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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 shakeup in the rankings, as many employers have swapped places and McDonald’s is a new entrant.

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

  • valued ‘good work/life balance’ and ‘personal development’ equally highly when choosing an employer: 62% said they were ‘very important’ factors
  • most likely to be studying natural sciences or business/management degree subjects
  • were more likely than average to be using LinkedIn for careers purposes: at 79% versus an average of 75%.*

*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

adidas Group

Last year: 1

Consumer goods and FMCG

same

Last year: 3

Consumer goods and FMCG

up

Last year: 2

Consumer goods and FMCG

down

Last year: 6

Consumer goods and FMCG

up
5

Mondelez International

Last year: 9

Consumer goods and FMCG

up

Last year: 4

Consumer goods and FMCG

down
7

Mars

Last year: 8

Consumer goods and FMCG

up
8

GlaxoSmithKline

Last year: 5

Consumer goods and FMCG, Science and research

down

Last year: 7

Consumer goods and FMCG, Sales

down

Hospitality, leisure and travel, Management and business, Retail, buying and merchandising

 

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