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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. This year there are a number of new entrants into the top ten: EDF Energy (at position 3), Thames Water (at position 5), Anglian Water Services (at position 8) and Total (at position 10).

Students interested in energy and utilities careers…

  • were more likely to have gained work experience related to their course than not (55% had)
  • were more likely to have used LinkedIn for careers-related purposes than students interested in most other sectors were, with 84% having used it
  • would like to meet employers face to face, with 59% wanting them to be guest lecturers on their courses and 58% wanting them to take part in careers workshops with them

*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 .

Employer Rank
1 BP 1 same
2 Shell 2 same
3 EDF Energy - -
4 ExxonMobil 3 down
5 Thames Water - -
6 E.ON 4 down
7 Yorkshire Water 6 down
8 Anglian Water Services - -
9 SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy) 10 up
10 Total - -

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