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The Guardian UK 300: top charity and not-for-profit employers

…as voted for by students and graduates

The Guardian UK 300 is the largest and most comprehensive annual survey of student opinion on graduate careers and employers. 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, including charity and not-for-profit.

The top graduate employers for the charity and not-for-profit sector are listed in the table below. The top two employers remain the same as last year: Amnesty International and Oxfam. Mind has risen two places to third, while WWF (World Wildlife Fund) went down three places to sixth. Action for Children entered the top ten this year in tenth place.

Students interested in the charity and not-for-profit sector…

  • expected to earn on average £20,607
  • favoured engaging with employers through their university careers service more than any other method
  • were more often worried about their future careers (25%) than respondents interested in other sectors.*

*Statistics have been rounded.

In 2016, over 52,000 undergraduates took part in the trendence Graduate Barometer.

1

MI6 (Secret Intelligence Service)

Last year: 1

MI6 is the UK’s foreign intelligence service. We work to promote and protect the UK’s national interests in the UK and overseas.

Public service, charity and social work

same
1

Amnesty International

Last year: 1

same
2

MI5 – The Security Service

Last year: 2

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

Public service, charity and social work

same
2

Oxfam

Last year: 2

same
3

Mind

Last year: 5

Public service, charity and social work

up
3

NHS

Last year: 5

Public service, charity and social work

up

Last year: 4

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

same
4

Save the Children

Last year: 6

Public service, charity and social work

up
5

Civil Service Fast Stream - Do not use

Last year: 3

Public service, charity and social work

down
5

Cancer Research UK

Last year: 7

We are offering a unique experience to join the Cancer Research UK Graduate Scheme and help us beat cancer sooner.

Public service, charity and social work

up
6

ngdp

Last year: 8

Public service, charity and social work

up
6

WWF (World Wildlife Fund for Nature)

Last year: 3

Public service, charity and social work

down
7

British Council

Last year: 6

Public service, charity and social work

down
7

British Red Cross

Last year: 4

Public service, charity and social work

down
8

WaterAid

Last year: 8

Public service, charity and social work

same
8

European Commission

Last year: 7

down
9

National Trust

Last year: 9

Public service, charity and social work

same
9

Metropolitan Police

Last year: 9

same
10

Action for Children

Public service, charity and social work

10

GCHQ

Last year: 10

Public service, charity and social work

same
 

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