KIRKLEES firms have been given more time to enter the National Council for Work Experience Awards.

The deadline for entries has been extended by a few weeks to give companies across Yorkshire more time to enter over the busy festive period.

Companies offering internships to students or graduates now have until Friday, January 11, 2013, to enter or to be nominated by a student or careers adviser. All UK organisations are eligible to enter at

Thirteen award categories cover the full spectrum of organisations from large and small operations to those in the public and charitable sectors. Both short and long-term internships are eligible for an award as well as those that have been recently set up.

Mike Hill, chief executive of the Higher Education Careers Services Unit that runs the NCWE Awards said: “This year marks the 10th anniversary of the NCWE Awards and they have grown to become the most established and prestigious awards in their field.

“Businesses boasting an NCWE Award have used it to validate the quality of their scheme, helping them to attract more high calibre interns. If you would like to be recognised for the quality of your placement opportunities I urge you to enter.”

Finalists will be notified in January, 2013, when they will be invited to the awards ceremony in central London in March, 2013.