Engineering, design and manufacturing

Engineering is the application of science and maths to the design and build of all sorts of machines, structures and processes for a range of industries including: aerospace, automotive, chemicals, consumer goods, marine, rail and telecoms. Employers range from construction, energy, manufacturing and transport companies to the armed forces and government agencies. There are large, well-known companies in this sector, but there are also lots of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Global manufacturers, particularly those that operate in aerospace, continue to dominate the list and the top three employers haven’t changed in their rankings. The two new entrants are both related to transport: rail infrastructure and vehicle manufacturing.

sector winner
Rolls-Royce plc

Rolls-Royce plc

Engineering

1
British Airways

British Airways

Procurement & Supply Chain +2

2
Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover

Science, R&D, Food industry +5

3
BAE Systems

BAE Systems

Engineering

4
1
Airbus

Airbus

Engineering

5
1
Boeing

Boeing

Aerospace

6
1
Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains Ltd

Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains Ltd

Engineering

7
1
Network Rail

Network Rail

Civil & Structural +7

8
NEW
Siemens

Siemens

Engineering +7

9
BMW Group

BMW Group

Engineering

10
NEW