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The Guardian UK 300: top energy and utilities 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 energy and utilities.

The top graduate employers for energy and utilities are listed in the table below. The top four remain stable this year with none changing positions, but it is worth noting that there are two new entrants lower down in the table and those ranked in positions five to eight have swapped places with one another.

Students interested in energy and utilities careers…

  • were most likely to be studying engineering (36%), natural sciences (27%) or geography and environmental sciences (15%)
  • would be happier to relocate on their graduate scheme than students interested in many other sectors (67% would be willing to, versus 62% on average)
  • were more likely than average to have an internship of two months or more by the time they reached their final year (37% versus 33% on average).*

*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.

Rank
2018/19
Employer Rank
2017/18
Diff
1 BP 1 same
2 Shell 2 same
3 EDF Energy 3 same
4 ExxonMobil 4 same
5 Yorkshire Water 7 up
6 Thames Water 5 down
7 E.ON 6 down
8 Anglian Water Services 8 same
9 Sellafield NEW -
10 ScottishPower 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

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