PSA employer support

The Personal Skills Award is supported by a range of private and public sector organisations. This gives you as a PSA student access to network with graduate recruiters.

Benefits of employer engagement

Employer engagement is important for students because: 

  • it gives you a direct insight into what employers are looking for in graduates
  • it keeps you updated with the current graduate recruitment market
  • it gives you access to current job opportunities
  • you can build your employability skills by attending workshops and skills sessions

Our supporters

Our current PSA Supporters are:


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We are a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services; we help our clients to transform their businesses through ingenious technology solutions. We are a multi-cultural organisation; join us as a Graduate and you’ll have more than 190,000 colleagues across 40 countries in your support network. 2017 is a very exciting year for us as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary.

Capgemini offer a blended learning opportunity, incorporating face to face learning, self paced virtual learning, diagnostic tools, technology training where appropriate, and certification where appropriate. Capgemini graduates are the company’s leaders of the future, and for this reason we not only hire graduates to do a role, we also invest in them through training, experience, mentoring as well as providing access to global and local leadership.

 Enterprise Rent a Car

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car has an annual turnover of more than $19 billion to a rental and leasing fleet of over 1.5 million vehicles spread across some 9,000 locations worldwide– a business that’s grown into the largest car rental company in the world.

Something else is for certain too – and that’s the fact that we owe our success to each and every one of our people, from senior managers to management trainees alike.

We firmly believe in empowering our people to make the decisions that will affect their work and their career. This philosophy, along with our unyielding commitment to customers, is what has made Enterprise a genuine success story and a truly special place to work.

Just imagine the possibilities that come with joining a huge, internationally successful company with a personal, entrepreneurial approach which allows individuals to stand out. Our secret lies in the fact that we’re divided up into thousands of smaller, local businesses. So when you take one of our graduate trainee jobs, you’ll be learning how to run the business yourself. And how many organisations with a $19 billion turnover can say that?

Our future is set to be a bright and rewarding one. Where we’ve come from is just as compelling though. Our website is all about who we are, how we got here and what we’re planning for tomorrow. After all, as a management trainee, you’ll be one of the new generation helping us get there.

 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

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Your career is just that; yours. You choose it. You live it. You make it happen. To get the best from it, you need the best opportunities. That’s why opportunities are at the heart of a career with us. Opportunities to grow as an individual, to build lasting relationships and make an impact in a place where people, quality and value mean everything. And we’re proud, based on the opportunity we offer, that students have voted us the number one Graduate Employer in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers survey for the last thirteen years.

All routes offer you the same deal. The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life. In return we need people who are resilient, willing to work hard, are quick to learn, and who, above all, are passionate about going the extra mile to help our clients.

So join PwC. We’ll help you reach your full potential.

Take the opportunity of a lifetime. 

 Reed Global

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REED is the UK's most recognised recruitment brand, largely due to our #LoveMondays advertising campaigns promoting our leading online job board, In addition to the website, REED have two other key business areas, namely REED Specialist Recruitment, our consultancy division with offices throughout the UK and Europe, and REED in Partnership which works with local governments on programmes to help improve UK employment and social inclusion.

REED are always on the lookout for talented graduates to join us on our industry-leading Graduate Training Scheme. Recruitment may not have be an industry you've yet to consider, but if you are ambitious, target-driven, and want access to training and opportunities which will help you progress into a successful manager and future leader in a household-name company, then the REED Graduate Training Scheme could be the right career path for you.  

 Sanctuary Housing

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Sanctuary Group is a leading provider of housing, care, and commercial services. Completing up to four rotational placements over two years, the graduate development programme will enable graduates to develop their commercial and leadership skills whilst making an active contribution to the organisation.

 Teach First

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Teach First is pleased to be sponsoring the Personal Skills Award, which gives talented students the opportunity to develop, reflect upon and articulate key transferable skills. We recognise the attributes that students will gain from the PSA as critical to the success of Teach First. When we recruit graduates to join our Leadership Development Programme, we are looking for outstanding individuals who demonstrate energy, enthusiasm, confidence and leadership – all of which can be developed through undertaking the PSA. 

As an employer of choice for many graduates, we receive a high number of applications each year and applicants need to be able to stand out; graduates who can show they have taken advantage of experiences such as the Personal Skills Award have a definite advantage. 

 Civil Service

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We recruit talented people to lead the Civil Service. We develop leaders who embody the highest levels of professionalism, integrity and impartiality.

The Fast Stream is ranked second in the ‘Times Top 100 Graduate Employers’ and has achieved the ‘Times Public Sector Graduate Employer of Choice’ award every year since 2015.

Through the structured four-year programme you’ll gain genuine responsibility from day one. You will be stretched and challenged on a daily basis, moving between roles and departments to gain a wide range of experience to develop a comprehensive skill set.

We believe that a diverse workforce enhances effectiveness and performance by better reflecting the aspirations, experiences and needs of the people we serve. We look for highly motivated candidates who work well under pressure, showing attention to detail and good initiative.

Our Schemes

There are 15 different Fast Stream options: Commercial, Communications, Digital and Technology, Diplomatic, Diplomatic Economic Scheme, Economic, Finance, Generalist, Operational Research, Houses of Parliament, Human Resources, Project Delivery, Science and Engineering, Social Research, Statistical.