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Finalists Announced: the Top UK Employers for School & College Leavers

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AllAboutSchoolLeavers.co.uk has revealed the finalists in its fifth annual ranking of the UK’s top employers for school and college leavers, ahead of The School Leaver Awards ceremony at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel, hosted by comedian Ed Byrne.

The shortlist, based on the real-life experiences of apprentices and school leaver trainees from 100 UK organisations, features high profile names from the professional services industry, the world of construction and engineering, retail giants, broadcasting and media companies, and even city councils.

The one thing they have in common? They’ve all been nominated for their exemplary work in developing school leaver opportunities: Intermediate Apprenticeships, Advanced Apprenticeships, Higher Apprenticeships, the new Degree Apprenticeships, school leaver programmes and sponsored degrees.

Young people working in the school leaver training world were asked to complete employee satisfaction surveys, covering every aspect of their working lives, from job satisfaction and career progression, to company culture and work/life balance.

Four of the 36 categories were shortlisted by an industry panel, for example the School Leaver of the Year award, and the Most Innovative Recruitment Campaign award – recognising organisations’ forward thinking recruitment methods using modern techniques such as WhatsApp campaigns and online media.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London’s Waldorf Hilton Hotel, on Thursday 25 May 2017, sponsored by EY and supported by Laing O’ Rourke.