University tops nominations for national employability awards

The University of Liverpool has received the highest number of nominations in the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards.

The event, that takes place in February, celebrates the outstanding achievements of all those involved in undergraduate work experience.

The NUE Awards benchmark those employers, universities and students across the UK who have demonstrated commitment and dedication to the field of undergraduate employability.

The University Placement Team has been nominated for Best Placement Service (an entry that involved a successful pitch to Marks & Spencer Headquarters) and Most Improved Commitment to Employability. Darren Siggers of the Placement team has also been nominated for Outstanding Contribution to Work Experience.

Best Student Placement

Student Jade Kelsall from the Management School has also received a NUE nomination for Best Placement Student for her work at PSA Peugeot Citroën.

Rachael Collins, Head of Placements at the University’s Careers & Employability Service, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the University. The placement team work hard to provide all students with the advice, support and networks they need when applying for internships and placements.

We believe our bespoke modules, unlimited 1-2-1 student appointments and industry collaborations have contributed to us being shortlisted for three national awards. Our students are our best assets and we are particularly proud of Jade Kelsall who has also been shortlisted for ‘Best Placement Student.’”

Further information

A full list of University and student nominations for the NUE awards are now available. Further information on the event can be found here:

For more information on placements, internships and work experience visit the Careers & Employability Service website at:


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