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The UK 300

The UK 300 features the most comprehensive annual survey of student opinion on graduate careers, employers and their own job hunts; 66,181 students and graduates from over 160 universities took part this year.
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Here you'll find a list of the top 300 graduate employers across all sectors. The results are from the Cibyl Graduate Research UK 2023 survey. 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. Scroll to the bottom to find the top ten employers in sectors from accountancy to scientific research.

Survey methodology

The Cibyl Graduate Research UK 2023 survey was open for responses from October 2022 to January 2023. Firstly, the survey asked respondents to declare a broad career area in which they were interested. Secondly, they were provided with a list of sector-relevant employers and asked to select all employers/brands that they were aware of. Thirdly, they selected the top ten employers that appealed to them most as a first graduate employer and then the top three that they would most like to work for. Once collected, the data was weighted by university and gender identity based on the Higher Education Statistic Agency’s (HESA’s) figures to ensure that findings are representative of the UK student population.

overall winner
Google

Google

Technology +11

1
Amazon

Amazon

Retail, business & commercial services

2
BBC

BBC

Media, journalism & publishing

3
Microsoft

Microsoft

Technology +11

4
3
MI6 - Secret Intelligence Service

MI6 - Secret Intelligence Service

Charity, public & civil service +10

5
AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca

HR & recruitment +28

6
2
The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company

Hospitality, sport, leisure & tourism +11

7
1
Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Charity, public & civil service +8

8
2
Apple

Apple

Technology +11

9
3
Rolls-Royce plc

Rolls-Royce plc

Engineering

10
J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan

Banking, insurance & financial services +13

11
4
Pfizer

Pfizer

Science, R&D, food industry +9

12
3
Deloitte

Deloitte

Accounting & finance +4

13
3
ASOS

ASOS

Retail, business & commercial services

14
3
British Airways

British Airways

Procurement & supply chain +2

15
2
MI5 - The Security Service

MI5 - The Security Service

Charity, public & civil service +10

16
3
Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

Investment banking & fund management +6

17
1
PwC

PwC

Accounting & finance +17

18
5
GSK

GSK

Science, R&D, food industry +9

19
5
NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS)

NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS)

Charity, public & civil service +5

20
1
Bank of England

Bank of England

Banking, insurance & financial services

21
6
JLR

JLR

Science, R&D, food industry +5

22
2
Barclays

Barclays

Banking, insurance & financial services

23
2
EY

EY

Accounting & finance +4

24
2
Civil Service Fast Stream

Civil Service Fast Stream

Engineering +6

25
5
Airbus

Airbus

Engineering

26
8
Accenture

Accenture

Technology +14

27
2
GCHQ

GCHQ

Charity, public & civil service +10

28
7
KPMG

KPMG

Accounting & finance +15

29
3
BAE Systems

BAE Systems

Engineering +5

30
British Council

British Council

Teaching & education +2

31
Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Banking, insurance & financial services +11

32
7
American Express

American Express

Banking, insurance & financial services

33
13
IBM

IBM

Technology +3

34
1
Teach First

Teach First

Charity, public & civil service +12

35
7
Sky

Sky

Technology +5

36
Arup

Arup

Civil & structural +21

37
5
BlackRock

BlackRock

Accounting & finance +8

38
13
Local Government - National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP)

Local Government - National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP)

Management & business +12

39
2
McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company

Management consulting +3

40
3
Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

Law solicitors +10

41
8
BMW Group

BMW Group

Engineering

42
5
Bank of America

Bank of America

Technology +12

43
10
Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson

Engineering +8

44
7
AO Shearman

AO Shearman

Law solicitors +3

45
7
Ministry of Justice (National Probation Service)

Ministry of Justice (National Probation Service)

46
4
HM Revenue and Customs

HM Revenue and Customs

Charity, public & civil service +6

47
7
McLaren

McLaren

Engineering

48
1
Aldi

Aldi

Retail, business & commercial services +17

49
5
Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence

Charity, public & civil service +10

50
10
Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley

Technology +12

51
3
Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains

Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains

Engineering

52
Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer

Retail, business & commercial services +6

53
3
HSBC

HSBC

Banking, insurance & financial services

54
9
Rockstar Games

Rockstar Games

Technology +11

55
8
Boeing

Boeing

Aerospace +2

56
2
Charityworks

Charityworks

Charity, public & civil service

57
Boston Consulting Group

Boston Consulting Group

Management consulting +3

58
7
Boots

Boots

Retail, business & commercial services

59
2
Adobe

Adobe

Technology +11

60
9
Siemens

Siemens

Engineering +6

61
2
Dyson

Dyson

Retail, business & commercial services +15

62
5
Royal Air Force

Royal Air Force

Charity, public & civil service +7

63
1
Hilton

Hilton

Hospitality, sport, leisure & tourism +5

64
4
Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Banking Group

Accounting & finance +8

65
7
The Army

The Army

Charity, public & civil service +5

66
8
AECOM

AECOM

Property, construction & QS +2

67
12
BT Group

BT Group

Technology +8

68
6
Sony

Sony

Retail, business & commercial services +14

69
12
L'Oréal

L'Oréal

Retail, business & commercial services +8

70
48
General Electric

General Electric

71
12
Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank

Accounting & finance +20

72
2
Aston Martin

Aston Martin

Engineering

73
AtkinsRéalis

AtkinsRéalis

Civil & structural +19

74
11
Ubisoft

Ubisoft

Creative arts & design

75
1
Bain & Company

Bain & Company

Management consulting +3

76
8
Financial Conduct Authority

Financial Conduct Authority

Accounting & finance +5

77
19
Asda

Asda

Retail, business & commercial services

78
1
Royal Navy

Royal Navy

Engineering +11

79
1
Meta

Meta

Technology +11

80
25
Explore Learning

Explore Learning

Management & business +9

81
17
Slaughter and May

Slaughter and May

Law solicitors +3

82
8
Unilever

Unilever

Retail, business & commercial services +3

83
5
Bupa

Bupa

Banking, insurance & financial services +7

84
13
Abbott UK

Abbott UK

Healthcare +4

85
24
Nestlé

Nestlé

Retail, business & commercial services +3

86
11
Mastercard

Mastercard

Banking, insurance & financial services

87
38
Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald

Civil & structural +10

88
14
bp

bp

Engineering +7

89
8
Merlin Entertainments

Merlin Entertainments

Hospitality, sport, leisure & tourism +5

90