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The Guardian UK 300: top consumer goods (manufacturing and marketing) 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 consumer goods.

The top graduate employers for manufacturing and marketing careers within the consumer goods sector are listed in the table below. This year, there has been a shake- up in the rankings, as many employers swapped places: for example, Adidas takes the top spot from L’Oréal. Fuller Smith & Turner is a new entrant to the top ten.

Students interested in manufacturing and marketing careers in the consumer goods sector…

  • tended to be studying natural science (33%), business/management (24%) or medicine/dentistry (16%)
  • were equally as likely to want to investigate careers through careers websites and careers fairs, at 86% each
  • were unlikely to be as motivated by money as by other factors: 77% agreed with the statement ‘I would accept a lower salary if the employer was very suited to me’ and 73% with ‘It is more important for me to be fulfilled than to earn lots of money.’*

*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

adidas Group

Last year: 2

Consumer goods and FMCG

up

Last year: 1

Consumer goods and FMCG

down

Last year: 3

Consumer goods and FMCG

same

Last year: 5

Consumer goods and FMCG

up
5

GlaxoSmithKline

Last year: 6

Consumer goods and FMCG, Science and research

up
6

Procter & Gamble

Last year: 4

Consumer goods and FMCG

down

Last year: 8

Consumer goods and FMCG, Sales

up
8

Mars

Last year: 9

Consumer goods and FMCG

up
9

Mondelez International

Last year: 7

Consumer goods and FMCG

down

Consumer goods and FMCG

 

View related sector lists: The Guardian UK 300: top media and advertising employers

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