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Nominations now open for the AGCAS Award for Careers Service Engagement

17 January 2018

Nominations are now open for the AGCAS Award for Careers Service Engagement, part of the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2018. The award recognises those employers who provide outstanding support for careers services' work with students and graduates.

Celebrating employer partnerships

The AGCAS award for Careers Service Engagement focuses on employers who develop and sustain good working relationships with higher education careers and employability services. Voted for by careers and employability professionals, the award recognises those employers who provide outstanding support for careers services’ work with students and graduates.

AGCAS member services are invited to nominate one employer (of any size and from any sector) who has demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively to ensure that students are equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience that will allow them to enter, thrive in, and gain satisfaction from the world of work.

Criteria

For each employer you nominate, please answer the following questions in no more than 750 words (overall total):

1. In what ways has this employer developed or sustained a good working relationship with your service?
2. How has this employer helped you provide careers and employability opportunities, education, information, advice or guidance to your students or graduates?
3. How can the impact of the employer's input be measured?

AGCAS support

This is AGCAS's fourteenth year of supporting this award. Having AGCAS involved with the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2018 each year raises the profile of HE careers and employability work and highlights the importance of employer engagement to the 1,000 or so graduate recruiters who attend the event. Getting involved also provides you with opportunities to promote your own involvement with employers, both internally and externally. In addition, AGCAS will widely publicise both the shortlist and the winners. It's also a great opportunity for you to be seen to be appreciative of your employer partners.

Previous winners

Last year's winner was King's Group Spain, nominated by Aston University.

Shortlist and winner

A shortlist of six will be announced in February 2018. The winner will be announced at the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2018 in London on Wednesday 28 March 2018

How to nominate

Please submit your nomination (via the form at the bottom of this page) to samantha.woodman@agcas.org.uk. Please only send one nomination per service.

The closing date for receipt of nominations is 5pm on Thursday 25 January 2018

Download the nomination form