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UK 300: top energy and utilities 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 energy and utilities.

The top graduate energy and utility employers are listed in the table below. Many of the employers have swapped positions this year – notably Shell has switched places with BP to take the top spot. Once again, however, the dominant players in oil and gas (even though they are diversifying into other energy sources) top the list.

Students interested in employers in this sector…

  • typically have confidence in their problem-solving and technical skills: in our survey students interested in energy and utilities were more likely than any other student to rate their problem-solving and technical skills as ‘excellent’
  • are much more likely than average to have done an internship by the time of their final year (48% had, compared to a 39% average) and 74% of those internships were directly in the students’ sector of interest
  • are likely to be heavily involved in student societies: 36% of finalists had held a leadership position in a society or sports club, which is compared to a 24% average and the second highest percentage across all sectors.

NB: Percentages have been rounded.

1

Shell

Last year: 2

Engineering

up
2

BP

Last year: 1

Engineering

down
3

EDF Energy

Last year: 3

Civil and structural engineering, Engineering, Electronic and electrical, Mechanical, Quantity surveying and building surveying

same
4

ExxonMobil

Last year: 4

Engineering

same
5

ScottishPower

Last year: 6

Engineering

up
6

SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy)

Engineering

7

Yorkshire Water

Last year: 5

Engineering

down
8

Anglian Water

Last year: 8

Engineering

same
10

Wood Group Plc

Last year: 9

Engineering

down
 

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

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