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The Guardian UK 300: the most popular graduate employers for 2016/17

1

Google

Last year: 1

IT and technology

same
2

Cancer Research UK

Last year: 3

Public service, charity and social work

up
3

MI6 – Secret Intelligence Service

Last year: 4

Public service, charity and social work

up
4

GlaxoSmithKline

Last year: 2

down
5

Amazon

Last year: 7

HR and recruitment, IT and technology, Retail, buying and merchandising

up

Last year: 24

Hospitality, leisure and travel

up
7

MI5 – The Security Service

Last year: 11

MI5 helps safeguard the UK against threats to national security including terrorism and espionage.

Public service, charity and social work

up

Last year: 8

IT and technology

same

Last year: 6

Innovative. Trusted. Pioneering. These three qualities have always summed up Jaguar Land Rover.

Engineering

down

Last year: 5

Engineering

down
11

NHS

Last year: 27

Public service, charity and social work

up
12

Penguin Random House

Media, journalism and publishing

13

PwC

Last year: 12

Take the opportunity of a lifetime.

Accountancy and financial management, Law solicitors, Management consulting, Public service, charity and social work

down

Last year: 10

Unilever, a leading consumer goods company, makes some of the world’s best-loved brands.

Consumer goods and FMCG

down

Last year: 23

In the UK, the link between income and success at school is stronger than almost anywhere in the developed world. We can change this.

Public service, charity and social work

up
16

J.P. Morgan

Last year: 13

Investment banking and investment

down

Last year: 16

The UK's largest department store retailer, we sell over a million different lines through our John Lewis and Waitrose shops and online business.

Retail, buying and merchandising

down
18

Civil Service Fast Stream

Last year: 18

Public service, charity and social work

same

Last year: 15

Investment banking and investment

down

Last year: 17

Accountancy and financial management, Management consulting

down
21

L'Oreal

Last year: 26

Consumer goods and FMCG

up
22

Sky

Last year: 34

Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company and serves 21 million customers across five countries.

Media, journalism and publishing

up

Last year: 19

Airbus Group is a global pioneer in aeronautics, space and related services, creating cutting-edge technology.

Engineering

down
24

AstraZeneca

Last year: 14

Science and research

down
25

Apple

Last year: 38

IT and technology

up
26

ngdp

Last year: 44

Public service, charity and social work

up
27

adidas Group

Last year: 46

up
28

British Council

Last year: 37

Public service, charity and social work

up
29

KPMG

Last year: 22

Accountancy and financial management, Management consulting

down
30

Pfizer

Last year: 21

down
31

Shell

Last year: 20

Meeting the rising demand for energy in responsible ways is a massive challenge. Are you ready to do something remarkable with your career?

Engineering

down
32

BP

Last year: 9

Engineering

down

Last year: 25

Engineering

down
34

IBM

Last year: 30

IBM has over 400,000 employees globally, operates in 170 countries and is the largest technology and IT organisation in the world.

IT and technology, Management consulting

down
35

Oxfam

Last year: 29

Public service, charity and social work

down

Last year: 41

Financial services and insurance

up
37

EY

Last year: 42

Accountancy and financial management, IT and technology

up

Last year: 35

The British Army is a professional force that helps to resolve crises abroad, serves the nation at home and secures Britain in an uncertain world.

Public service, charity and social work

down
39

Samsung

Last year: 31

IT and technology

down
40

European Commission

Last year: 40

same

Last year: 50

Retail, buying and merchandising

up
42

HSBC

Last year: 33

Financial services and insurance

down
43

Procter & Gamble

Last year: 28

Consumer goods and FMCG

down
44

Bank of England

Last year: 43

Financial services and insurance

down

Last year: 45

Law solicitors

same

Last year: 54

Retail, buying and merchandising

up
47

Royal Air Force Engineering

Last year: 48

Public service, charity and social work

up
48

Aston Martin

49

Virgin Media

Media, journalism and publishing

Last year: 55

We’re the global law firm that blends innovation with collaborative thinking. Working together across jurisdictions we create unique client solutions.

Law solicitors

up
51

Hilton Worldwide

Last year: 56

up
52

BMW Group

Last year: 36

Take the lead with us! BMW Group offers great graduate & intern programmes.

Engineering

down
53

HM Revenue and Customs

Last year: 93

Public service, charity and social work

up
54

Rockstar Games

Last year: 39

What type of mark will you make? Career opportunities as limitless as the lives you’ll touch

Consumer goods and FMCG, Engineering, Healthcare

down

Last year: 57

Financial services and insurance, IT and technology, Media, journalism and publishing

up
57

Arup

Last year: 47

Civil and structural engineering, Construction and building services, Engineering, Quantity surveying and building surveying

down

Last year: 72

We’re looking for future leaders. Idea generators. And strategic thinkers. Put your degree and skills to work.

IT and technology, Management consulting

up

Last year: 53

Management consulting

down
60

GCHQ

Last year: 68

Public service, charity and social work

up

Last year: 73

We’re looking for dedicated, enthusiastic graduates to become future leaders.

Civil and structural engineering, Engineering, Logistics, transport and supply chain

up

Last year: 49

You have talents. We have options.

Investment banking and investment, IT and technology

down
63

Lloyds Banking Group

Last year: 80

Accountancy and financial management, Financial services and insurance, Investment banking and investment

up
64

Mondelez International

Last year: 63

Consumer goods and FMCG

down
65

Siemens

Last year: 69

We’re Siemens – a collection of 348,000 great minds in over 200 countries that’s making the future, one day at a time.

Engineering

up
66

Aldi

Last year: 79

Retail, buying and merchandising

up

Last year: 51

Engineering

down
68

McLaren

Last year: 32

down

Last year: 61

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy.

Management consulting

down
70

Metropolitan Police

Last year: 81

Public service, charity and social work

up

Last year: 92

Transport for London is responsible for looking after the intricate planning and everyday operation of the Capital’s transport system.

Engineering

up
72

Facebook

Last year: 75

up

Last year: 66

At Bank of America Merrill Lynch we have the strength, resources and global capabilities to let you carve out your future on your own terms.

Investment banking and investment, IT and technology

down
74

EDF Energy

Last year: 52

Engineering

down
75

Atkins

Last year: 59

Civil and structural engineering, Construction and building services

down
76

Mars

Last year: 60

Consumer goods and FMCG

down
77

STFC

Last year: 78

STFC is a world leading multi-disciplinary science organsiation, ensuring the UK retains its leading place on the world stage.

Science and research

up

Last year: 62

Investment banking and investment

down

Last year: 110

Law solicitors

up
80

Merlin Entertainments plc

Last year: 106

Hospitality, leisure and travel

up
81

Abercrombie & Fitch

Last year: 74

Retail, buying and merchandising

down
82

Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains Ltd

Last year: 76

Engineering

down
83

Royal Navy

Last year: 71

Life without limits

Public service, charity and social work

down
84

Ubisoft

Last year: 90

up
85

Intel

Last year: 86

IT and technology

up
86

AECOM

Last year: 105

A global network of experts working with clients and communities to develop and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges

Civil and structural engineering, Construction and building services, Engineering

up
87

Nestle UK Ltd

Last year: 83

If you’ve got it, grow it with Nestlé

Consumer goods and FMCG

down
88

Boots

Last year: 101

Boots are the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. We’re evolving in the changing world of retail and the future looks bright.

Retail, buying and merchandising

up

Last year: 86

Law solicitors

down

Last year: 82

Law solicitors

down

Last year: 77

Law solicitors

down

Last year: 65

Law solicitors

down
93

Roche

Last year: 102

up
94

Bayer

Last year: 70

Science and research

down
95

GE

Last year: 76

Engineering

down

Last year: 87

Management consulting

down

Last year: 100

Mott MacDonald is a £1.2 billion management, engineering and development consultancy with 16,000 staff and a global reach spanning six continents.

Civil and structural engineering, Construction and building services, Engineering, Quantity surveying and building surveying

up

Last year: 99

We own and manage the systems to which many different energy sources are connected. National Grid joins everything up.

Engineering

up
99

BT

Last year: 114

IT and technology

up
100

Dyson

Last year: 67

Consumer goods and FMCG

down
101

Sony Music

Last year: 115

IT and technology

up
102

Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd

Last year: 197

Engineering, HR and recruitment, Logistics, transport and supply chain

up

Last year: 112

Financial services and insurance

up
104

BlackRock

Last year: 89

Financial services and insurance, Investment banking and investment, IT and technology

down

Last year: 98

Investment banking and investment

down

Last year: 95

Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company. Custodians of iconic brands such as Guinness®, Smirnoff®, Johnnie Walker® and Tanqueray®.

Consumer goods and FMCG, Sales

down

Last year: 64

Live Your Ambition

Law solicitors

down

Last year: 126

Management and business

up
109

Cisco Systems

Last year: 103

IT and technology

down
110

Telefonica UK ( O2 )

Last year: 176

IT and technology

up
111

Citi

Last year: 88

Investment banking and investment

down
112

Eversheds

Last year: 129

Law solicitors

up

Last year: 111

Construction and building services

down

Last year: 94

Schlumberger is the world’s leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions.

Engineering

down
115

ARM Ltd

Last year: 96

Engineering, IT and technology

down
116

Santander

Last year: 121

Financial services and insurance

up

Last year: 108

Law solicitors

down
118

Lidl

Last year: 158

Retail, buying and merchandising

up
119

AWE

Last year: 109

Science and research

down
120

Grant Thornton

Last year: 132

Accountancy and financial management

up

Last year: 119

Law solicitors

down
122

Tesco

Last year: 124

Find out now how your career could go a long, long way with Tesco.

Retail, buying and merchandising

up

Last year: 104

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice.

Law solicitors

down
124

Lloyd's

Last year: 122

Financial services and insurance

down
125

RBS

Last year: 135

RBS is proud to have been recognised as an employer of choice by the Investors in Young People accreditation

Financial services and insurance

up

Last year: 229

Law solicitors

up
127

QinetiQ

Last year: 118

QinetiQ is one of the UK’s largest research and technology organisations, and we help our customers develop and implement truly innovative solutions.

Engineering

down

Last year: 226

Construction and building services

up
129

Zurich

Last year: 147

Financial services and insurance

up
130

Ministry of Defence

Last year: 172

Public service, charity and social work

up

Last year: 117

Law solicitors

down

Last year: 134

Simmons & Simmons is a leading international law firm with fully integrated teams working through 22 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Law solicitors

up
133

Merck

Last year: 113

down

Last year: 175

Law solicitors

up

Last year: 190

Law solicitors

up
136

E.ON

Last year: 91

A leading energy company in the UK and globally, we’re at the forefront of energy innovation. Our sustainable solutions matter, to all of us.

Engineering

down
137

RSM

Last year: 209

Accountancy and financial management, Financial services and insurance

up
138

Jacobs

Last year: 133

Civil and structural engineering, Construction and building services, Engineering, Quantity surveying and building surveying

down
139

Asda

Last year: 145

Retail, buying and merchandising

up
140

DSTL

Last year: 123

Engineering

down
141

Pinsent Masons LLP

Last year: 125

Law solicitors

down
142

Financial Conduct Authority

Last year: 185

We regulate the financial services industry in the UK.

Financial services and insurance

up
143

UBS

Last year: 127

Investment banking and investment

down
144

Danone

Last year: 138

Consumer goods and FMCG, Sales, Science and research

down
145

National Audit Office

Last year: 165

Public service, charity and social work

up
146

Sainsbury's

Last year: 157

Retail, buying and merchandising

up
147

Allianz

Last year: 142

Financial services and insurance

down
148

WPP

Last year: 156

WPP is the world leader in communications services. We are manufacturers of communications ideas that help to build business for our clients.

Marketing, advertising and PR

up
149

Bosch

Last year: 130

Engineering

down

Last year: 162

Engineering, Logistics, transport and supply chain

up
151

EE

Last year: 207

IT and technology

up

Last year: 180

Law solicitors

up

Last year: 116

Civil and structural engineering, Engineering, Science and research

down
154

Next plc

Last year: 159

Retail, buying and merchandising

up

Last year: 177

Engineering

up

Last year: 168

Law solicitors

up
157

Lloyd's Register

Last year: 148

Engineering

down
158

Ford

Last year: 128

Accountancy and financial management, Engineering, HR and recruitment

down
159

Thales

Last year: 157

Engineering

down
160

Volkswagen Group UK

Last year: 107

Consumer goods and FMCG

down

Last year: 191

Law solicitors

up
162

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co

Last year: 239

Law solicitors

up
163

BNP Paribas

Last year: 164

Investment banking and investment

up
164

DWF LLP

Last year: 204

Law solicitors

up
165

Abbott UK

Last year: 85

down
166

BAM Construct UK Ltd

Last year: 150

BAM Construct UK is part of the European construction enterprise, Royal BAM Group.We’ve been in business in Britain since 1874.

Civil and structural engineering, Construction and building services, Engineering, Quantity surveying and building surveying

down

Last year: 186

Ashurst offers clients and trainees alike a clear alternative to the other elite international law firms.

Law solicitors

up
168

BASF

Last year: 136

down

Last year: 178

Investment banking and investment

up

Last year: 198

Retail, buying and merchandising

up
171

CH2M

Last year: 189

Civil and structural engineering

up
172

Jagex

Last year: 192

up
173

Capgemini

Last year: 233

At Capgemini, we give you options – and the freedom to achieve your ambitions your way.

IT and technology, Management consulting

up
174

Kier Group plc.

Last year: 223

Kier is a leading construction, services and property group who’s vision is to be the most highly respected company in the industry.

Civil and structural engineering, Construction and building services, Engineering, Quantity surveying and building surveying

up
175

Caterpillar

Last year: 182

Engineering

up

Last year: 161

PA is a different kind of consulting firm and we are looking for people with unique qualities who share our vision and values.

IT and technology, Management and business, Management consulting

down
177

Sellafield

Last year: 139

down
178

Yorkshire Water

Last year: 120

Engineering

down
179

ABB

Last year: 140

down

Last year: 154

Civil and structural engineering, Construction and building services, Engineering, Quantity surveying and building surveying

down
181

Honda

Last year: 131

Engineering

down
182

Dell

Last year: 194

up
183

Blake Morgan LLP

Last year: 286

Law solicitors

up
184

Nationwide

Last year: 205

As the world’s largest Building Society, Nationwide offers a mutual alternative to the established banks.

Financial services and insurance

up
185

Tata Steel

Last year: 152

Engineering

down

Last year: 196

We’re proud to say that we’re one of the UKs top 10 credit card providers. We’re a company built on bold, new ideas and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Financial services and insurance, IT and technology

up

Last year: 224

Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in 25 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East

Law solicitors

up
188

Cummins Ltd

Last year: 188

Cummins are global leaders in the diesel engine, power generation, turbocharging and emissions solutions markets

Engineering

same
189

The Frontline Organisation

Transforming the lives of vulnerable children by recruiting and developing outstanding individuals to be leaders in social work and broader society.

Public service, charity and social work

190

BDO

Last year: 197

Accountancy and financial management, Financial services and insurance

up

Last year: 227

Law solicitors

up
192

Total UK

Last year: 141

Engineering

down
193

AkzoNobel

Last year: 167

Engineering

down
194

Anglian Water

Last year: 151

Engineering

down

Last year: 163

Smart graduates thrive at npower. We’re one of the biggest names in the UK energy industry. We’ll npower you to make the most of your potential.

Engineering

down
196

Amec Foster Wheeler

Last year: 160

Engineering

down
197

Anthony Gold Solicitors

Last year: 181

down
198

Carillion plc

Last year: 298

We’re on a mission to make tomorrow a better place. You can help us to create that future. Discover what it’s like to be a graduate at Carillion.

Construction and building services, Engineering, Quantity surveying and building surveying

up
199

Co-operative Group Ltd

Last year: 163

Retail, buying and merchandising

down
200

Oracle Corporation Uk Ltd

Last year: 195

IT and technology

down

Last year: 193

Law solicitors

down
202

ConocoPhillips

Last year: 199

down
203

Reckitt Benckiser

Last year: 206

up

Last year: 241

Law solicitors

up
205

Alstom Ltd

Last year: 202

Logistics, transport and supply chain

down
206

SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy)

Last year: 144

down
207

DHL

Last year: 250

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and is "The Logistics Company for the world".

Logistics, transport and supply chain

up
208

Jones Day

Last year: 170

Law solicitors

down
209

ScottishPower

Last year: 146

down
210

British Sugar

Last year: 171

Engineering, Management and business, Science and research

down
211

RPC

Last year: 256

Law solicitors

up

Last year: 225

Civil and structural engineering, Construction and building services, Engineering, Quantity surveying and building surveying

up
213

CHP Consulting

Last year: 236

up

Last year: 216

Law solicitors

up
215

Aon

Last year: 211

Financial services and insurance

down
216

Thames Water

Management and business

217

Mace

Last year: 213

Civil and structural engineering, Construction and building services, Quantity surveying and building surveying, Quantity surveying and building surveying

down

Last year: 166

UK Power Networks distributes more than a quarter of the UK’s electricity making sure the lights stay on for our 8.1 million customers.

Engineering

down
219

Dentons

Last year: 278

Law solicitors

up
221

Aviva

Last year: 210

For all of life’s twists and turns, Aviva is on hand to keep people and businesses financially protected.

Financial services and insurance

down
222

Buro Happold

Last year: 155

down
223

Amey

Last year: 262

Civil and structural engineering, Construction and building services

up

Last year: 153

CMS UK forms part of a leading network of firms known as CMS.

Law solicitors

down
225

Berwin Leighton Paisner

Last year: 238

up

Last year: 232

McDonald's is the biggest family restaurant business in the world. We serve over 3.7 million customers a day at over 1,225 restaurants in the UK.

Management and business, Retail, buying and merchandising

up

Last year: 252

Retail, buying and merchandising

up
228

Phillips 66

Last year: 231

Engineering

up
229

Standard Life

Last year: 159

Financial services and insurance, Investment banking and investment

down
230

BG Group

Last year: 201

Engineering

down
231

AXA UK

Last year: 222

Financial services and insurance

down
232

Morrisons Supermarkets plc

Last year: 235

It takes fresh thinking to sell the freshest food and that’s what makes Morrisons different. We’re much, much more than just a store.

Retail, buying and merchandising

up
233

Premier Solicitors

Last year: 279

up
234

Expedia.com Ltd

IT and technology

235

Weightmans

237

United Utilities Plc

Last year: 258

up
238

Bristows

Last year: 289

Law solicitors

up
239

Shakespeare Martinaeu

Last year: 234

Law solicitors

down
241

JCB

Last year: 184

down
242

Ince & Co

Last year: 266

Law solicitors

up
243

Centrica (British Gas)

Last year: 183

down
244

CGG

Last year: 280

up

Last year: 243

Law solicitors

down

Last year: 200

Shearman & Sterling LLP is recognised as one of the leading international corporate and commercial law firms in London.

Law solicitors

down
248

Fujitsu

Last year: 288

At Fujitsu, our people are essential to us delivering against our strategic priorities.

IT and technology

up
249

Veolia Water

Last year: 249

same
250

Charles Russell Speechlys

Last year: 264

Law solicitors

up
251

Kimberly-Clark

Last year: 221

Consumer goods and FMCG

down
252

Brodies LLP

Last year: 218

down

Last year: 281

Consumer goods and FMCG, Retail, buying and merchandising

up
254

eBay Inc.

Last year: 230

down

Last year: 240

Engineering

down
257

Johnson Matthey Plc

Last year: 149

Engineering

down
258

SAP

Last year: 284

up
259

Vodafone

Last year: 270

At Vodafone, we don't just produce innovative products, we develop amazing people too. That's the lifeblood that runs throughout Vodafone.

IT and technology

up

Last year: 214

Law solicitors

down

Last year: 275

Law solicitors

up
262

Bechtel

Last year: 263

Bechtel delivers some of the biggest, most complex and most remote construction projects on the planet.

Civil and structural engineering, Engineering

up
263

Digby Brown

Last year: 257

down
265

Withers LLP

Last year: 294

up
266

The NET-A-PORTER Group

Last year: 273

IT and technology

up
267

Morgan Sindall

Last year: 260

down

Last year: 244

Law solicitors

down

Last year: 274

Imagination designs hardware and software technology that is used in consumer electronic devices, from smartphones, tablets, digital radios and more.

IT and technology

up
270

Yahoo! UK & Ireland

Last year: 277

up
271

First Group

Last year: 269

down
272

King and Wood Mallesons

Last year: 271

down
273

Petrofac

Last year: 174

Engineering

down
274

Mercer

Last year: 237

We are the world’s leading global provider of talent, health, retirement and investments services.

Financial services and insurance

down
275

Pannone LLP

Last year: 283

We’re not clones at Fieldfisher. As an employer, we want to make sure that everyone who works here feels welcome and supported.

Law solicitors

up
277

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Last year: 217

down
278

Societe Generale

Last year: 208

Financial services and insurance, Investment banking and investment, IT and technology

down
280

Farrer & Co

Last year: 245

down
281

CGI

CGI has over 65,000 employees working in 40 countries and is the 5th largest IT services company in the world.

IT and technology

282

Wood Group Plc

Last year: 279

Wood Group is an international energy services provider, with £7bn sales, 43,000 employees operating in over 50 countries worldwide.

Engineering

down

London Stock Exchange Group is a diversified international exchange Group, providing trading infrastructures, technology and post trade services.

Financial services and insurance, IT and technology

284

INEOS

INEOS is a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and oil products. We offer our graduates real jobs and responsibility from day 1

Engineering

285

Ocado

Last year: 268

Logistics, transport and supply chain, Management and business, Retail, buying and merchandising

down
286

Atos

If you’ve never heard of Atos, you’re in for a surprise. The world of IT has changed and as true Business Technologists, Atos are leading the way.

IT and technology

287

Air Products

Last year: 248

down
288

Bircham Dyson Bell LLP

Law solicitors

289

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Last year: 292

up

Last year: 212

Engineering

down

IT and technology

Law solicitors

293

Fisher Meredith

294

Selex ES

295

Latham & Watkins LLP

Last year: 251

down
296

Celesio

Last year: 285

down
297

McDermott, Will & Emery UK LLP

Last year: 267

Law solicitors

down

Last year: 300

Law solicitors

up

Last year: 297

Law solicitors

down
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