The Guardian UK 300: top construction, civil engineering and surveying employers

…as voted for by students and graduates

The Guardian UK 300 is the largest and most comprehensive annual survey of student opinion on graduate careers and employers. The survey determines not only the most popular 300 graduate employers in the UK overall, but also the most popular graduate employers in a range of career sectors.

The top graduate employers for construction, civil engineering and surveying are listed in the table below. In this year’s rankings, Atkins took the top spot, knocking Arup into second place. Mott MacDonald and Balfour Beatty also switched places into the third and fourth spots respectively, while AECOM, Laing O’Rourke and Buro Happold remained in fifth, sixth and seventh place. BAM, Skanska and AMEC were new entrants to the top 10, the latter in its first appearance in the survey results.

Students who were interested in construction, civil engineering and surveying…

  • over a third would work for nothing to get a good internship
  • none thought that the gender of their future manager mattered

View related sector lists: Top engineering, design and manufacturing graduate employers and Top energy and utilities graduate employers

Employer Rank
1 Atkins 2 up
2 Arup 1 down
3 Mott MacDonald 4 up
4 Balfour Beatty 3 down
5 AECOM 5 same
6 Laing O'Rourke 6 same
7 Buro Happold 7 same
8 AMEC - -
9 Skanska UK 11 up
10 BAM Construct UK 12 up