Shortlisted for work placement excellence

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14 February 2012

Burges Salmon has been shortlisted for a National Council for Work Experience (NCWE) Award. We will compete against five other businesses for the title of ‘Work Placement of the Year’ – following a nomination from a career adviser at the University of the West of England.

The NCWE Awards recognise businesses from all sectors and sizes that provide exceptional student and graduate internships. They are now in their ninth year and it has been a record year for entries - a 50% increase on 2011 with more than 300 entries.  The winners will be announced on Tuesday 20 March at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London by Dr Paul Redmond, one of the UK’s leading experts on graduate employability, from The University of Liverpool.

Ann Lucy, senior trainee resourcing assistant at Burges Salmon says: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted in this national award scheme. The nomination reflects the significant time and energy that is invested in making our work placement scheme and internships truly rewarding for all parties involved. We hope those individuals who take part find it a valuable springboard into their chosen career.”

Mike Hill, chief executive of the Higher Education Careers Services Unit, which operates the NCWE says: “The NCWE Awards have been more popular than ever this year, reflecting the central role work experience is playing in business today. We’ve had a fantastic response from students, which is a great reflection on companies like Burges Salmon who are striving to offer high quality schemes.”

The judging panel represents the full internship process through a number of senior professionals, including specialists from Which? and Regent’s College. This year’s sponsors include the AGR, Changeboard, GlaxoSmithKline, Centrica, Holiday Extras, CRCC Asia, PlaceNet and Intel.

For further information visit the NCWE website.

Please visit the careers page for more information on career opportunities with Burges Salmon.

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