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Yorkshire businesses crowned UK?s best internship providers

Two employers based in Yorkshire have won top accolades in the National Council for Work Experience (NCWE) Awards 2013.

The NCWE Awards are in their tenth year of recognising and rewarding employers who provide high quality internships to students and graduates.

Categories cover organisations large and small, and all sectors including charities and the public sector.

Winners were announced at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London by Timpson chairman, John Timpson.

Otley-based company, A View from the Hill, has been crowned Work Placement of the Year as Nominated by a Careers Advisor.

Making up the list of the UK’s best internship providers include The University of Leeds, which took the Highly Commended Award in the Public Sector category for its professional service internship scheme. The complete list of winners can be found at www.work-experience.org/awards

The judges, who reflected the full internship process, considered how the intern and business had benefited, the level of support and payment for the intern, and what made the scheme exceptional compared to the competition.

Mike Hill, chief executive of the Higher Education Careers Services Unit, which runs the NCWE, says: “Entries are blind judged and, thanks to a rigorous process, standards are high so all of those who made the final cut have done exceptionally well. The final list helps students and graduates identify companies that are providing truly valuable experiences among an abundance of opportunities that have wide-ranging standards.”

This year’s sponsors include the Association of Graduate Recruiters, GlaxoSmithKline, Intel, PlaceNet and TUI UK & Ireland.

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