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UK 300: top energy and utilities employers

…as voted for by students and graduates

The 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 energy and utilities.

The top graduate employers for energy and utilities are listed in the table below. The vast majority remain in exactly the same position as last year, but it is worth noting that there are two new entrants to the list and ScottishPower has climbed from tenth place to sixth.

The students and graduates surveyed who were interested in energy and utilities careers:

  • were more likely than average to have completed an internship by the time they reach their final year: 52% of finalists had undertaken one, compared to a 46% average across all sectors.
  • would probably look at the career development paths offered by employers: higher numbers of students than average rated ‘good career prospects’, ‘personal development’ and ‘training and development’ as ‘very important’ factors when choosing between employers.
  • were slightly more likely than average to have attended a university careers fair (78% had, compared to a 74% average) and a subject-specific careers fair (36% had, compared to a 32% average), but less likely to have attended a freshers’ fair (59% had, compared to a 63% average).

Percentages have been rounded.

Over 74,700 students and graduates took part in the Trendence UK Graduate Survey, which formed the basis of the results in the UK 300.

Employer Rank
1 BP 1 same
2 Shell 2 same
3 EDF Energy 3 same
4 ExxonMobil 4 same
5 Yorkshire Water 5 same
6 ScottishPower 10 up
7 E.ON 7 same
8 Anglian Water Services 8 same
9 Wood NEW -
10 Total NEW -

View the full UK 300 list of top employers


View related sector lists: Top engineering, design and manufacturing graduate employers and Top construction, civil engineering and surveying graduate employers