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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.

Awards are acknowledged in the following categories:

  • 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*
  • Best Work Experience Award*
  • Best Employer Relations Award
Note * denotes Awards requiring a formal entry.

How to enter

Here is some information on the entry process for the 2021 SAGEA awards:

Award categories requiring
a formal entry

  • Best Digital Campaign (organisations recruiting up to 15 graduates)
  • Best Digital Campaign (organisations recruiting 15+ graduates)
  • Best Integrated Campaign (organisations recruiting up to 15 graduates)
  • Best Integrated Campaign (organisations recruiting 15+ graduates)
  • Best Supplier Partnership Award
  • Best Innovation Award
  • Best Employability / Work Readiness Initiative
  • Best Internship / Best Work Experience Award
  • Best Employer Relations Award
    (employers to nominate for this award)

Submit your 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

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2021 awards: Important dates

Submissions will close on Friday 24 September 2021
Voting will open on Wednesday 29 September and will close on Friday 15 October
Winners to be announced at the SAGEA Conference on 23-24 November 2021

2021 awards categories (Formal entry)

Here is some background on each of the formal entry Award Categories for the 2021 SAGEA Awards.