Rolls-Royce voted the most popular engineering firm by students at the UK’s largest graduate recruitment awards event

The Grosvenor House on Park Lane, London was host last night to the annual TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards, the largest graduate recruitment awards event in Europe, now in its eleventh year. The awards were presented by Lenny Henry and attended by around 1,400 guests from the world of graduate recruitment. The headline sponsor of the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2015 was National Grid.

Rolls-Royce was voted by students as the most popular engineering firm, beating off a strong challenge from the runners-up Airbus and Jaguar Land Rover. Rolls-Royce also came second in the Rising Star award.

In a good night for the engineering sector, National Grid won the award for Diversity Recruitment, Mott MacDonald won the Rising Star award, Siemens came second in the Innovation award and BP were second in the Internship Programme award.

The TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards are student-driven awards. A record number of 40,000 students and recent graduates from 120 different universities took part in a national survey, which identified the most popular graduate recruiters in engineering and 14 other sectors of work.

More details of the TARGETjobs Awards ceremony and all award winners can be found at