Students vote Softwire into the Guardian UK 300!
24 May 2012, by Chris Harris
Following on from our success in the Sunday Times Best Companies awards, Softwire have been included in yet another prestigious list of employers – the Guardian UK 300 2012. (The book won’t come out until September, although in the meantime you can see us in the related TARGETjobs IT publication here.)
This list of the most popular graduate employers in the UK is voted for by students and graduates. We were placed 34th in the IT category – the higher ranked of only two SMEs (companies with < 250 employees).
27,000 students and graduates are each given a list of employers, and asked to choose three companies that they would most like to work for, whether they are on the list or not.
What makes our achievement here particularly impressive is that almost all the companies in the final 300 are much, much larger than us – think Google, BBC, Microsoft – and in fact we weren’t even on the list that was handed out to students in the first place. Given this, we are very chuffed that so many of the participants were so excited about applying to work with us that they actively suggested our name – ahead of many companies with much larger recruitment budgets!
As in most years, Softwire are looking to increase in size by about 20%, which means we’re hoping to take on around 12 new starters. This year, we’re looking forward to interviewing even more high quality applicants than usual – make sure you’re one of them!