THE MOMENTUM METROPOLITAN STUDENTS’ CHOICE AWARDS

PREFERRED GRADUATE EMPLOYERS ANNOUNCED AS VOTED FOR BY TERTIARY STUDENTS IN THE LARGEST SURVEY OF ITS KIND.

2022 has been a year nobody could have predicted, as we begin to normalise life with Covid, our attention turns back to the economy and the youth.

For the past 7 years, BlackBark Productions has operated the GradStar Awards (www.gradstar.com), identifying the most employable tertiary level students from thousands of entries each year, and this year was no different. As in previous years, as part of the entries process for GradStar, we added a little extra to the entry form: asking the students to list their top 5 preferred employers. No suggestions were offered and no sectors put forward, the students were just asked to name the 5 companies they would most like to work for. After receiving almost 5000 responses, over 23,000 unique answers, the data was mined and the Students’ Choice Awards of 2021 was born.

In a live event on December 2nd at the Indaba Hotel, Fourways Sandton, we will host the 3rd edition of the Momentum Metropolitan Students’ Choice Awards. This event is attended by leading employers and our Top 100 GradStars. The Top 3 nominated companies from across 23 different categories will be announced, and the rankings of these will be presented by our GradStar Top 100 at the glittering Awards evening on 2 December.

The top 5 overall companies will also be announced.

Companies in attendance include Imperial Logistics, Shoprite/Checkers, Webber Wentzel, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Sasol, PwC, Anglo American, DHL, Absa and many more.

This is a culmination of all the hard work put in by graduate teams from the leading organisations across the SA graduate hiring landscape, and is the ultimate recognition of employer branding as recognised by the student body.

Laura Barker, CEO and Founder of the GradStar Programme says; “We are over the moon to be hosting the Momentum Metropolitan  Students’ Choice Awards. These young people are our future and are here to take the country forward, their opinions matter and we need to hear what they think. We developed the Students’ Choice Awards as a demonstration of our commitment to our future leaders who have had such a turbulent year, and also corporate South Africa who have developed some amazing innovations in the workplace during extremely challenging economic conditions. Congratulations to all the winners.”

Click here for 2022 GradStar Barriers to Employment Survey 

Click here to find out who the Top Graduate Employers are as voted for by the GradStar students