The Guardian UK 300 most popular graduate employers

The Guardian UK 300

...as voted for by students and graduates

The Guardian UK 300 is compiled from one of the biggest ever surveys of students. In the survey, students are asked which career sectors interest them the most and which graduate employers within those sectors they most want to work for. The survey ranks the 300 most popular UK employers AND the most popular employers within the major graduate career sectors.

The in-depth data analysis in The Guardian UK 300 is based on the annual trendence Graduate Barometer survey of over 25,000 students across 100 universities conducted mainly via university careers services. It's the largest and most representative survey of its kind.

The UK300

rank
2013/14
employer name rank
2012/13
Diff
1 NHS Graduate Schemes 4 up
2 Google 1 down
3 GlaxoSmithKline 3 same
4 Apple 43 up
5 BBC 2 down
6 Microsoft 17 up
7 Unilever 18 up
8 PwC 16 up
9 Civil Service Fast Stream 15 up
10 UN - United Nations - -
11 Rolls-Royce (Civil & Defence Aerospace, Marine, Energy) 14 up
12 Deloitte 23 up
13 BP 24 up
14 EY 26 up
15 Teach First 11 down
16 Amazon - -
17 IBM 39 up
18 John Lewis Partnership 20 up
19 Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) 5 down
20 Jaguar Land Rover 30 up
21 Goldman Sachs International 12 down
22 J.P. Morgan 22 same
23 Procter & Gamble (P&G) 27 up
24 Barclays 90 up
25 Channel 4 6 down
26 Guardian Media Group - up
27 KPMG 31 -
28 Airbus (EADS Group) 21 down
29 Security Service (MI5) 9 down
30 AstraZeneca 19 down
31 BAE Systems 34 up
32 Shell 28 down
33 Amnesty International 7 down
34 Oxfam 8 down
35 European Commission - -
36 British Airways 47 up
37 Pfizer 36 down
38 L’Oréal 32 down
39 Marks & Spencer 51 up
40 Kraft Foods 25 down
41 HSBC Global Banking and Markets 35 down
42 HM Revenue & Customs 60 up
43 Morgan Stanley 49 up
44 Innocent Drinks 10 down
45 Accenture 29 down
46 British Council 37 down
47 HSBC Bank plc 52 up
48 The Army 38 down
49 McKinsey & Company 44 down
50 ITV - -
51 Deutsche Bank 62 up
52 Intel 85 up
53 Allen & Overy LLP 53 same
54 Arcadia Group 41 down
55 Hilton International 48 down
56 ExxonMobil 67 up
57 Atkins 64 up
58 EDF Energy 55 down
59 Electronic Arts (EA) - -
60 Lloyds Banking Group 71 up
61 The Bank of England - -
62 Slaughter and May 72 up
63 Arup 46 down
64 Sony 122 up
65 The Royal Air Force 40 down
66 Bloomberg 70 up
67 BCG The Boston Consulting Group 65 down
68 Linklaters LLP 80 up
69 Nestlé 74 up
70 AAH Pharmaceuticals 76 up
71 Network Rail 104 up
72 Metropolitan Police Service 45 down
73 Clifford Chance 82 up
74 GE General Electric 294 up
75 Johnson & Johnson 56 down
76 Samsung 224 up
77 BMW Group (BMW, Mini, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars) 54 down
78 Coca-Cola Enterprises 50 down
79 Siemens 57 down
80 Boots 79 down
81 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 87 up
82 BT 103 up
83 Credit Suisse 81 down
84 GCHQ 61 down
85 Tesco 78 down
86 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP 92 up
87 Ubisoft - -
88 Virgin Atlantic Airlines 59 down
89 Novartis 101 up
90 Sky 218 up
91 adidas - -
92 STFC (The Science and Technology Facilities Council) 97 up
93 Mott MacDonald 96 up
94 Abbott Laboratories 91 down
95 Abercrombie & Fitch 33 down
96 The Body Shop International 69 down
97 Bain & Company 83 down
98 Dyson 75 down
99 Transport for London 113 up
100 Facebook - -
101 Citi 98 down
102 HP 110 up
103 Bayer 115 up
104 DLA Piper LLP 119 up
105 Mars 63 down
106 The Co-operative 86 down
107 Sainsbury’s - -
108 The Royal Navy 68 down
109 Estée Lauder Cosmetics 66 down
110 E.ON UK 88 down
111 Balfour Beatty 95 down
112 Diageo 106 down
113 Eversheds LLP 134 up
114 Schlumberger 128 up
115 RBS Group 108 down
116 Aldi - -
117 BUPA - -
118 Baker & McKenzie LLP 124 up
119 Lawrence Graham - -
120 National Grid 100 down
121 Grant Thornton 126 up
122 Lloyd’s 111 down
123 Hogan Lovells 146 up
124 British Sugar 155 up
125 Pinsent Masons LLP 168 up
126 Toyota 84 down
127 Yorkshire Water 129 up
128 Cisco 149 up
129 Merck 142 up
130 Daimler / Mercedes-Benz 58 down
131 DSTL 73 down
132 Herbert Smith Freehills 127 down
133 nucleargraduates 131 down
134 Anglian Water Services 151 up
135 ARM Ltd 202 up
136 Roche 143 up
137 Santander 120 down
138 Asda - -
139 Capgemini 174 up
140 Dell 181 up
141 Financial Conduct Authority (formerly Financial Services Authority) 125 down
142 UBS - -
143 BASF 148 up
144 Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) 89 down
145 Ford Motor Company Limited 105 down
146 Irwin Mitchell 177 up
147 Merlin Entertainments 99 down
148 Ministry of Defence 93 down
149 Simmons & Simmons 154 up
150 Volkswagen Group 94 down
151 National Audit Office 137 down
152 PA Consulting Group 133 down
153 QinetiQ 114 down
154 AECOM 123 down
155 Total 196 up
156 Laing O’Rourke 121 down
157 Allianz - -
158 Nomura - -
159 Norton Rose Fulbright 185 up
160 npower 107 down
161 American Express 109 down
162 Bird & Bird LLP 193 up
163 Reckitt Benckiser 139 down
164 Zurich Financial Services 130 down
165 Aon 163 down
166 Oracle 179 up
167 United Utilities 180 up
168 Aviva 135 down
169 BDO 173 up
170 Nissan 167 down
171 ScottishPower 157 down
172 Lidl 141 down
173 Sellafield Ltd 171 down
174 Syngenta 186 up
175 Tata Steel 138 down
176 Anheuser Busch InBev (ABInBev) - -
177 Addleshaw Goddard 192 up
178 MBDA - -
179 Mercer 166 down
180 Vodafone 284 up
181 AkzoNobel down
182 AMEC - -
183 Babcock International 210 up
184 Buro Happold 145 down
185 CMS Cameron McKenna 286 up
186 Dundas & Wilson - -
187 Honda 117 down
188 Jones Day 234 up
189 Lloyd’s Register 165 down
190 Mills & Reeve LLP 194 up
191 Shoosmiths 214 up
192 Telefónica 279 up
193 Thales 112 down
194 Alstom 200 up
195 Nationwide - -
196 Veolia Water 190 down
197 Ashurst LLP 172 down
198 AXA 169 down
199 ABB 144 down
200 Clyde & Co LLP 205 up
201 ConocoPhillips 198 down
202 DHL Supply Chain 170 down
203 Fujitsu Services 275 up
204 Jagex - -
205 Mars & Co 153 down
206 Reed Smith 267 up
207 Taylor Wessing 282 up
208 URS 241 up
209 Hill Dickinson LLP 252 up
210 JCB 160 down
211 Kirkland and Ellis LLP 235 up
212 Kimberly-Clark 164 down
213 Macfarlanes LLP 207 down
214 Caterpillar 175 down
215 CHP Consulting 204 down
216 Dialog Semiconductor 231 up
217 Bond Dickinson LLP (formerly Dickinson Dees LLP) - -
218 Farrer & Co - -
219 Jackson Civil Engineering 183 down
220 McDonald’s Restaurants - -
221 SAP - -
222 Societe Generale - -
223 Withers LLP 244 up
224 BAM Construct UK 197 down
225 Olswang LLP 223 down
226 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom UK LLP 217 down
227 UK Power Networks 162 down
228 Ashfords LLP 290 up
229 Bond Dickinson LLP (formerly Bond Pearce LLP)  236 up
230 Bristows 230 same
231 Burges Salmon LLP 211 down
232 Ericsson 238 up
233 HBJ Gateley - -
234 Morgan Sindall 253 up
235 Osborne Clarke 255 up
236 Red Gate Software 299 up
237 Royal Mail Group plc - -
238 Shearman & Sterling LLP 242 up
239 Sir Robert McAlpine - -
240 Travers Smith LLP 243 up
241 Weil, Gotshal & Manges 256 up
242 Wragge & Co LLP 227 down
243 Penningtons LLP - -
244 Phillips 66 - -
245 Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 296 up
246 Air Products 248 up
247 Max Fordham 265 down
248 McDermott Wills & Emery UK LLP - -
249 Ocado - -
250 Weightmans - -
251 Amey 201 down
252 Beachcroft LLP 291 up
253 Bechtel 259 up
254 Blake Lapthorn - -
255 Charles Russell LLP - -
256 Field Fisher Waterhouse 274 up
257 Imagination Technologies - -
258 Ince & Co 276 up
259 RPC - -
260 Forsters LLP 251 down
261 Metaswitch Networks 222 down
262 SJ Berwin 281 up
263 Stephenson Harwood LLP - -
264 3M 257 down
265 Atos - -
266 BAE Systems Detica 260 down
267 Bircham Dyson Bell LLP - -
268 Cable & Wireless 293 up
269 Canonical Group - -
270 CSC - -
271 Everything Everywhere - -
272 FactSet - -
273 FDM 233 down
274 Holman Fenwick Willan LLP 295 up
275 K&L Gates LLP - -
276 LBi - -
277 Liberty Information Technology (Liberty Mutual) - -
278 Manches LLP 297 up
279 SGH Martineau LLP - -
280 RIM (Research In Motion) - -
281 Dentons 269 down
282 Softwire - -
283 Speechly Bircham LLP - -
284 TomTom International - -
285 Trowers & Hamlins LLP - -
286 Mayer Brown International LLP 208 down
287 Nabarro LLP 178 down
288 Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) 150 down
289 Skanska UK 195 down
290 White & Case LLP 191 down
291 Bam Nuttall 258 down
292 Centrica (British Gas) 158 down
293 Cummins 250 down
294 DESG 102 down
295 Standard Life 225 down
296 Berwin Leighton Paisner 215 down
297 Enterprise Rent-A-Car 182 down
298 CGI (formerly Logica) 263 down
299 Walker Morris 298 down
300 Kerry Group - -
 

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