2011 AAGE Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards!

Posted by David Jenkins

This year looks like a competitive one and we're not even going to try and pick the AGRIA winners. It's great to see a number of the employers we work with being nominated as we see first hand how hard everyone works each year. We too are lucky enough to be up for an award, so thanks to everyone who gave us their vote! As well as one of our New Zealand counter parts being nominated for his contribution to the graduate industry, Tim Watts who runs GradConnection NZ with Rob Milne successfully ran a half day New Zealand Graduate Recruitment conference and had about 60 delegates show up and participate in an afternoon of workshops. A great result for a first year and the intention will be to make it bigger next year and get an association off the ground over there. Both Tim and Ben Reeves have played a huge part in the execution of building the industry up in New Zealand, results from this year giving a very positive outlook. Congratulations to everyone who was nominated below!

Award for Best ONLINE Marketing Strategy - Large Programs

  • Deloitte
  • Telstra Corporation 
  • Xstrata Group  

Award for Best ONLINE Marketing Strategy - Small Programs

  • Australia Post 
  • BOC
  • L'Oréal Australia 

Award for Best PRINT Marketing Strategy - Large Programs

  • Ernst & Young 
  • OneSteel 
  • Teach for Australia  

Award for Best PRINT Marketing Strategy - Small Programs

  • Australia Post 
  • Department of Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy
  • L'Oréal Australia  

Will Spensley Memorial Award for INNOVATION in the Graduate Market

  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • OneSteel  

Award for Best Graduate DEVELOPMENT Program

  • Australian Public Service Commission (APSC)
  • BHP Billiton
  • Brisbane City Council
  • Orica  

Award for Best CAREERS SERVICE for Employers 

  • Griffith University
  • Monash University
  • RMIT University
  • The Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • The University of Queensland
  • The University of Sydney
  • University of Canberra
  • University of New South Wales

Award for Best SUPPLIER to the Graduate Recruitment Industry

  • Fusion Graduate Management Solutions
  • GradConnection
  • Unimail  

Award for Best CONTRIBUTION to the Graduate Recruitment Industry

  • Adam Culligan, Development Beyond Learning
  • Ainsley Gilkes, OneSteel
  • Ben Reeves, Australian Association of Graduate Employers
  • Tim Watts, GradConnection (NZ)  

Award for Graduate Recruiter of the Year

  • Adam O'Donnell, Deloitte
  • Anna El Ali, Deloitte
  • Ashleigh Gosman, Department of Finance and Deregulation
  • Elise Ianno, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Jessica Klau, Deloitte
  • Stefanie Plummer, BHP Billiton

Award for Aspirational Employer of the Year

  • BHP Billiton
  • Deloitte
  • Google

Even if you're not attending the conference the gala dinner and awards night is a great event to turn up to. You can still get tickets to attend just got to the AAGE website for the annual big night out in the graduate recruitment industry. 

Good luck to all the nominations. See you there in a week! 


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