What do employers say about the Worcester Award?

We ask local employers in Worcestershire to support the Worcester Award by sitting on Worcester Gold Award interview panels.

We have had representatives from Worcestershire Ambassadors, Worcestershire Advance, Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, Sanctuary GroupPrint Strategy Europe, Clearview, Parkinson Wright, Speller Metcalfe, Vistage, Worcester Learning Zone, Worcestershire County Cricket Club, JBH Training, Dyspraxia Education, Worcester BID, Smile Education, Headway WorcestershireVirtual Assistant, Fresh Nous, Vestia, Goldby Wealth Management, Rotary Club of Worcester, Dice London, West Mercia Youth Justice Service, Jigsaw Marketing, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hill HR, and SKL Training.

By completing the Worcester Award, students can show prospective employers that they have relevant skills gained through extra activities that they have chosen to complete in addition to their degree studies.

Over the last year, we have employed two University of Worcester students and recently offered an undergraduate placement for a year to another student.

Nicky Hawkins, Executive Director of Clearview

I was asked to be part of a Worcester Gold Award interview panel this year and was extremely impressed with the process and the students… I’m convinced that it makes them stand out and helps them to secure interviews when looking for employment.

Phil Newton, Chairman and Co-Founder of Print Strategy Europe

The Worcester Award is a fantastic means of creating the link between education, the community and business! I was very impressed by the standard and the scope of work that the students had undertaken – long may it continue.

Adrian Field, former Head of Worcester BID

Katy Rees, Managing Director of Smile Education, gave a presentation at the Worcester Award Celebration Event which can be watched below:


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