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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 is the largest and most comprehensive annual survey of student opinion on graduate careers and employers. 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 media and advertising.

The top graduate employers for engineering design and manufacturing are listed in the table below. The top four employers remain the same as last year: Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover and BAE Systems. Transport for London rises into the top ten in sixth place, and Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains has dropped one place to eighth.

Students interested in engineering design and manufacturing…

  • preferred engaging with recruiters via careers websites (68%) and employer websites (63%), but 55% used online job adverts and 54% used their university careers centre
  • often engaged in social/political extracurricular activities (71%)
  • had mainly unrelated work experience (69%), while only 48% had related work experience*

*Statistics have been rounded.

In 2016, over 52,000 undergraduates took part in the trendence Graduate Barometer.

Last year: 1

Engineering

same

Last year: 2

Airbus Group is a global pioneer in aeronautics, space and related services, creating cutting-edge technology.

Engineering

same

Last year: 3

Innovative. Trusted. Pioneering. These three qualities have always summed up Jaguar Land Rover.

Engineering

same

Last year: 4

Engineering

same
5

BMW Group

Last year: 6

Take the lead with us! BMW Group offers great graduate & intern programmes.

Engineering

up

Last year: 12

Transport for London is responsible for looking after the intricate planning and everyday operation of the Capital’s transport system.

Engineering

up
7

Atkins

Last year: 8

Civil and structural engineering, Construction and building services

up
8

Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains Ltd

Last year: 7

Engineering

down

Last year: 10

We’re Siemens – a collection of 348,000 great minds in over 200 countries that’s making the future, one day at a time.

Engineering

up

Last year: 11

We’re looking for dedicated, enthusiastic graduates to become future leaders.

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

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

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