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UK 300: top construction, civil engineering and surveying employers

…as voted for by students and graduates

The UK 300 features the largest and most comprehensive annual survey of student opinion on graduate careers, employers and their own job hunts. 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 construction.

The top graduate employers for construction, civil engineering and surveying are listed in the table below. Arup and AECOM have retained their positions at the top of the table, but Atkins has slipped from third to ninth. This may be because it appeared in the survey as SNC-Lavelin’s Atkins’ business, to reflect its new ownership, and, as such, lost some brand recognition; it has since returned to using just the Atkins name.

The students and graduates surveyed who were interested in construction, civil engineering or quantity surveying careers:

  • were much more likely than average to have undertaken an internship: 53% of final-year students had, compared to a 46% average across all sectors; 38% of mid-degree students had, compared to a 32% average; and 27% of first years had, compared to an 18% average.
  • put less importance on a high starting salary than the average student (21% ranked it as a ‘very important’ factor when choosing an employer, compared to a 25% average) and more on training and development (69% rated it as ‘very important’, compared to a 64% average).
  • were likely to compare an employer’s innovative track record and projects when choosing where to apply: 41% of students rated ‘innovation’ as ‘very important’, the highest percentage of students to do so across all sectors.

Percentages have been rounded.

Over 74,700 students and graduates took part in the Trendence UK Graduate Survey, which formed the basis of the results in the UK 300.

1

Arup

Last year: 1

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

same
2

AECOM

Last year: 2

Construction and building services, Engineering, Quantity surveying and building surveying

same

Last year: 4

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

up
4

Balfour Beatty

Last year: 5

Construction and building services

up

Last year: 9

Construction and building services

up
6

WSP

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

7

Mace

Last year: 7

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

same
8

BAM Construct UK Ltd

Last year: 9

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

up
9

Atkins

Last year: 3

Civil and structural engineering, Construction and building services

down
10

Morgan Sindall

Construction and building services

 

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

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