The shortlist has been revealed for the Yorkshire Graduate Employer of the Year awards with supermarket chains Asda and Morrisons, which have headquarters in the region, among the finalists.
The Graduate Yorkshire awards celebrate the commitment shown to the personal and professional development of graduates by employers across Yorkshire and the Humber.
There are three award categories which are; micro graduate employer, medium-sized graduate employer and large graduate employer of the year.
The shortlist also includes the following employers:
- Merlin Software
- Approach PR
- SLM Search and Selection
- Trustmarque Solutions
- Sagar Wright Search and Selection
- Avoca Systems
- New Chapter Consulting
- Teach First
Martin Edmondson, Graduates Yorkshire's Chief Executive, said: "We wanted to create an award that recognises the vital role that graduate employers play in the economic growth of the region, noth in terms of employment and business growth."
Each of the shortlisted companies show a commitment to the recruitment of graduates by partnering with universities, offering open days, webinars, and advice blogs. They have also sought to equip their recruits with skills above and beyond their immediate job role.
Many of the shortlisted companies offered tailored training programmes, one-to-one mentoring and supported their staff to complete externally accredited professional qualifications.
The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony held on 6th September at an event in Leeds, with an overall winner chosen from the category finalists.
Graduates Yorkshire provides a service for Yorkshire's graduate job seekers and employers looking for graduate talent. It is a subsidiary of YU and has recently celebrated its 5th anniversary.