Students and Graduates Encouraged to enter National Council for Work Experience Awards

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Young Academic can reveal that students and graduates are invited to nominate companies that have provided them with the best internship experience. They have been asked to do this as the National Council for Work Experience (NCWE) launches its annual Awards for the ninth year. 

Traditionally focused on undergraduate work experience, the NCWE Awards have changed for 2012 to enable graduates to enter. Those who have undertaken international placements are also now eligible to enter.

Students and graduates have until Friday 9 December 2011 to enter the company they feel has provided the Best Employment Experience. The online entry form can be completed at www.work-experience.org/awards

Mike Hill, chief executive of the Higher Education Careers Services Unit that runs the NCWE Awards says: “Work experience has become more prominent in recent years and is now a vital component to a graduate’s employability, so it’s apt that we now recognise those businesses offering internships to graduates.”

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London in March 2012. This year’s sponsors include the AGR, Changeboard, GlaxoSmithKline, Centrica, CRCC Asia, PlaceNet and Intel.

The NCWE Awards 2012 categories are as follows:

·         Work Placement of the Year 2012:

    • Best Large Organisation with Over 250 Employees
      • Long-term Placements (20+ Students)
      • Long-term Placements (Fewer than 20 Students)
      • Short-term Placements (up to three months duration)
    • Best SME (10-250 employees)
    • Best Micro Enterprise (under 10 employees)
    • Best Newcomer
    • Public Sector
    • Charitable Sector
    • Law Sector


  • Work Placement of the Year – as nominated by a careers adviser, jobshop or placement tutor
  • Best Employment Experience – as nominated by a student or graduate


  • Graduate Internship of the Year:
    • Best Large Organisation
    • Best SME (10-250 employees)
    • Best Micro Enterprise (under 10 employees)
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