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The Guardian UK 300: top investment banking and investment 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 investment banking.

The top graduate employers for investment banking and investment are listed in the table below. You’ll see that the top four banks remain unchanged this year, with J. P. Morgan once again heading the list, followed by Goldman Sachs. BNP Paribas is a new entrant into the top ten this year.

Students interested in investment banking and investment careers…

  • were much more likely than average to have undertaken an internship of at least two months’ duration: 10% of first years had, 28% of penultimate years and 46% of final years (compared to 9%, 21% and 33% respectively)
  • appeared to put much less value on having a good work/life balance than students interested in other sectors did: only 49% of students said it was a ‘very important’ factor, the lowest percentage of students to rank it so – the average was 58%
  • were probably very likely to compare starting salaries when choosing employers: 36% rated a ‘high starting salary’ as a ‘very important’ factor, the highest percentage of students across all sectors to say so.*

*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: 1

Financial services and insurance, Investment banking and investment, IT and technology

same

Last year: 2

Investment banking and investment

same

Last year: 3

Financial services and insurance

same

Last year: 4

Investment banking and investment, IT and technology

same

Last year: 6

Investment banking and investment, IT and technology

up

Last year: 5

Accountancy and financial management, Corporate finance, Internal audit, Investment banking and investment, Corporate banking, Investment banking, Investment management, Markets, Operations, Private wealth management, Risk management & control, Structured finance, IT and technology

down

Last year: 7

Financial services and insurance, Investment banking and investment, IT and technology

same

Last year: 9

Investment banking and investment

up
9

Citi

Last year: 8

Investment banking and investment

down

Investment banking and investment

 

View related sector lists: Top accounting and financial management graduate employers and Top banking, insurance and financial services graduate employers

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