King’s Group was last night awarded the trophy for “Excellence in Careers & Employability Service Engagement” as part of the TARGET jobs “National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2017” held at London’s Grosvenor House. The prize, voted for by careers and employability professionals nationally, promotes the important contribution many employers make towards developing today’s young professionals and helping to prepare them for their future careers.

On Thursday 30th March, King’s Group were declared overall winners of the Association of Graduate Careers & Advisory Services (AGCAS) Award for “Excellence in Careers & Employability Service Engagement 2017”, a prize that promotes the important contribution many employers make towards developing today’s young professionals and helping to prepare them for their future careers. The award was voted for by careers and employability professionals nationwide, with the aim to recognise those employers who provide outstanding support for careers services’ work with students and young graduates. The TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2017 are the largest early careers recruitment awards in Europe. Over 1,500 guests attended the Awards Ceremony and nearly 100,000 individuals from undergraduates, apprentices and school-leavers, voted on the different categories. King’s Group was nominated in February 2017 by Aston University “for sharing good practice and helping students at Aston University become ‘global professionals’ by offering comprehensive training through their easily accessible international placement opportunities", which is led by the Group’s HR Department. Following the nomination, the Group was shortlisted among six other highly regarded companies, such as Goldman Sachs, EY and TEKEVER, among others. “This award comes in recognition of the incredible efforts that our HR Department has put into developing a solid and long-standing relationship with Aston University. The internship programme has benefited more than 300 students over the past 5 years. These interns gain a wealth of different experiences across various departments and areas of the organisation; from ICT, Marketing and HR through to Teaching Assistant roles in our schools.