ISE Awards 2023 are open! Find out what makes a great entry and take a look at some of last year’s winners to find out what they did to scoop a top industry award.
It’s time to get involved and celebrate best practice in developing campaigns and initiatives that attract high-quality school leavers and graduates.
ISE members have until Monday 13 February to enter this year’s ISE Awards.
There are 15 categories combining both student recruitment and development with a range of categories focused on employer, supplier and university excellence.
ISE Awards are independently judged by industry experts and there are different criteria for each category. Guidance about what makes a great entry can be found under each of the categories. You can also read our general submission guidance.
Looking for inspiration? Take a look at some of last year’s winners:
NFU Mutual: Best school leaver/apprenticeship strategy – sponsored by TheTalentPeople and GetMyFirstJob.co.uk
NFU Mutual’s award entry demonstrated how its investment in apprenticeships is helping to meet strategic business needs, ensuring the future success of its Claims operation.
Read about NFU Mutual’s apprenticeship strategy
Police Now: Commitment to improving diversity through student resourcing – sponsored by Sanctuary Graduates
ISE Award winners, Police Now, explained in its entry how an ‘under-represented first’ approach to recruitment attracted and recruited a record number of diverse graduates.
EY in partnership with Bright Network: Outstanding employer and supplier recruitment partnership – sponsored by Graduate Recruitment Bureau
Bright Network’s entry explained how its partnership with EY helped increase diversity amongst students and graduates. The strategy involved providing a fast-track service for hard-to-reach talent and educating the market on less understood roles.
futureproof in partnership with Sanctuary Graduates: Highly Commended – Outstanding employer and supplier recruitment partnership – sponsored by Graduate Recruitment Bureau
ISE award winners Sanctuary Graduates and futureproof explained in their entry how their partnership is helping to close the tech skills gap.
Sheffield Hallam University: Best university and employer engagement strategy – sponsored by Symplicity
In their award entry Sheffield Hallam explained how its employer engagement programme is providing vital work experience for students while addressing regional challenges.
Johnson & Johnson in partnership with The Smarty Train
Outstanding employer and supplier development partnership – sponsored by Hire STEM Women
Johnson & Johnson and The Smarty Train shared the process behind their partnership in their award entry. It aimed to build a resilient early talent development framework aligned to Johnson & Johnson’s future workforce strategy.
Winning one of these prestigious awards from ISE can be a major boost for your organisation’s profile within the industry.
Read more about ISE Awards 2023.