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UK 300: top investment banking and investment employers

…as voted for by students and graduates

The UK 300 features the most comprehensive annual survey of student opinion on graduate careers, employers and their own job hunts; more than 71,000 students and graduates took part. 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 in investment banking and investment.

The top graduate investment banking and investment management employers are listed in the table below. Most positions within the top ten remain unchanged, with J.P. Morgan at the top, no new entrants and only Bank of America and Deutsche Bank swapping positions. Only one investment management firm, BlackRock, makes it onto the list.

Students interested in employers in this sector…

  • are the most likely across students of all sectors in our survey to compare starting salaries when choosing employers: 39% said a ‘high starting salary’ was a ‘very important’ factor (the highest percentage to do so)
  • are least likely across all sectors to say that a ‘good work/life balance’ is a ‘very important’ factor when choosing an employer – although it is worth noting over half of the students (52%) thought it was
  • are more likely to have undertaken an internship by their final year than students interested in any other sector – 53% of finalists had and 88% of those were either in or linked to the sector – and they are more likely than other students to start looking for work experience in their first year (38%).

NB: Percentages have been rounded.

Last year: 1

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

same

Last year: 2

Investment banking and investment

same
3

Barclays

Last year: 3

Financial services and insurance

same
4

HSBC

Last year: 4

Financial services and insurance

same

Last year: 5

IT and technology, Investment banking and investment

same

Last year: 8

IT and technology, Investment banking and investment

up

Last year: 7

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

same

Last year: 6

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

down
9

Citi

Last year: 9

Investment banking and investment

same

Last year: 10

Investment banking and investment

same
 

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

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