TOP100 Graduate Employers &
Future Leaders Awards


About the competition

Partnering with the best in the graduate industry, GradConnection is proud to bring the TOP100 Graduate Employers and Future Leaders awards to South Africa.

A national competition that celebrates South Africa’s leading Graduate Employers as chosen for by the students themselves. We also recognise and award the best and brightest students coming out of South African tertiary institutions.

GradConnection is excited to be hosting this annual event which aims to connect and celebrate South Africa’s leading employers, students and their tertiary institutions.

Purpose of the awards

The purpose of the awards event is to bring the major stakeholders of South Africa's graduate recruitment industry together to celebrate the country’s top employers, students, and their tertiary institutions. The event covers the entire graduate ecosystem, including:

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Senior leaders, recruiters and human resources professionals from South Africa’s largest companies.

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Senior academics and careers practitioners from across South Africa’s tertiary institutions.

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The next generation of Future Leaders – preliminary students who are ready to make their first career move.

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HOW WE DETERMINE RANKINGS

Future Leaders

The TOP100 application process is a rigorous one with the aim of finding the most employable students from across the country.

Using the GradConnection website to advertise directly to students thousands of applications are received from across South Africa, thereafter candidates are put through a rigorous screening process which ultimately results in our Top100 Future Leaders.

Designed to emulate the typical recruitment process that students undergo when applying for a graduate program including; online applications through Grad App, psychometric testing using Testgrid, video interviews by Vieple and for the final TOP100, an assessment center.

Graduate Employers

Chosen by the students themselves, only those who are serious about competing in the TOP100 are able to choose their most aspiring South African employers.

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The celebrated universities are determined by the number of TOP100 student finalists.


Selection Process

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1. Application - PushApply

Thousands of students enter the TOP100 Future Leaders competition, via an online application form

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2. Graduate Employers

As a part of the application process, the students are asked to choose their most aspiring South African employers.

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3. TESTING - TESTGRID

Successful students complete a selection of psychometric tests, which are in fact utilised by many of South Africa’s leading Graduate Employers.

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4. VIDEO INTERVIEW - VIEPLE

Successful students will submit a video interview, which is an important part of the volume recruiting process.

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5. ANNOUNCEMENT OF TOP100

Once the TOP100 are announced, they are invited to attend the prestigious awards event hosted by GradConnection.

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6. GRADCONNECTION TOP100 AWARDS

At the awards, the TOP100 Graduate Employers and Future Leaders will be awarded and celebrated. The TOP100 Future Leaders will be put through a further evaluation process where the top students will be announced. During this process, students, employers and tertiary institutions will have the opportunity to connect and interact with each other.

ALL STUDENTS APPLYING FOR THE TOP100 FUTURE LEADERS AWARDS MUST:

  1. Currently be residing in South Africa.
  2. Be studying at a South African tertiary institution in 2018 (undergraduate or postgraduate).
  3. Be available to attend a full day of assessments as well as an awards event, in February 2018.

WHETHER YOU ARE A STUDENT, EMPLOYER OR TERTIARY INSTITUTION YOU CAN GET INVOLVED:

Student Apply

Student

To discuss how you can become a TOP100 Future Leader, please get in touch: [email protected]

Find out more

Download the Top100 Booklet

Employers Apply

Employer

To discuss how your organisation can get involved, please get in touch: [email protected]

Most popluar employers

Download Sponsorship Pack

Universities Apply

Universities

To learn more about how your organisation can get involved, please get in touch: [email protected]

Get involved

Download the University Pack

THANKS TO OUR STUDENT AWARDS SPONSORS & TERTIARY INSTITUTION SUPPORTERS