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The Guardian UK 300: top consulting employers

…as voted for by students and graduates

The Guardian UK 300 is the largest and most comprehensive annual survey of student opinion on graduate careers and employers. 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 media and advertising.

The top graduate employers for consulting are listed in the table below. The top four employers are all completely new to the consulting rankings this year: PwC, Deloitte, KPMG and EY. The top five employers from last year follow these new entries, remaining in the same order – McKinsey & Company, IBM, Boston Consulting Group, Accenture, and Bain & Company. Baker Tilly (RSM) is another new entry, taking the tenth spot.

Students interested in consulting…

  • tended to have related work experience, at 54%
  • expected to earn an average income of £28,145
  • were mostly using LinkedIn for careers, at 62%.*

*Statistics have been rounded.

In 2016, over 52,000 undergraduates took part in the trendence Graduate Barometer.

Rank
2016/17
Employer Rank
2015/16
Diff
1 PwC - -
2 Deloitte - -
3 KPMG - -
4 EY - -
5 McKinsey & Company 1 down
6 IBM 2 down
7 Boston Consulting Group 3 down
8 Accenture 4 down
9 Bain & Company 5 down
10 Baker Tilly (RSM) - -
 
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