Introducing the 2015 Undergraduate of the Year winners

The 2015 winners

The winners of the 2015 TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year competition were announced by Fiona Bruce at a glittering ceremony in London. And what a list! Between them, these fantastic students have climbed mountains, set up businesses, won numerous other awards and raised thousands of pounds for charity. They are all excellent students – but they’ve done a lot more than study.

The Undergraduates of the Year come from degree backgrounds ranging from Natural Sciences to French and Italian and from universities from Cambridge to the OU, but what they all have in common is awe-inspiring energy, drive and dedication. The announcement of the awards created a flurry of activity on Twitter, with everybody involved keen to share their excitement.

The awards are run in association with CEB Talent Assessment™, a specialist in helping graduate recruiters assess, select, and develop the right people using science-based assessments, benchmark data, technologies, and consultancy services. They worked closely with all of the employers sponsoring the awards to devise processes that would help prioritise key skills and competencies.

The winners are the closest fit possible for the culture and work of the sponsoring employers, so if you want to get an idea what top recruiters are looking for, take a look through the brief biographical details below.

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To find out more about how the 2015 winners and finalists benefited from the awards read their blogs:

Aataullah Naser - The Future CFO Undergraduate of the Year Award winner

Chelsea Sievewright - The Computer Science Undergraduate of the Year Award winner

Jessica Rafter - The Engineering Undergraduate of the Year Award winner

Nathan Craig - The Management Undergraduate of the Year Award winner

Aysel Kucuksu - The Languages Undergraduate of the Year Award winner

Katy Barlow - The Mathematics, Economics and Finance Undergraduate of the Year Award winner

Jessica Dowdy - The Construction, Engineering and Design Undergraduate of the Year Award winner

Harrison Dent - The Male Undergraduate of the Year Award winner

Lynne Howie - The Future Business Leader of the Year Award winner

Cara Goldthorpe - The Law Undergraduate of the Year Award winner

Aleksandra Pedraszewska - The Female Undergraduate of the Year Award winner

Rahul Taneja - The Low Carbon Energy Undergraduate of the Year Award winner