Introducing the 2018 Undergraduate of the Year winners

The winners of the 2018 TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year competition were announced by Rachel Riley 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 classics to physics and from universities from Exeter to St Andrews, 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 social media, with everybody involved keen to share their excitement.

The awards are run in association with SHL Talent Measurement ™, 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 of what top recruiters are looking for, take a look through the brief biographical details below.

Where are they now?

Hear from past winners and finalists of the Undergraduate of the Year Awards. We asked them to reveal all about their experience, the application process and their tips for students thinking of following in their footsteps. Just click on the images to read their blogs.

Charlie Francis Future Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Christina Hadjiyianni One to Watch

Edward Ashton Johnson Male

Holly Hetherington Management

James McKevitt Innovation

Rachel Hayden Construction, Engineering and Design

Sean Nicholas Sutiono One to Watch

Victoria Stace Fashion Retail, Buying and Merchandising