UK: Integrity International Group (IIG) has been recognised at the National Undergraduates Awards for the top medium-sized hospitality company for the 2020-21 Undergraduate Scheme.
The National Undergraduate Employability Awards celebrate the achievements of employers, students and universities in undergraduate work experience across the UK.
The award recognises a company that has more than 250 employees, and employs between three and 20 students on an undergraduate placement, internship, vacation scheme or insight.
Other companies nominated in the category included British Airways, Samsung and Toyota.
The award, powered by RATEMYPLACEMENT, was based on the reviews submitted by students who completed placements, internships, and vacation schemes within the 2018-2019 academic year.
Responses were given on how student’s felt they were valued during their employment, the level of support they received, the responsibility they were entrusted, and the organisations overall offering, conduct of management teams and company values.
Teddy Conjamalay, chief people officer at IIG, said: “Our placement programme offers students an opportunity to put all of their classroom learning into practice whilst gaining new and valuable skills and on the job practical experience. We support our students to gain knowledge, experience, understanding of a multi-faceted industry and the ability to build confidence in a productive environment.”
“We are extremely proud to have students on their placement year who take great pride in being part of Integrity International Group, where they are able to develop, both professionally and personally.”
IIG offers its students professional and certified training programmes, activities to boost creativity, the opportunity to attend educational workshops or talks delivered by industry professionals, weekly emails sharing industry knowledge, as well as cross-departmental international training from technology to sales and marketing.
As a company, IIG provides an array of services ranging from hospitality and property to technology, arts and sports. The group has a range of commercial partners, sponsors and suppliers in various sectors across the globe, with an overarching objective to attract, develop and retain relations with its partners and customers by working towards a sustainable business development.
IIG’s founder and chairman, Tony Matharu, recently founded London’s independent hotel chain Blue Orchid Hotels.