On Thursday 5th September, we were delighted to recognise the achievements of employers and interns on our Summer Placement Programme with a graduation event, kindly hosted by Lloyd’s, the world specialist insurance market.
Through an evening of networking, students and employers shared stories of their valuable experiences on the programme, reflecting on all that had been gained through the 4-13 week placements.
Eager to find out the winners of the Summer Placement Programme Awards, everyone gathered to recognise best practice and excellence through the programme.
We were delighted to present the following awards:
Employer of the Year
Manager of the Year
Jo Taylor, Lloyd’s
Programme Champion of the Year
Nick Beavitt, Guy Carpenter
Intern of the Year
Yosof, Vibe Syndicate Management
Most Improved Intern of the Year
Personality of the Year
Social Media Champion of the Year
Priyanka, TSB Bank
A huge well done to the winners of the 2019 programme, and a huge thank you to the 28 employers that provided these amazing opportunities for our candidates. We were proud to place 98 students from across London boroughs into paid placements with leading London employers this summer.
These internships enabled our young people to take their first step onto the career ladder and we are delighted that many students have been invited back, had their contracts extended or made permanent. This demonstrates how the programme adds real value to teams who need additional resource, helps develop existing staff and contributes to diverse future talent of all our participating organisations.