The Guardian UK 300: top engineering, design and manufacturing 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 engineering.
The top graduate employers for engineering, design and manufacturing are listed in the table below. There have been a number of changes to the listings this year, as a number of companies have swapped positions: Jaguar Land Rover climbs from number three to take the pole position from Rolls-Royce, for example. Network Rail is a notable new entrant at number seven.
Students interested in engineering, design and manufacturing careers…
- were more likely than average to have completed an internship of at least two months’ duration: 10% of first-year students versus 9% on average; 26% of penultimate-years students versus 21% on average; and 37% of final-year students versus 33% on average
- were more likely to judge a company on its track record of innovation when choosing between employers than students interested in other sectors: 36% of students rated ‘innovation’ as a ‘very important’ factor, the highest percentage point across all sectors
- were more likely to use LinkedIn and YouTube for careers purposes than the average student.*
*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.
Jaguar Land Rover
Last year: 3
Last year: 1
Last year: 2
Last year: 5
Last year: 6
Last year: 4
Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains Ltd
Last year: 7
Last year: 8
Consumer goods and FMCG, Engineering, IT and technology
Last year: 10
View related sector lists: Top construction, civil engineering and surveying graduate employers and Top energy and utilities graduate employers