The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers

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Now in its nineteenth year, The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers is the essential annual guide to Britain’s best-known and most sought-after graduate employers.

Published by High Fliers Research as a hard-backed book, the new 2017-2018 edition has been compiled from on-campus research with more than 20,000 new graduates who left university in the summer of 2017.

It provides full details of the graduate jobs on offer from the country’s leading employers in 2018, the latest assessment of today’s graduate job market, plus expert guidance and advice on successful job hunting.

Since its launch in 1999, more than a million copies of the guide have been produced. The new edition is available now, free of charge from university careers services (while stocks last), or can be purchased for £19.99 from www.Top100GraduateEmployers.com.

Rank 2016 Employer Industry or Business Sector Graduate Jobs in 2018 Starting Salary
1 1 PwC Accounting & professional services 1,200 Competitive
2 4 Civil Service Public sector 1,000 £25,000-£28,000
3 2 Aldi Retail 100 £44,000
4 3 Teach First Public sector 1,750 Competitive
5 5 Google IT & telecommunications No fixed quota Competitive
6 7 Deloitte Accounting & professional services 900 Competitive
7 8 NHS Public sector 200 £23,000
8 6 KPMG Accounting & professional services Around 1,000 Competitive
9 9 EY Accounting & professional services 900 Competitive
10 13 GSK Chemicals & pharmaceuticals 70+ Competitive
11 10 BBC Media 130 £20,800
12 11 Unilever Consumer goods 45-50 £30,000
13 14 Lidl Retail 250+ £36,000-£44,000
14 12 J.P. Morgan Investment banking & fund management 400+ Competitive
15 23 Rolls-Royce Engineering & industrial 200+ £28,500
16 17 Accenture Consulting 500+ Competitive
17 16 HSBC Banking & finance 500+ Competitive
18 15 Goldman Sachs Investment banking & fund management Around 300 Competitive
19 20 Barclays Banking & finance 300+ Competitive
20 19 Jaguar Land Rover Engineering & industrial 250-300 £29,000
21 21 McKinsey & Company Consulting No fixed quota Competitive
22 18 John Lewis Partnership Retail Unknown
23 26 BP Oil & energy 100+ £33,000+
24 22 L’Oréal Consumer goods 28 £30,000
25 24 IBM IT & telecommunications 300+ £30,000
26 27 Shell Oil & energy 60+ £33,000
27 33 Arup Engineering & industrial 250+ Competitive
28 42 Frontline Public sector 352 Bursary of up to £19,500
29 25 Lloyds Banking Group Banking & finance 300+ £28,000+
30 36 Allen & Overy Law No fixed quota £44,000
31 43 BAE Systems Engineering & industrial 350 £28,000-£30,000
32 29 Microsoft IT & telecommunications 40 £34,700
33 34 P&G Consumer goods 40 Competitive
34 35 RBS Banking & finance 200+ Competitive
35 28 Army Armed Forces 650 £31,232
36 45 Mars Consumer goods 40 £30,000-£32,000
37 53 Newton Europe Consulting 40 £45,000-£50,000
38 52 Amazon Retail 250+ Competitive
39 31 Morgan Stanley Investment banking & fund management 200+ Competitive
40 37 Boston Consulting Group Consulting No fixed quota Competitive
41 40 Atkins Engineering & industrial 250+ £22,000-£26,500
42 44 Apple Consumer goods Varies Competitive
43 30 Clifford Chance Law Unknown £44,800
44 32 Tesco Retail 100+ £26,000-£32,000
45 38 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Law Up to 80 £43,000
46 39 Linklaters Law 110 £43,000
47 69 Herbert Smith Freehills Law 60 £44,000
48 41 Sky Media 90+ £25,000-£32,000
49 56 Slaughter and May Law 80-85 £43,000
50 54 M&S Retail 200 £23,500-£28,000
51 46 AstraZeneca Chemicals & pharmaceuticals 80+ £28,000+
52 New Dyson Engineering & industrial 100 £26,500
53 91 Cancer Research UK Charity 10 £25,000
54 68 Airbus Engineering & industrial 100+ £27,000
55 63 Santander Banking & finance Up to 50 £30,000
56 83 Siemens Engineering & industrial 70-80 Competitive
57 51 ExxonMobil Oil & energy 20-30 £38,500+
58 57 Baker & McKenzie Law 33 £45,000
59 59 Citi Investment banking & fund management Varies Competitive
60 64 Virgin Media Media 40+ £29,000
61 49 WPP Media Up to 10 Competitive
62 NEW Think Ahead Public sector 100 £16,900-£18,800+
63 67 Royal Navy Armed Forces No fixed quota £25,984
64 74 DLA Piper Law 70 £27,000-£44,000
65 62 Police Public sector 350 £29,607
66 76 Network Rail Transport Around 175 £26,500
67 47 BT IT & telecommunications 250+ £28,250+
68 58 Nestle Consumer goods 25 £27,000
69 55 MI5 – The Security Service Public sector 150 £30,000
70 71 Boots Retail 30-40 £25,000
71 NEW Charityworks Charity 150 £18,000-£20,000
72 88 Local Government Public sector Over 150 £24,174+
73 90 Facebook IT & telecommunications Unknown
74 50 Bain & Company Consulting No fixed quota Competitive
75 99 BMW Group Engineering & industrial 20-30 £31,000
76 96 Bloomberg Banking & finance 250+ Competitive
77 61 Penguin Random House Media 20+ Competitive
78 66 Bank of England Public sector 80+ £30,000
79 80 Diageo Consumer goods Varies Competitive
80 70 AECOM Engineering & industrial 350 £24,000-£27,000
81 72 Wellcome Charity 10+ £26,000+
82 65 Deutsche Bank Investment banking & fund management 100+ Competitive
83 94 Savills Property 90 £26,000
84 NEW Centrica Oil & energy 50+ £27,000-£38,000
85 60 Danone Consumer goods Varies £29,500
86 81 Grant Thornton Accounting & professional services 200 Competitive
87 82 Hogan Lovells Law 60 £44,000
88 73 RAF Armed Forces 500-600 £30,000+
89 NEW GE Engineering & industrial Varies Competitive
90 75 Mott MacDonald Engineering & industrial 250 £25,000-£28,000
91 NEW White & Case Law 50 £46,000
92 92 UBS Investment banking & fund management 300 Competitive
93 NEW GCHQ Public sector 200+ £25,000+
94 79 Lloyd’s Banking & finance 10 Competitive
95 84 Oxfam Charity 50+ voluntary internships Voluntary
96 78 Norton Rose Fulbright Law 45 £44,000
97 85 Irwin Mitchell Law 45 £25,000+
98 98 McDonald’s Restaurants Retail 50 £22,000
99 NEW CMS Law 65 £26,000-£40,000
100 NEW E.ON Oil & energy Unknown

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