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UK 300: top consulting 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 consulting.

The top graduate employers for consulting graduate careers are listed in the table below. This year, the Big 4 take the four highest places once again and the technology specialists also do particularly well, with IBM and BT entering the list for the first time.

The students and graduates surveyed who were interested in a consulting career:

  • were much more likely than average to have completed an internship by the time they reached their final year: 60% of final-year students had, compared to an average across all sectors of 46%.
  • were likely to be keen networkers, with 88% of students having used LinkedIn for careers purposes and 34% having attended an employer networking event (compared to an average across all sectors of 22%).
  • placed a lot of importance on a high starting salary when choosing between employers, with 30% saying it was a ‘very important’ factor, compared to an average across all sectors of 25%.

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

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, IT and technology, Management consulting

same
4

EY

Last year: 4

Accountancy and financial management, IT and technology

same
5

IBM

IT and technology, Management consulting

6

McKinsey & Company

Last year: 6

Management consulting

same

Last year: 5

IT and technology, Management consulting

down
8

The Boston Consulting Group

Last year: 7

Management consulting

down
9

Bain & Company

Last year: 8

Management consulting

down
10

BT

IT and technology, Marketing, advertising and PR, Retail, buying and merchandising

 
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