’s largest graduate recruitment event and were based on a survey of 52,000 students and recent graduates as well as the views of a select student judging panel. The survey is conducted on an annual basis by international research organisation trendence, which shares the same parent company as The ceremony took place at Grosvenor House hotel, hosted by Jack Whitehall and attended by more than 1,000 guests.

The UK’s most popular recruiters in careers from accounting to science

The TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2016 identified the most popular graduate recruiters in the following career sectors:

  • Accounting and financial management PwC
  • Banking, insurance and financial services Barclays
  • Construction, civil engineering and surveying Arup
  • Consulting PwC
  • Consumer goods – manufacturing and marketing L’Oréal
  • Energy and utilities BP
  • Engineering, design and manufacture Rolls-Royce
  • Hospitality, leisure and tourism Marriott International
  • Investment banking and investment J.P. Morgan
  • IT and technology Google
  • Law Allen & Overy LLP
  • Logistics, transport and supply chain British Airways
  • Public sector MI6 – the Secret Intelligence Service
  • Retail Amazon
  • Scientific research and development Cancer Research UK

The TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2016 in full

Other awards recognised employers’ achievements in areas such as use of social media, internships and student marketing.

  • Advancement of social mobility in graduate recruitment Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Best apprenticeship programme IBM
  • Best school-leaver programme National Grid
  • Apprentice of the year Amber Westmoreland EY
  • Best student marketing campaign (for organisations recruiting fewer than 50 graduates a year) Lidl
  • Best student marketing campaign (for organisations recruiting more than 50 graduates a year) Accenture
  • Best graduate recruitment website The Army
  • Best undergraduate internship/vacation programme IBM UK
  • Innovation on campus Thales
  • Rising star Katie Sands, Barclays
  • Diversity recruitment FDM
  • AGCAS award for careers service engagement J.P. Morgan

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