Smart Resourcing Solutions (SRS) enjoyed an impressive award win with client University of Hertfordshire at Wednesday's Institute of Student Employer Awards in London. The trophy was awarded for the Best Preparation for Work: Single Initiative Award in recognition of the hugely successful Assessment Centre Experience (ACE) assessment simulation.
ACE was embedded within curriculum for over 1100 students last year and it has recently been confirmed that SRS have been awarded the contract for ACE 2018 which will see around 2000 students take part in the programme. ACE is the largest assessment simulation in the UK, if not worldwide and sees the students take part in assessment exercises which are relevant to their ideal graduate careers. The programme has been running since 2016 and grows year on year with the ambition that every second year student will have the opportunity to take part. The event is run at Watford Stadium which provides an ideal venue to support the volume of students taking part.
The ISE Student Development Awards are the benchmark for outstanding performance, recognising and rewarding excellence across a broad range of categories. SRS were also finalists in the Best Supplier Contribution category.
Sophie Milliken, managing director at SRS comments: "I am so pleased to have won this award! The ISE is well-known within our industry and recognition of the ACE programme from them is a real accolade for us and the university. To be able to call ACE an award-winning programme is such a fantastic feeling and a really positive message to current and future University of Hertfordshire students."
Judith Baines, Head of Careers and Employability at the University of Hertfordshire said: “I’m delighted to win this award for the assessment centre simulations run in partnership with SRS. The support from senior management within the university has been crucial to enable us to run such a large scale initiative, as has the support from SRS to both the students and the staff at Hertfordshire.“
If you are considering assessment simulations, we would love to talk to you about how we can support. Feel free to get in touch to discuss or to come along and see one in action and see for yourself the impact they have.