22 January 2019

NCWE Awards 2007-08 : Winners and finalists

NCWE Awards are presented to employers who offer quality work placements for students.  A special thanks to our media sponsor Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR)  and our award category sponsors PriceWaterhouseCoopers  and CentricaGlaxoSmithKline  and National Work Placement Exhibitions are supporters of the NCWE Awards 2007/08.

Finalists are detailed below and you can access case studies of the winners by following the links on their company name. Alternatively for further information download the NCWE Awards 2007/08 Souvenir Brochure.

Best work experience provider

Over 250 employees offering short-term placements of 0-3 months


  • Shell
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Centrica Plc
  • Barclays Capital

Over 250 employees offering long term placements of 4-12 months


  • Intel Corporation UK Ltd
  • Halfords
  • PSA Peugeot Citroen
  • Accenture

10 - 250 employees


  • GE Aviation
  • Exmoor National Park Authority
  • Quantum TM
  • Rare Limited

Under 10 employees


  • Derby City Credit Union
  • Blue Rocket

Public sector

  • Winner: Yorkshire Forward
  • Highly Commended: Lancashire County Developments Ltd; Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board


  • Bank of England
  • Welsh Assembly

Charitable sector


  • Shetland Arts Development Agency
  • Rainbow Centre

New schemes category

This category is for employers who have implemented placement schemes in the last 2 years.

  • Winner: Calman Trust Ltd
  • Highly Commended: Barnardo's; Portal Technology Systems


  • Graduate Success
  • Sky News
  • New Charter Housing Trust Group

Nominated by a student


  • Sky News - nominated by Tom Rayner
  • Follett Stock Solicitors - nominated by Helen Paull
  • Deutsche Bank - nominated by Nick Peplow
  • Gurit UK Ltd - nominated by Tom Murray

Nominated by a careers adviser/placement tutor

  • Winner: Xtrac Ltd - nominated by Matt Harrington, University of Hertfordshire         
  • Highly Commended: Steve Hughes Car Sales - nominated by Lewis Richards, Aberystwyth University        


  • Maynard Sinclair, Ulster Hospital: nominated by Patricia McNeilly, Queen's University Belfast
  • MPC Data, Trowbridge: nominated by Dr Rob Williams, UWE Bristol
  • Brown Brothers Harriman: nominated by Felicity Robinson, Bournemouth University
  • Apex Hotels: nominated by Bernie Quinn, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
  • Jagex: nominated by Alastair Lindsay, Rate my Placement


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