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UK 300: top consulting 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 in consulting.

The top graduate employers in consulting are listed in the table below. The Big 4 (Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC) dominate the list again this year, taking the four top spots. The big strategy consultants – McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Company – remain prominent, but sit alongside companies offering technology consulting services.

Students interested in employers in this sector…

  • probably have well-developed leadership skills: 29% of students interested in this sector in our survey rated their leadership skills as ‘excellent’ (compared to 25% on average) and more finalists than average had held a leadership role in a student society (34% had, compared to 30% on average)
  • are most likely of all students to have used LinkedIn: 84% had, the highest percentage to do so across all sectors
  • are more likely to have undertaken an internship than average by the time they have reached their final year (51% had, versus a 39% average) but slightly less likely to have had a part-time job (62% versus 66%).

NB: Percentages have been rounded.

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

EY

Last year: 4

Accountancy and financial management, IT and technology

up
4

KPMG

Last year: 3

Accountancy and financial management, IT and technology, Management consulting

down
5

IBM

Last year: 5

IT and technology, Management consulting

same

Last year: 7

IT and technology, Management consulting

up
7

McKinsey & Company

Last year: 6

Management consulting

down
8

The Boston Consulting Group

Last year: 8

Management consulting

same
9

BT

Last year: 10

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

up
10

Bain & Company

Last year: 9

Management consulting

down

 
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