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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 most comprehensive annual survey of student opinion on graduate careers, employers and their own job hunts; more than 71,000 students and graduates took part. 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, civil engineering and surveying.

The top graduate construction, civil engineering and surveying employers are listed in the table below. The top four employers are consultants, suggesting perhaps that more students want to work on the design side than on site. Atkins has climbed a massive seven places since last year and this is probably a reflection that the employer has reverted back to its Atkins brand after a short-lived name change in the previous survey.

Students interested in employers in this sector…

  • are more likely to use LinkedIn than the typical student in our survey: 81% had used it for careers purposes, compared to a 72% average across all sectors
  • are unlikely to have completed a placement year (only 18% of finalists had), but are more likely than average to have undertaken a one-to-six-month internship (48% of finalists had, compared to 39% on average) – and 81% of those internships were in students’ sector of interest
  • are more likely than the average student to want to engage with employers via academic links – 58% wanted to through guest lecturers (compared to a 53% average) and 41% through lecturers/tutors (compared to a 36% average).

NB: Percentages have been rounded.

1

Arup

Last year: 1

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

same
2

Atkins

Last year: 9

Civil and structural engineering, Construction and building services

up
3

AECOM

Last year: 2

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

down

Last year: 3

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

down
5

Balfour Beatty

Last year: 4

Construction and building services

down
6

Kier Group plc.

Last year: 5

Construction and building services

down
7

WSP

Last year: 6

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

down
8

Mace

Last year: 7

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

down
9

Buro Happold

Engineering

10

CBRE

Property

 

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

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