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York students nominated for National Undergraduate Employability Awards

Posted on 17 December 2019

Three York students have been shortlisted for Best Intern and Best Contribution to a Small to Medium-sized Employer awards.

Both Emma Sahall (Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media) and Nick Vaughan (Department of Computer Science) are shortlisted for Best Contribution to a Small to Medium-sized Employer, and Philip Pyke (Department of Politics) is shortlisted for Best Intern. All three nominees’ internships were organised by the Student Internship Bureau over the 2019 summer vacation: Emma interned at York Mumbler online parenting community, Nick at Zamzar online file conversion and Philip spent 12 weeks working on the Older Person’s Accommodation Programme at City of York Council.

Philip says: “It's great to be shortlisted for this award and it comes as a bit of surprise. It's wonderful to see City of York Council represented alongside major companies and for local government to be recognised. I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with the older residents of York and I hope that my work will make a meaningful difference to them. My internship at the council has encouraged me to pursue a career in the public sector and I can't thank my manager, Vicky Japes, enough for the support she gave me.”

The National Undergraduate Employability Awards celebrate and reward outstanding achievements of employers, students and universities in undergraduate work experience across the UK. The Award ceremony will take place in February 2020.