Why Register?

The leading UK gradudate employer ranking guide

98% of graduates are more likely to apply to work for a Top Company

Over 70,000 copies of The Guide are printed each year, as well as our new online version

The printed Guide is distributed to every UK University and every School

Digital Edition of TheGuide distributed online and available for download

Millions of annual visitors to TheJobCrowd.com

Benefits of participating

    Be recognised for inspiring the next generation, and show the world how well you do as a Top Graduate Employer.
    Get seen by over 4 million graduates every year. With our multi-platform media solutions, the right eyes are on you and your successes.
  • 3 INSIGHT:
    Gain insight to internal and industry metrics that offer actionable improvements to your business.

How to enter

3 steps to being ranked a Top Graduate Company:

Company Industries

  • Accountancy & Insurance
  • Advertising, Marketing & PR
  • Armed Forces
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business: Management and Consultancy Charity, Education, Public Sector
  • Construction and Civil Engineering Consumer Goods and FMCG Creative Arts and Culture Emergency Services
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Engineering and Manufacturing Environmental and Agricultural Government
  • Health and Social Care
  • Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism
  • IT Development and Consulting
  • IT Support and Telecoms
  • Human Resources and Administration Legal
  • Leisure, Tourism and Hospitality Media and Publishing
  • Retail
  • Science and R&D
  • Support Services
  • Property
  • Transport, Logistics and Distribution

General Info

  • Register to take part.
  • Once registered, you will receive a Welcome Information.
  • Graduates / Apprentices participate in the Employer Review (running January, through to March).
  • The Top Companies ranking is based on the Employer Review results.
  • In order to be eligible for ranking, a representative amount of reviews need to be submitted.
  • Once your company has qualified to participate, you will be notified.
  • Top Companies ranking results are announced at the annual JobCrowd Awards in London.
  • Winners are awarded a trophy, certificate and exclusive logo.
  • TheJobCrowd Guide is distributed to every UK University and School, for preparation of the new academic year.


“We’ve been working with TheJobCrowd for a few years and currently invest in an online company profile, job postings and a double page spread. Many candidates apply for a graduate role directly from the Job Crowd site, or if they haven’t, they will almost certainly view our profile and read reviews on the site before submitting an application and I believe that we are attracting higher quality candidates by working with TheJobCrowd.”

Suzie Flynn, Graduate and Future Talent Manager, Barratt Developments

“nucleargraduates have opted for the Energy sector sponsorship package for three years in a row as graduates applying to us consistently mention the fact that they were attracted to our scheme through our reviews and presence on TheJobCrowd.”

Anna Byrne, Recruitment & Selection Lead, nucleargraduates

The Job Crowd Graduate Benchmark Report contains a wealth of information that enables the discerning graduate recruiter to analyse their current strengths and weaknesses with regard to their approach to graduate development. The true value of the report, however, lies in the fact that you can compare your approach to other companies. I have never had such a wealth of information at my fingertips and the fact that the report is produced by a third party means that you are forced to take an objective and unbiased look at your practice.”

Robbie Cairns, Head of Learning & Development, Steer Davies Gleave

“Data from the Graduate Employee Benchmark has highlighted the benefits of making adjustments to our programmes in some key areas. Feedback from our graduates showed that we were scoring lower than we would like compared with some of our graduate recruitment competitors. These findings have helped us make a concerted effort to further develop our graduate population and off the back of this data and the feedback it provided us on the changes being made I am delighted to see that our scores in all of the areas that we have addressed, are tracking way ahead of where they were last year – in some cases by over 40%.”

Paul Siaens, Global Graduate Resourcing Manager, Imperial Tobacco


How do I participate?


How long is the survey period?

The survey opens on January 1st and closes on the 31st March.

Who is an “eligible employee”?

Any graduate-level employees or apprenticeship employees, who have been with you between three months and three years are eligible.

Are reviews moderated before being published on www.TheJobCrowd.com?

Yes, every review is checked for grammar, profane language and comments which we find to be emotive or unhelpful. We strive to maintain the integrity of the site and offer our visitors an accurate portrayal of working for the companies highlighted, whilst also recognizing the need to balance this with the objectives of companies taking part.

What is a “representative amount” of reviews submitted to be eligible for inclusion?

At least 50% of annual graduate/apprentice intake need complete the survey, to ensure we receive an accurate account of what it is like for a graduate to work for you. All companies, regardless of annual intake, require a minimum of 5 reviews to be eligible. We help you to keep an eye on reviews submitted and let you know near the closing date, if more reviews are needed.

How are the results determined?

The results are based on a pure average of each company’s overall score, and split into two lists, Larger Intake (more than 30 graduates a year) and Smaller Intake (less than 30 graduates a year).

How can I make sure that my company is entered for Top Companies Annual Awards?

All companies eligible to participate, will be automatically entered into all appropriate Awards categories, as long as they have purchased one of our Recruiter Solutions Packages (prices starting at £250+vat).

How can I find out more about attending the Awards ceremony?

Invitations will be sent to all eligible companies nearer the time. The event is a cocktail evening held in London with first class food, drink and entertainment provided, to celebrate the Top Companies in the UK.

What is the deadline for confirming advertising in the printed guide distributed to every UK university campus?

All advertising (including sponsored content) must be confirmed by 1st July 2016. The deadline for submitting ALL content to the Guide is 15th July 2016. Companies not submitting their advertising or content by this date will forfeit their advertising fee, without exception.

What are the options to enhance our profile as a Top Company?

Please contact us for our up-to-date Recruitment offers.