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

...as voted for by students and graduates

The UK300

Rank
2016/17
Employer name Rank
2015/16
Diff
1 Google 1 same
2 Cancer Research UK 3 up
3 MI6 - Secret Intelligence Service 4 up
4 GlaxoSmithKline 2 down
5 Amazon 7 up
6 British Airways 24 up
7 MI5 - The Security Service 11 up
8 Microsoft 8 same
9 Jaguar Land Rover 6 down
10 Rolls-Royce 5 down
11 NHS Graduate Schemes 27 up
12 Penguin Random House - -
13 PwC 12 down
14 Unilever 10 down
15 Teach First 23 up
16 J.P. Morgan 13 down
17 John Lewis Partnership 16 down
18 Civil Service Fast Stream 18 same
19 Goldman Sachs 15 down
20 Deloitte 17 down
21 L'Oréal 26 up
22 Sky 34 up
23 Airbus 19 down
24 AstraZeneca 14 down
25 Apple 38 up
26 Local Government - National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP) 44 up
27 adidas Group 46 up
28 British Council 37 up
29 KPMG 22 down
30 Pfizer 21 down
31 Shell 20 down
32 BP 9 down
33 BAE Systems 25 down
34 IBM 30 down
35 Oxfam 29 down
36 Barclays 41 up
37 EY 42 up
38 The Army 35 down
39 Samsung 31 down
40 European Commission 40 same
41 Arcadia Group (Topshop, Burton, Dorothy Perkins) 50 up
42 HSBC Bank plc 33 down
43 Procter & Gamble (P&G) 28 down
44 The Bank of England 43 down
45 Allen & Overy LLP 45 same
46 Marks & Spencer 54 up
47 The Royal Air Force 48 up
48 Aston Martin - -
49 Virgin Media - -
50 Clifford Chance 55 up
51 Hilton Worldwide 56 up
52 BMW Group (BMW, Mini, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars) 36 down
53 HM Revenue & Customs 93 up
54 Rockstar Games - -
55 Johnson & Johnson 39 down
56 Bloomberg 57 up
57 Arup 47 down
58 Accenture 72 up
59 McKinsey & Company 53 down
60 GCHQ 68 up
61 Network Rail 73 up
62 Morgan Stanley 49 down
63 Lloyds Banking Group 80 up
64 Mondelez International (Kraft, Cadbury etc) 63 down
65 Siemens 69 up
66 Aldi 79 up
67 ExxonMobil 51 down
68 McLaren 32 down
69 Boston Consulting Group 61 down
70 Metropolitan Police 81 up
71 Transport for London 92 up
72 Facebook 75 up
73 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 66 down
74 EDF Energy 52 down
75 Atkins 59 down
76 Mars 60 down
77 STFC (The Science and Technology Facilities Council) 78 up
78 Deutsche Bank 62 down
79 Irwin Mitchell 110 up
80 Merlin Entertainments 106 up
81 Abercrombie & Fitch 74 down
82 Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains 76 down
83 The Royal Navy 71 down
84 Ubisoft 90 up
85 Intel 86 down
86 AECOM 105 up
87 Nestlé 83 down
88 Boots 101 up
89 DLA Piper LLP 86 down
90 Baker & McKenzie 82 down
91 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP 77 down
92 Slaughter and May 65 down
93 Roche 102 up
94 Bayer 70 down
95 GE General Electric 76 down
96 Bain & Company 87 down
97 Mott MacDonald 100 up
98 National Grid 99 up
99 BT 114 up
100 Dyson 67 down
101 Sony 115 up
102 Toyota 197 down
103 American Express 112 up
104 BlackRock 89 down
105 Credit Suisse 98 down
106 Diageo 95 down
107 Linklaters LLP 64 down
108 HP 126 up
109 Cisco 103 down
110 O2 176 up
111 Citi 88 down
112 Eversheds LLP 129 up
113 Balfour Beatty 111 down
114 Schlumberger 94 down
115 ARM 96 down
116 Santander 121 up
117 Hogan Lovells 108 down
118 Lidl 158 up
119 Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) 109 down
120 Grant Thornton 132 up
121 Bird & Bird 119 down
122 Tesco 124 up
123 Norton Rose Fulbright 104 down
124 Lloyd's 122 down
125 The Royal Bank of Scotland Group 135 up
126 Bond Dickinson 229 up
127 QinetiQ 118 down
128 Barratt Developments 226 up
129 Zurich Financial Services 147 up
130 Ministry of Defence 172 up
131 Herbert Smith Freehills LLP 117 down
132 Simmons & Simmons 134 up
133 Merck 113 down
134 Shoosmiths 175 up
135 Burges Salmon 190 up
136 E.ON 91 down
137 Baker Tilly (RSM) 209 up
138 Jacobs Engineering 133 down
139 Asda 145 up
140 DSTL 123 down
141 Pinsent Masons LLP 125 down
142 Financial Conduct Authority 185 up
143 UBS 127 down
144 Danone 138 down
145 National Audit Office 165 up
146 Sainsbury's 157 up
147 Allianz 142 down
148 WPP 156 up
149 Bosch 130 down
150 Nissan 162 up
151 EE 207 up
152 White & Case LLP 180 up
153 nucleargraduates 116 down
154 Next Retail PLC 159 up
155 Babcock 177 up
156 Clyde & Co LLP 168 up
157 Lloyd's Register 148 down
158 Ford 128 down
159 Thales 137 down
160 Volkswagen Group 107 down
161 Addleshaw Goddard 191 up
162 Wragge, Lawrence Graham & Co 239 up
163 BNP Paribas 164 up
164 DWF LLP 204 up
165 Abbott UK 85 down
166 BAM Construct UK 150 down
167 Ashurst LLP 186 up
168 BASF 136 down
169 Fidelity Worldwide Investment 178 up
170 TJX Group (TK Maxx) 198 up
171 CH2M 189 up
172 Jagex 192 up
173 Capgemini 233 up
174 Kier Group 223 up
175 Caterpillar 182 up
176 PA Consulting Group 161 down
177 Sellafield 139 down
178 Yorkshire Water 120 down
179 ABB 140 down
180 Laing O'Rourke 154 down
181 Honda 131 down
182 Dell 194 up
183 Blake Morgan 286 up
184 Nationwide 205 up
185 Tata Steel 152 down
186 Capital One 196 up
187 Reed Smith 224 up
188 Cummins 188 same
189 Frontline - -
190 BDO 197 up
191 Ashfords 227 up
192 Total 141 down
193 AkzoNobel 167 down
194 Anglian Water Services 151 down
195 npower 163 down
196 Amec Foster Wheeler 160 down
197 Anthony Gold Solicitors 181 down
198 Carillion 298 up
199 Co-operative Bank 143 down
200 Oracle 195 down
201 Mishcon de Reya 193 down
202 ConocoPhillips 199 down
203 Reckitt Benckiser 206 up
204 Mayer Brown International LLP 241 up
205 Alstom 202 down
206 SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy) 144 down
207 DHL 250 up
208 Jones Day 170 down
209 ScottishPower 146 down
210 British Sugar 171 down
211 RPC 256 up
212 Skanska 225 up
213 CHP Consulting 236 up
214 Kirkland & Ellis International LLP 216 up
215 Aon 211 down
216 Thames Water - -
217 MACE 213 down
218 UK Power Networks 166 down
219 Dentons 278 up
220 Macfarlanes LLP 187 down
221 Aviva 210 down
222 Buro Happold 155 down
223 Amey 262 up
224 CMS UK 153 down
225 Berwin Leighton Paisner 238 up
226 McDonald's Restaurants 232 up
227 Enterprise Rent-A-Car 252 up
228 Phillips 66 231 up
229 Standard Life 159 up
230 BG Group 201 down
231 AXA 222 down
232 Morrisons 235 up
233 Premier Solicitors 279 up
234 Expedia - -
235 Weightmans - -
236 Kennedys 254 up
237 United Utilities 258 up
238 Bristows 289 up
239 Shakespeare Martinaeu - -
240 Osborne Clarke 234 down
241 JCB 184 down
242 Ince & Co 266 up
243 Centrica (British Gas) 183 down
244 CGG 280 up
245 Nomura 169 down
246 Mills & Reeve LLP 243 down
247 Shearman & Sterling LLP 200 down
248 Fujitsu 288 up
249 Veolia Water 249 same
250 Charles Russell Speechlys 264 up
251 Kimberly-Clark 221 down
252 Brodies LLP 218 down
253 Kerry Group 281 up
254 eBay Inc. 230 down
255 Dialog Semiconductor 240 down
256 Taylor Wessing 203 down
257 Johnson Matthey 149 down
258 SAP 284 up
259 Vodafone 270 up
260 Hill Dickinson LLP 214 down
261 Holman Fenwick Willan 275 up
262 Bechtel 263 up
263 Digby Brown 257 down
264 Celesio 296 up
265 Withers LLP 294 up
266 Net-a-Porter 273 up
267 Morgan Sindall 260 down
268 Nabarro LLP 244 down
269 Imagination Technologies 274 up
270 Yahoo! UK & Ireland 277 up
271 First Group 269 down
272 King and Wood Mallesons 271 down
273 Petrofac 174 down
274 Mercer 237 down
275 Pannone - -
276 Fieldfisher 283 up
277 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 217 down
278 Société Générale 208 down
279 Sir Robert McAlpine 228 down
280 Farrer & Co 245 down
281 CGI - -
282 Wood Group 179 up
283 London Stock Exchange Group - -
284 INEOS - -
285 Ocado 268 down
286 Atos - -
287 Air Products 248 down
288 Bircham Dyson Bell LLP - -
289 Morgan Lewis & Bockius 292 up
290 MBDA 212 down
291 Thoughtworks - -
292 Walker Morris - -
293 Fisher Meredith - -
294 Selex ES - -
295 Latham & Watkins LLP 251 down
296 Celesio 285 down
297 McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP - -
298 Olswang LLP 267 down
299 Freeths 300 up
300 Penningtons Manches LLP 297 down
 
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