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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.

Last year: 3

Engineering

up

Last year: 1

Engineering

down
3

Airbus

Last year: 2

Engineering

down

Last year: 5

Engineering

up

Last year: 6

Engineering

up
6

Aston Martin

Last year: 4

Engineering

down

Civil and structural engineering, Engineering, Logistics, transport and supply chain

8

Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains Ltd

Last year: 7

Engineering

down
9

Dyson

Last year: 8

Consumer goods and FMCG, Engineering, IT and technology

down
10

Siemens

Last year: 10

Engineering

same

 

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

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