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Skills Intelligence Platform Provider Spotted Zebra Scoops Silver Award For Innovation in Recruitment

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Spotted Zebra’s work with AWE on its apprentice hiring programme is a prize-winner in the prestigious innovation category at the 2024 National Graduate Recruitment Awards.

LONDON – April 12, 2024 – Spotted Zebra, a skills-based intelligence platform provider, has received industry acclaim after its work with science and engineering firm AWE won the Silver prize in the coveted Best Innovation in Recruitment Award at the National Graduate Recruitment Awards (NGRAs). 

Spotted Zebra’s support of AWE on an innovative skills-based early careers, apprentice hiring programme wowed the NGRAs judges, with the initiative receiving the Silver award at a glittering ceremony at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House in London.

The Best Innovation in Recruitment Award recognises outstanding new ideas, methods, or devices that have delivered exceptional engagement and results in early careers recruitment.

Spotted Zebra's Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Nick Shaw, believes that the programme’s exceptional achievements made it a worthy award-winner. 

“Receiving this award underscores the powerful results that our innovative, skills-based platform has delivered for AWE," he says. "By enabling AWE to align candidates with the apprentice scheme that best fits their skills, and ensuring 100% candidate satisfaction with the process for the first time ever, we have hugely improved hiring outcomes for both the business and graduates."

Simon Perry, Head of Talent Acquisition at AWE, is delighted that the NGRAs recognised the programme’s success.

“Using Spotted Zebra’s Early Careers Hiring solution, we can quickly identify candidates who are a great fit for AWE's culture and values and which of our 26 apprenticeship programmes is the best match for them. It's an innovative approach that has been a huge success."

The NGRAs are the largest early careers recruitment awards in the UK. All student panel awards are shortlisted and judged exclusively by undergraduates and school students, making the  the most accurate reflection of recruiters’ standing with their audience.

AWE's use of Spotted Zebra's Early Careers Hiring Solution previously won the Gold Award in Candidate Assessment at the IHR Awards.

Spotted Zebra's skills intelligence platform is used by global enterprises to enable them to make high-stakes people decisions. The Hiring solution supports businesses with professional, volume, and early career recruitment. 

About Spotted Zebra

Spotted Zebra is an award-winning skills intelligence platform provider and is used by large enterprises globally to enable them make high-stakes people decisions about who to hire, develop, succession plan, and reskill. Spotted Zebra was founded 4+ years ago by leading occupational psychologist Nick Shaw, and serial tech entrepreneur Ian Monk, and secured £7.7 million in Series A funding in 2023. Learn more here: