Graduate Recruitment Conference & Awards
Deadline for Entries extended to 16th December
The 2015 SoMe Conference & Awards audience is warmly welcomed by Mike Roberts Who here knows that feeling? Immediately, the first of many grabs, tweets, captures Boddingtons, of course Questions from the floor were bountiful and weird RMP remind us about Content and Kinky Hi-fi and lo-fi Handwriting Vicki Spindler, Graduate Programme Manager, Tesco David Rivel, CEO, PathMotion Andy Campbell, Oracle HCM Cloud Thanks for the Wi-Fi password, many would be in re-hab without it Ula Dolska, University Staffing Consultant at Microsoft Sarah Murray, Graduate Recruitment Specialist at Allen & Overy LLP Daniel Richard, UK MD, Sonru Adam Gretton, Sonru Jo Denye, Marketing Manager at Teach First. Rob Farace, NHS Leadership Academy Rob Farace, NHS Leadership Academy Gotta love Windows. Anyone here from Microsoft? Oh, yes. Ooops. Vicki Spindler, Graduate Programme Manager, Tesco Andy Campbell, Oracle HCM Cloud Andy Hyatt, Founder & Digital Strategist, BTMH Ltd Interesting.. Andy Hyatt, Founder & Digital Strategist, BTMH Ltd SoMe Awards 2015 Karen Bradley Jo Denye, Marketing Manager, Teach First with Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive of the AGR Jo Denye, Marketing Manager, Teach First and Lizzie Brock, RMP Emma Britton from Citi with Nick Francis, Casual Fims Paul Turner from AIA with Josh Riches, Ula Dolska and Denial Oates from Microsoft

Who has made the grade this year?

After another great response to our student survey we are delighted to announce the short-list. Students completed the online survey during the second week of November 2014 and gave us their valued opinions. The survey has given us a further insight into students’ views on the graduate social media space to date, and ultimately has formed our list of sector finalists.

There has been some particularly tight fought races in some sectors, forcing us to extend their shortlist to five finalists as voting was so tight between these five organisations it would not have been fair to leave one of them out.

The findings from the survey will be shared with delegates at the Conference in January by our media partners – RMP Enterprise

Sector Finalists for 2014-2015

Professional services: Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PwC, Teach First

Banking & Finance: Barclays Capital, Citi, Ernst &: Young, PwC

Public sector: British Army, EU Commission, NHS, Teach First

Law: Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters, Teach First

IT: BAE Systems, BT, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft

Engineering: BP, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls Royce, Shell

Construction: Arup, Atkins, Babock, Laing O’Rourke, Tata

Charities/3rd sector: Amnesty International, Cancer Research, Oxfam, Macmillan Nurses

Hospitality & leisure: Camp America, Centre Parks, Hilton International, Thomas Cook; Virgin Atlantic

Consumer: Arcadia, John Lewis, L’Oreal, Marks & Spencer, Unilever.

General Awards

The shortlist has now been finalised with many organisations submitting entries across a number of areas, recognising their interest in using a wide variety of social media as a key graduate recruitment tool. The shortlist is:

The best use of blogger relations:
Accenture, Enterprise Rent A Car, Grant Thornton, Microsoft

The best use of a SoMe platform:
Accenture, Deutsche Bank, Enterprise Rent A Car, KPMG, L’Oreal, Mars, National Probation Service (NPS), Nestle, NHS, Tesco

The best use of Twitter:
Deutsche Bank, Enterprise Rent A Car, IBM, Nestle, Mars,
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co

The best use of mobile:
CMS, IBM, Tesco

The best use of video as part of your attraction campaign:
Allen & Overy, IBM, Sainsbury’s

Grand Prix - the best overall strategic use of SoMe tools in terms of reach, impact and innovation:
Accenture, Enterprise Rent A Car, Grant Thornton, IBM, L’Oreal

Any organisations who have not made the sector shortlists, but still feel they have a story to tell still have time to enter here. Please note the deadline for submissions is 5pm, 5th December 2014.

Tel: 07775 804257
eMail:sales@somegradawards.co.uk