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
Last year: 2
Airbus Group is a global pioneer in aeronautics, space and related services, creating cutting-edge technology.
Last year: 3
Innovative. Trusted. Pioneering. These three qualities have always summed up Jaguar Land Rover.
Last year: 4
Last year: 5
Take the lead with us! BMW Group offers great graduate & intern programmes.
Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains Ltd
Last year: 8
Last year: 12
Consumer goods and FMCG
Last year: 6
Transport for London is responsible for looking after the intricate planning and everyday operation of the Capital’s transport system.
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.
View related sector lists: Top construction, civil engineering and surveying graduate employers and Top energy and utilities graduate employers