Education Charity Teach First’s graduate website was named Best Website by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) at their annual conference in Newport Wales, on Monday 5 July.

The site, designed by Teach First’s internal team, City & Law and Euro RSCG Riley, beat off stiff competition from recruiting giants PWC, Accenture, IBM and Goldman Sachs to scoop the award.

The judges, drawn from AIESEC, a global organisation that transforms students into leaders, praised the Teach First website for its combination of inspiring design and intuitive construction that allowed graduates to easily navigate the site.

The charity’s use of imagery that ‘embraced diversity’ and made students feel welcome was also highlighted by the judges as key factors in the site’s success.

Built with a modest budget of £20,000, the website, which is refreshed annually to appeal to new graduates, receives around 100,000 unique visitors each year.

Teach First Director – Graduate Recruitment James Darley said: “It is wonderful that our website has been recognised by the AGR. It bears testament to the work we have done to truly understand our users’ present and future needs and deliver a website that elegantly does its job”.

“Our website is increasingly the first point of contact a graduate has with Teach First and we have gone to great lengths to ensure that the site is as clear, focused, informative and as friendly as possible. The increasing numbers of students who are visiting our website prove that we are getting a lot of things right but we are not complacent and we will continue to work to improve the candidate experience.”