The Guardian UK 300: the most popular graduate employers for 2015/16

The Guardian UK 300

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 and is conducted by international research firm trendence.

The trendence Graduate Barometer asks students which career sectors interest them the most and which graduate employers within those sectors they most want to work for. From the results, the 300 most popular UK employers AND the most popular employers within the major graduate career sectors are ranked.

The UK300

Rank
2015/16
Employer name Rank
2014/15
Diff
1 Google 3 up
2 GSK 4 up
3 Cancer Research UK 44 up
4 MI6 - Secret Intelligence Service 12 up
5 Rolls Royce 10 up
6 Jaguar Land Rover 8 up
7 Amazon 21 up
8 Microsoft 5 down
9 BP 19 up
10 Unilever 7 down
11 MI5 - The Security Service 18 up
12 PwC 6 down
13 J.P. Morgan 17 up
14 AstraZeneca 31 up
15 Goldman Sachs 22 up
16 John Lewis Partnership 9 down
17 Deloitte 16 down
18 Civil Service Fast Stream 11 down
19 Airbus Group 27 up
20 Shell 30 up
21 Pfizer 38 up
22 KPMG 23 up
23 Teach First 13 down
24 British Airways 143 up
25 BAE Systems 32 up
26 L'Oréal 38 same
27 NHS Graduate Schemes 1 down
28 Procter & Gamble (P&G) 25 down
29 Oxfam 33 up
30 IBM 14 down
31 Samsung 49 up
32 McLaren - -
33 HSBC Bank plc 28 down
34 Sky 41 up
35 The Army 51 up
36 BMW Group 74 up
37 British Council 35 down
38 Apple 67 up
39 Johnson & Johnson 361 up
40 EU Careers 39 down
41 Barclays 29 down
42 EY 36 down
43 Bank of England 70 up
44 Local Government – (NGDP) 24 down
45 Allen & Overy LLP 34 down
46 adidas Group 73 up
47 Arup 47 same
48 The Royal Air Force 56 up
49 Morgan Stanley 53 up
50 Arcadia Group 48 down
51 ExxonMobil 72 up
52 EDF Energy 45 down
53 McKinsey & Company 50 down
54 Marks & Spencer 37 down
55 Clifford Chance 46 down
56 Hilton Worldwide 43 down
57 Bloomberg 69 up
58 Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains 92 up
59 Atkins 42 down
60 Mars 62 up
61 The Boston Consulting Group 68 up
62 Deutsche Bank 58 down
63 Mondelez International (Kraft, Cadbury etc) 84 up
64 Linklaters LLP 40 down
65 Slaughter and May 52 down
66 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 89 up
67 Dyson 78 up
68 GCHQ 79 up
69 Siemens 55 down
70 Bayer 91 up
71 The Royal Navy 95 up
72 Accenture 54 down
73 Network Rail 60 down
74 Abercrombie & Fitch 77 up
75 Facebook 111 up
76 GE General Electric 87 up
77 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP 57 down
78 STFC (The Science and Technology Facilities Council) 75 down
79 Aldi 97 up
80 Lloyds Banking Group 65 down
81 Metropolitan Police 66 down
82 Baker & McKenzie LLP 76 down
83 Nestlé 59 down
84 Intel 86 up
85 Abbott UK 85- same
86 DLA Piper LLP 94 up
87 Bain & Company 90 up
88 Citi 82 down
89 BlackRock 114 up
90 Ubisoft 107 up
91 E.ON 81 down
92 Transport for London 110 up
93 HM Revenue & Customs 64 down
94 Schlumberger 113 up
95 Diageo 129 up
96 ARM 119 up
97 Toyota 100 up
98 Credit Suisse 96 down
99 National Grid 109 up
100 Mott MacDonald 115 up
101 Boots 88 down
102 Roche 134 up
103 Cisco 122 up
104 Norton Rose Fulbright LLP 101 down
105 AECOM 125 up
106 Merlin Entertainments 102 down
107 Volkswagen Group 151 up
108 Hogan Lovells 80 down
109 Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) 135 up
110 Irwin Mitchell 112 up
111 Balfour Beatty 121 up
112 American Express 128 up
113 Merck 149 up
114 BT 93 down
115 Sony 118 up
116 nucleargraduates 130 up
117 Herbert Smith Freehills LLP 103 down
118 QinetiQ 138 up
119 Bird & Bird 105 down
120 Yorkshire Water 148 up
121 Santander 123 up
122 Lloyd's 116 down
123 DSTL 98 down
124 Tesco 83 down
125 Pinsent Masons LLP 106 down
126 HP 124 down
127 UBS 131 up
128 Ford 145 up
129 Eversheds LLP 104 down
130 Bosch - -
131 Honda 196 up
132 Grant Thornton 117 down
133 Jacobs Engineering 183 up
134 Simmons & Simmons 99 down
135 The Royal Bank of Scotland Group 132 down
136 BASF 137 up
137 Thales 142 up
138 Danone - -
139 Sellafield 164 up
140 ABB 153 up
141 Total 195 up
142 Allianz 174 up
143 Co-operative Group 136 down
144 SSE PLC 189 up
145 Asda 139 down
146 ScottishPower 201 up
147 Zurich Financial Services 170 up
148 Lloyd's Register 182 up
149 Johnson Matthey 156 up
150 BAM Construct UK 204 up
151 Anglian Water Services 157 up
152 Tata Steel 175 up
153 CMS Cameron McKenna 141 down
154 Laing O'Rourke 140 down
155 BuroHappold 181 up
156 WPP 127 down
157 Sainsbury's 108 down
158 Lidl 152 down
159 Next Retail PLC 126 down
160 AMEC 177 up
161 PA Consulting 167 up
162 Nissan 187 up
163 npower 169 up
164 BNP Paribas 192 up
165 National Audit Office 158 down
166 UK Power Networks 198 up
167 AkzoNobel 166 down
168 Clyde & Co LLP 154 down
169 Nomura 150 down
170 Jones Day 161 down
171 British Sugar 133 down
172 Ministry of Defence 259 up
173 Anglo American - -
174 Petrofac 275 up
175 Shoosmiths 162 down
176 Telefónica O2 237 up
177 Babcock 147 down
178 Fidelity Worldwide Investment - -
179 Wood Group 226 up
180 White & Case LLP 178 down
181 Anthony Gold Solicitors 271 up
182 Caterpillar 211 up
183 Centrica (British Gas) 197 up
184 JCB 222 up
185 Financial Conduct Authority 194 up
186 Ashurst LLP 163 down
187 Macfarlanes LLP 144 down
188 Cummins 230 up
189 CH2M 277 up
190 Burges Salmon 180 down
191 Addleshaw Goddard 165 down
192 Jagex 183 down
193 Mishcon de Reya 193 same
194 Dell 236 up
195 Oracle 227 up
196 Capital One - -
197 BDO 171 down
198 TK Maxx 168 down
199 ConocoPhillips 214 up
200 Shearman & Sterling LLP 225 up
201 BG Group 267 up
202 Alstom 229 up
203 Taylor Wessing 210 up
204 DWF LLP - -
205 Nationwide 202 down
206 Reckitt Benckiser 160 down
207 EE 219 up
208 Société Générale 240 up
209 Baker Tilly - -
210 Aviva 245 up
211 Aon 206 down
212 MBDA 220 up
213 MACE 235 up
214 Hill Dickinson LLP 217 up
215 Travers Smith LLP 185 down
216 Kirkland and Ellis International LLP 246 up
217 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 190 down
218 Brodies LLP 283 up
219 Skype (UK) 205 down
220 Essar Oil 234 up
221 Kimberly-Clar 268 up
222 AXA 221 down
223 Kier Group 215 down
224 Reed Smith 179 down
225 Skanska 208 down
226 Barratt Developments PLC - -
227 Ashfords LLP 251 up
228 Sir Robert McAlpine 252 up
229 Bond Dickinson LLP 159 down
230 eBay Inc. - -
231 Phillips 66 278 up
232 McDonald's Restaurants 241 down
233 Capgemini 173 down
234 Osborne Clarke 241 up
235 Morrisons 186 down
236 CHP Consulting 261 up
237 Mercer 176 down
238 Berwin Leighton Paisner 172 down
239 Wragge, Lawrence Graham & Co LLP 146 down
240 Dialog Semiconductor 249 up
241 Mayer Brown International LLP 203 down
242 Foster Wheeler (now Amec Foster Wheeler) - -
243 Mills & Reeve LLP 188 down
244 Nabarro LLP 155 down
245 Farrer & Co 212 down
246 Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 253 up
247 Weil, Gotshal & Manges 232 down
248 Air Products 242 down
249 Veolia Water 207 down
250 DHL 238 down
251 Latham & Watkins LLP 200 down
252 Enterprise Rent-A-Car 209 down
253 URS (now part of AECOM) 216 down
254 Kennedys 223 down
255 Wolfson Microelectronics - -
256 RPC 199 down
257 Digby Brown - -
258 United Utilities 266 up
259 Standard Life 231 down
260 Morgan Sindall 288 up
261 Northrop Grumman 285 up
262 Amey 255 down
263 Bechtel 279 up
264 Charles Russell LLP 243 down
265 TLT Solicitors LLP 247 down
266 Ince & Co 256 down
267 Olswang LLP 213 down
268 Ocado 191 down
269 First Group 284 up
270 Vodafone 260 down
271 King & Wood Mallesons 257 down
272 Smith & Williamson - -
273 Net-a-Porter - -
274 Imagination Technologies 290 up
275 Holman Fenwick Willan 264 down
276 Nokia 274 down
277 Yahoo! UK & Ireland 258 down
278 Dentons 233 down
279 Premier Solicitors - -
280 CGG - -
281 Kerry Group 296 up
282 DESG 295 up
283 Fieldfisher 269 down
284 SAP 297 up
285 Browne Jacobson LLP 292 up
286 Blake Lapthorn 263 down
287 Croda - -
288 Fujitsu 294 up
289 Bristows 224 down
290 Royal Mail Group plc - -
291 Stephenson Harwood 281 down
292 Morgan Lewis & Bokius - -
293 Edwards Wildman LLP - -
294 Withers LLP 262 down
295 Bevan Brittan LLP - -
296 Celesio - -
297 Penningtons Manches LLP 289 down
298 Carillion - -
299 Blackberry - -
300 Freeths LLP 293 down