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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.

Employer Rank
1 Amnesty International 1 same
2 Oxfam 2 same
3 Mind 5 up
4 Save the Children 6 up
5 Cancer Research UK 7 up
6 WWF (World Wildlife Fund for Nature) 3 down
7 British Red Cross 4 down
8 WaterAid 8 same
9 National Trust 9 same
10 Action for Children - -

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