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UK 300: top engineering, design and manufacturing 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 engineering, design and manufacture.

The top graduate design and manufacture engineering employers are listed in the table below. Although there are two new entrants to the top ten, it is notable that the top five employers remain unchanged in their positions. Global manufacturers, particularly those that operate in aerospace, dominate the list.

Students interested in employers in this sector…

  • are more likely than students interested in any other sector in our survey to investigate an employer’s track record on innovation: 40% thought ‘innovation’ was a ‘very important’ factor when choosing an employer, the highest percentage to do so
  • are slightly less likely than the average student to have completed a one-to-six-month internship by their final year (37% of finalists had, versus 39%) – but are slightly more likely to have undertaken a placement year (21% versus 18%)
  • are likely to be more entrepreneurial than the average student: 26% wanted to start up their own business during or straight after their studies, compared to a 23% average.

NB: Percentages have been rounded.

1

Rolls-Royce plc

Last year: 1

Engineering

same
2

British Airways

Last year: 2

Accountancy and financial management, Engineering, Aerospace, Electronic and electrical

same
3

Jaguar Land Rover

Last year: 3

Engineering

same
4

Airbus

Last year: 4

Engineering

same

Last year: 5

Engineering

same
6

Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains Ltd

Engineering

7

Boeing

Last year: 7

Aerospace

same
8

Dyson

Last year: 9

Consumer goods and FMCG, Engineering, IT and technology

up
9

Siemens

Last year: 10

Engineering, Electronic and electrical, Manufacturing, Mechanical

up

Public service, charity and social work

 

View related sector lists: Top construction, civil engineering and surveying graduate employers and Top energy and utilities graduate employers

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