L'Oréal sponsors first-ever national award to find best male undergraduate talent


L’Oréal UK & Ireland has partnered up with the TARGETJobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards 2015 to launch the Male Undergraduate of the Year Award.

The international graduate recruiter firm has sponsored the first ever award open exclusively to men as it aims to promote its profile among male undergraduates and also challenge perceptions they may have of working for a cosmetics giant.

Simon Rogers, GTI Media Director, said: “After launching the highly successful Female Undergraduate of the Year two years ago, it’s great to add this year an Award targeted at the best male undergraduate talent. Some careers have always attracted more men than women and others more women than men but it’s always been our aim to encourage all students to consider all jobs, regardless of gender.”

A ten week summer internship with L’Oréal, a week in Paris along with two days spent with senior managers of the firm will be given to the winner of the Award.

Negin Lankarani, L’Oréal UK and Ireland’s Graduate Recruitment Manager, believes that the firm will be able to maintain a diverse workforce as the sponsorship will help attract male undergraduate talent.

“Our internship programme is a gateway to our graduate scheme, which is our pipeline of future leaders.  We’re always looking for creative, daring and driven young people. People who make it their mission to challenge the status quo and believe that nothing is impossible,” she said.

“L’Oréal has set itself the task of attracting one billion new consumers globally by 2020 – in order to do this we need talent who understand digital, beauty and retail and have what it takes to help us reach this goal,” Lankarani concluded.

The TARGETJobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards is in its sixth year and features 12 prestigious awards. Each of these awards are sponsored by a prominent graduate recruiter who offers a range of prizes from paid internships and trips abroad to meetings with senior executives.

Last year’s competition attracted over 4,400 entries from undergraduates studying at 140 different universities.


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