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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. The top three remain unchanged from last year, but Aston Martin is a new entrant to the top ten at position four. Dyson is the biggest climber within the top ten, moving to position eight from number twelve last year.

Students interested in engineering, design and manufacturing careers…

  • were most likely to have attended careers fairs to research employers (86% said they had done so)
  • expected a starting salary of £26,815 – which is a reasonable expectation for graduates working with a larger employer, according to employer data collected by TARGETjobs
  • were likely to look for their first job across the UK: 52% were versus only 22% who planned to look in their home region and 14% who planned to look abroad.*

*Statistics have been rounded.

Over 62,000 undergraduates took part in the trendence Graduate Study 2017, which formed the basis of the results in The Guardian UK 300 .

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
4

Aston Martin

Engineering

Last year: 4

Engineering

down
6

BMW Group

Last year: 5

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

Engineering

down
7

Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains Ltd

Last year: 8

Engineering

up
8

Dyson

Last year: 12

Consumer goods and FMCG

up

Last year: 6

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

Engineering

down
10

Siemens

Last year: 9

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

down

 

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

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