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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.

1

Arup

Last year: 1

Civil and structural engineering, Construction and building services, Engineering, Quantity surveying and building surveying

same
2

Atkins

Last year: 2

At Atkins we won’t limit your aspirations to anything less than outstanding.

Civil and structural engineering, Construction and building services

same
3

AECOM

Last year: 4

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments and organizations globally.

Civil and structural engineering, Construction and building services

up

Last year: 3

Mott MacDonald is a £1.2 billion management, engineering and development consultancy with 16,000 staff and a global reach spanning six continents.

Civil and structural engineering, Construction and building services, Engineering, Quantity surveying and building surveying

down

Last year: 5

Construction and building services

same

Last year: 14

Construction and building services

up

Last year: 6

BAM Construct UK is part of the European construction enterprise, Royal BAM Group.We’ve been in business in Britain since 1874.

Civil and structural engineering, Construction and building services

down
8

CH2M

Last year: 11

Civil and structural engineering

up
9

Kier Group plc.

Last year: 15

Kier is a leading construction, services and property group who’s vision is to be the most highly respected company in the industry.

Civil and structural engineering, Construction and building services, Engineering, Quantity surveying and building surveying

up

Last year: 7

Construction and building services

down
 

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

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