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The Guardian UK 300: top construction, civil engineering and surveying employers

…as voted for by students and graduates

The Guardian UK 300 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 media and advertising.

The top graduate employers for construction, civil engineering and surveying are listed in the table below. The top two employers remain the same as last year: Arup and Atkins. AECOM and Mott MacDonald ̶ this year third and fourth, respectively ̶ have swapped places. Barratt Developments has entered the top ten in sixth place, and Laing O’Rourke has dropped three places to tenth.

Students interested in construction, civil engineering and surveying…

  • preferred engaging with recruiters via employer websites (69%), careers fairs (68%), and job/careers websites
  • had work experience, both related (66%) and unrelated (72%)
  • often engaged in social/political extracurricular activities (76%)*

*Statistics have been rounded.

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

Employer Rank
1 Arup 1 same
2 Atkins 2 same
3 AECOM 4 up
4 Mott MacDonald 3 down
5 Balfour Beatty 5 same
6 Barratt Developments 14 up
7 BAM Construct UK 6 down
8 CH2M 11 up
9 Kier Group 15 up
10 Laing O'Rourke 7 down

View related sector lists: Top engineering, design and manufacturing graduate employers and Top energy and utilities graduate employers