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UK 300: top investment banking and investment employers

…as voted for by students and graduates

The 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. The top three banks remain unchanged this year, with J. P. Morgan once again heading the list, followed by Goldman Sachs and Barclays. HSBC, however, is a new entrant to this list, replacing Morgan Stanley at number four.

The students and graduates surveyed who were interested in investment banking and investment careers:

  • were much more likely than average to have undertaken an internship or an employer insight day/week in their first year (25% had undertaken an internship, versus 18% across all sectors, and 30% had completed an insight programme compared to 22%).
  • were likely to want an international career: 51% specifically wanted to work for a large international employer (versus an average across all sectors of 28%) and 41% ranked ‘international interactions/opportunities’ as a ‘very important’ factor when choosing an employer (versus a 34% average).
  • placed a higher value on starting salaries and a lower value on a good work/life balance than students interested in other sectors did.

Percentages have been rounded.

Over 74,700 students and graduates took part in the Trendence UK Graduate Survey, which formed the basis of the results in the UK 300.

Last year: 1

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

same

Last year: 2

Investment banking and investment

same

Last year: 3

Financial services and insurance

same
4

HSBC

Financial services and insurance

Last year: 4

IT and technology, Investment banking and investment

down

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

same

Last year: 7

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

same

Last year: 5

IT and technology, Investment banking and investment

down
9

Citi

Last year: 9

Investment banking and investment

same

Last year: 8

Investment banking and investment

down
 

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

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