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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 Big 4 take the four highest places once again and technology consulting specialists also do particularly well, with Accenture rounding out the top five and Capgemini appearing as a new entrant in the top ten.

Students interested in consulting careers…

  • particularly thought ‘personal development’ and ‘training and development’ were ‘very important’ considerations when choosing an employer, at 67% and 62% respectively – the highest percentage across all sectors
  • valued ‘good career prospects’ especially highly when choosing an employer: a massive 73% said they were ‘very important’
  • were likely to be very active on LinkedIn: at 86% using it for careers purposes, they were well above the 75% average across all sectors.*

*Statistics have been rounded.

Over 73,500 undergraduates took part in the trendence Graduate Survey, 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, IT and technology, Management consulting

same
4

EY

Last year: 4

Accountancy and financial management, IT and technology

same

Last year: 8

IT and technology, Management consulting

up
6

McKinsey & Company

Last year: 5

Management consulting

down
7

The Boston Consulting Group

Last year: 6

Management consulting

down
8

Bain & Company

Last year: 9

Management consulting

up

Last year: 10

IT and technology, Management and business, Management consulting

up
10

Capgemini

IT and technology, Management consulting

 
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