Top Employers 2016-17
The AllAboutSchoolLeavers.co.uk’s Top 100 Employers for School & College Leavers 2016-17 rankings is based entirely on the opinions of apprentices and school leaver trainees from 100 UK organisations. They completed surveys analysing everything about their employers and training programmes, from skills development, career progression and training to company culture. We also used the surveys to rank individual categories – school leaver programmes, sponsored degrees, Intermediate Apprenticeships, Advanced Apprenticeships, Higher Apprenticeships, and a new Degree Apprenticeships category, for example – as well as industry-specific categories acknowledging the top employers in their particular fields.
A handful of categories were ranked by two judging panels, lending their expertise to specific issues. ‘School or College Leaver of the Year’, ‘Best School & College Leaver Recruitment Campaign’, ‘Best Use of School & College Engagement in a Recruitment Campaign’ and ‘Most Innovative School & College Leaver Recruitment Campaign’ were decided by an independent industry panel, made up of senior figures from organisations like the Association of Graduate Recruiters, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Skills for Health and Justice, the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural Skills and the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI). An independent student panel judged the ‘Best School & College Leaver Recruitment Website’ and ‘Best Use of Social Media in a School & College Leaver Recruitment Campaign’ categories. We hope both the Top 100 and the individual categories help school leavers make well-informed decisions about what to do next.