Every two years, the South African Graduate Employers Association (SAGEA) rewards outstanding examples of excellence in the graduate recruitment and development arenas through the biennial SAGEA Awards.

The objectives of the biennial SAGEA Awards are as follows:

  • To provide SAGEA members with a platform to showcase the various media and campaigns being used to successfully attract graduates.
  • To recognise and reward excellence and innovation in the graduate employment field.
  • To provide recognition to institutions of higher learning who provide an excellent careers service and are committed to preparing graduates for the world of work.
  • To highlight excellence in the provision of services to support the attraction and development of graduates.
  • To provide SAGEA members with insight into award-winning campaigns, thereby promoting best practice in our field.

Winners will be announced at the Award Dinner to be held on Wednesday 08 November 2017, at Kievits Kroon Country Estate outside Pretoria.

The following awards will be announced:

  • Recruiter of the Year
  • Most Aspirational Employer of Choice
  • Best Recruitment Process
  • Best Careers Service
  • Best Career Fair
  • Best Digital Campaign
  • Best Integrated Campaign
  • Best Supplier Partnership Award
  • Best Innovation Award
  • Best Employability / Work Readiness Initiative

This year we have introduced one new award:

  • Best Internship / Best Work Experience Award

Further details of each of these awards can be found on the 2017 Categories page.

HOW TO ENTER

Here is some information on the entry process for the 2017 SAGEA awards:

Award categories requiring a formal entry

The following award categories require a formal entry:

Award categories that don't require a formal entry

The remaining five awards are determined via the most recent Employer Benchmarking and Candidate Insights Surveys, conducted by High Fliers Research Ltd. on behalf of SAGEA.

These awards are:

  • Graduate Recruiter of the Year
  • Most Aspirational Employer of Choice
  • Best Recruitment Process
  • Best Careers Service
  • Best Career Fair

Further details of all these awards can be found on the 2017 Categories page.

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