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UK 300: top engineering, design and manufacturing employers

…as voted for by students and graduates

The 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; Rolls-Royce returns to the number one slot after having fallen to second place last year, British Airways and Boeing are new entrants to the list, and Jaguar Land Rover, Airbus, BMW and BAE Systems all fall in the rankings.

The students and graduates surveyed who were interested in engineering, design and manufacturing careers:

  • would probably consider companies’ track records of innovation when comparing employers: 39% considered ‘innovation’ to be a ‘very important’ factor, 5% more than average.
  • wanted to engage with employers via off-campus events more than the average student (47% versus 44%), but were slightly less likely to have done so: 20% had attended an employer networking event and 9% an invitation-only careers event (compared to an average of 22% and 10% respectively).
  • were only slightly more likely than average to have undertaken an internship by their final year (47% compared to 46%), despite the high number of internships available in this sector.

Percentages have been rounded.

Over 74,700 students and graduates took part in the Trendence UK Graduate Survey, which formed the basis of the results in the UK 300.

Last year: 2

Engineering

up

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

3

Jaguar Land Rover

Last year: 1

Engineering

down

Last year: 3

Engineering

down

Last year: 4

Engineering

down
6

Aston Martin

Last year: 6

Engineering

same
7

Boeing

Aerospace

8

BMW Group

Last year: 5

Engineering

down
9

Dyson

Last year: 9

Consumer goods and FMCG, Engineering, IT and technology

same
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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