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The Guardian UK 300: top consulting employers

…as voted for by students and graduates

The Guardian 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 consulting.

The top graduate employers for consulting graduate careers are listed in the table below. This year, the top five remain unchanged from the previous year, featuring the Big 4 professional firms and McKinsey. However, PA Consulting Group does crack the top ten, rising three places from position 13.

Students interested in consulting careers…

  • most commonly studied business/management (54%), followed by economics (11%), mathematical science/statistics (7%) and natural science and computer science/IT (both at 5%)
  • tended to be very active on LinkedIn, more so than students interested in all other sectors surveyed; 90% of student surveyed said they used it for careers-related purposes
  • tended to have work experience related to their course (64%) and over half have completed work, study or voluntary activities in a foreign country (51%).*

*Statistics have been rounded.

Over 62,000 undergraduates took part in the trendence Graduate Study 2017, which formed the basis of the results in The Guardian UK 300 .

1

PwC

Last year: 1

Accountancy and financial management, Law solicitors, Management consulting, Public service, charity and social work

same

Last year: 2

Accountancy and financial management, Management consulting

same
3

KPMG

Last year: 3

Accountancy and financial management, Management consulting

same
4

EY

Last year: 4

Accountancy and financial management, IT and technology

same
5

McKinsey & Company

Last year: 5

Management consulting

same

Last year: 7

Management consulting

up
7

IBM

Last year: 6

IT and technology, Management consulting

down

Last year: 8

IT and technology, Management consulting

same

Last year: 9

Management consulting

same

Last year: 13

IT and technology, Management and business, Management consulting

up
 
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