The top companies

for graduates to work for

in 2015/16

The results of the Top Companies For Graduates To Work For in 2015/16 are out!

 

The Top Companies For Graduate To Work For rankings are unique because they are entirely based on employee feedback: given in thousands of reviews submitted on TheJobCrowd across the year by graduate employees at several hundred graduate employers. This means that the companies listed are those that actual graduate employees say are the best companies to work for, not just those who might be the best known. These are the companies who are really, truly, the best places to work.

The results will be published in a print guide in September and distributed to every UK university.  

If you already know who you want to apply to, or you want to see who is recruiting right now, check out the graduate jobs page.

 

There are 2 x Top 100 lists - one for employers with a LARGER INTAKE of graduates each year (30+ graduates) and one for those with a SMALLER INTAKE (less than 30 graduates/year). Be sure to click on both tabs to see the full list of top graduate employers:

Microsoft

'It is a great place to work, the people are fantastic and the office always has a good atmosphere'

National Grid

 'You are given real problems to solve which could have big implications on the company.'

 
Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

'An international working environment with extremely interesting and highly-qualified colleagues.' 

 
NCC Group

 'The amount of knowledge that is shared in a friendly atmosphere makes for a very positive learning environment.'

 
TK Maxx
'The company's values are amazing. They really do care for the people who work for them.' 

 

 

Barratt Developments

'You're not just another employee, you're definitely seen as a valuable part of the team.' 

 

Expedia.com

 'Expedia is a great international company with many opportunities for graduates'

 
Sellafield Ltd

 'You face unique challenges on a day to day basis.'

 
Fidessa

 'The company takes care of its employees - the constant treats and benefits make you feel actually valued as a worker.'

 
Procter & Gamble

'The company cares about its employees, providing great benefits, training and growing opportunities' 

 
EMC
11 EMC

 'They are constantly supporting and encouraging me to develop'

 
E.ON
12 E.ON

 'Very supportive development team providing all the help required to get the best from each role you are involved in'

 
Knight Frank

 'Its reputation is unrivalled, and the values the firm stands for are evident within all of the employees'

 
Hilti GB Ltd

 'Hilti is the best in class for taking care of its employees.'

 
Fujitsu
15 Fujitsu

 'I love the ethos at Fujitsu, and the influence the Japanese background has on the way we do business.'

 
FactSet
16 FactSet

 'Everyone you work with is very helpful and appreciates the learning curve new consultants have to go through'

 
Mace Limited

 'Real value is placed on the graduates and that is felt when you begin work and as you progress'

 
Newton Europe

 'You'll be surrounded by intelligent, driven colleagues who quickly become your friends and personal development team.'

 
Vodafone

'It is exciting to work for a company that works at a high pace and embraces new technologies' 

 
PA Consulting Group

'The support from senior colleagues is fantastic; everyone is willing to help you develop your career' 

 
Reed Smith

 'Everyone is very supportive and there is no negative hierarchy'

 
Fidelity Worldwide Investment

 'The people are interesting, very intellegent and willing to give you their time no matter how senior they are.'

 
HSBC Bank Plc

 'HSBC has a great support network of people who are willing to help you'

 
Linklaters LLP

 'My department are an incredibly supportive bunch, who've helped ease the climb up a steep learning curve'

 
Hays
25 Hays

 'You work with a great bunch of people of all ages and backgrounds and have fun while you work.'

 
Danone
26 Danone

 'I love the values, the people and the support I get. I look forward to coming into work every day.'

 
Whitbread

 'The company genuinely cares, and if you are willing to work hard you will reap the benefits'

 
Siemens
28 Siemens

'The opportunities to move within the company provide a wide range of learning experiences' 

 
Cushman & Wakefield

 'A fantastic place to learn and start my career. Very pleasant working environment and people.'

 
Wood Group

 'A really great place to work, with great learning opportunities and excellent benefits and remuneration'

 
Colliers International

 'There is a great culture at the company. Everyone, regardless of seniority, is approachable.'

 
Renishaw

 'A good variety of training is available and personal development is encouraged'

 
DTZ
33 DTZ

 'The culture is very professional, yet it still manages to feel like a family'

 
Transport for London

 'Investment in people which is second to none. TfL truly care about their graduates development needs'

 
FDM Group

 'Great way to kick-start a career with job opportunities, training, and experience that wouldn't be available elsewhere'

 
GE
36 GE

 'There are multiple opportunities to increase knowledge and experience - training is very much encouraged.'

 

 

Morgan Sindall

 'Morgan Sindall is a very supportive company which takes training and future development very seriously.'

 
Hilton Worldwide

 'There are endless opportunities due to the company's global presence'

 
Allianz Insurance

 'Allianz are genuinely committed to personal development and training of graduates'

 
Explore Learning

 'I get to inspire children and make a real difference to their lives'

 
Towers Watson

 'I love the career progression, and flat hierarchical structure within the office'

 
Unilever

 'Everyone helps you develop and you have responsibility for serious projects'

 
Bilfinger GVA

 'The people I work with are fantastic, treat me well and the atmosphere is great'

 
Capgemini

 'Management are very experienced and keen to pass on their knowledge and develop your skills.'

 
Virgin Media

 'I've never been at a company where the corporate values are encouraged on a day to day basis at all levels.'

 
Kier
46 Kier

 'All the colleagues I have come across have been very friendly and supportive, always ready to answer any questions'

 
Sainsbury's

 'Sainsbury's has excellent colleague engagement - it is obvious that this is a priority for them.'

 
Atos
48 Atos

 'There is a strong community feel and willingness to help out your colleagues'

 
Bank of England

 'The Bank is an exceptionally supportive environment in regards to training and personal development.'

 
nucleargraduates

 'The graduate scheme is quite different to elsewhere and helps to build your knowledge in various areas.'

 
GlaxoSmithKline

 'We're given real, meaningful work that has an impact on the company'

 
Imperial Tobacco

 'There are lots of different projects to work on so no two weeks are the same'

 
Savills (UK) Limited

 'From minute one you will be involved in projects and be made to feel welcome at the company'

 
Jaguar Land Rover

 'The company really seems to value its employees, with a lot of attention given to personal development'

 
Financial Conduct Authority

 'Great company, where everyone is friendly and approachable. I feel trusted to do my job.'

 
Schroders

'Ask any Schroders employee what makes it stand out and you will always get the same answer: the people' 

 
Nationwide

 'There is a strong focus on development of all employees and plenty of opportunities to progress.'

 
DWF LLP
58 DWF LLP

 'The training, work and environment is fantastic and I think it is a great place for any young lawyer to start their career.'

 
BT (British Telecom)

 'Being at one of the largest companies in the UK, the experiences you get are almost unrivalled.'

 
Sky
60 Sky

 'There is an amazing array of opportunities and initiatives available'

 
Skanska
61 Skanska

 'Supportive staff with a wealth of technical knowledge make for a good environment to learn in'

 
Telefonica

 'The company is really flexible and gives me plenty of opportunities to branch out and learn new skills'

 
National Graduate Development Programme

 'You can see the effect your work has on some very important decisions'

 
Accenture

 'Great people to train and work alongside as well as the opportunity for extremely varied work.'

 
Mott MacDonald

'Senior staff are very accessible and offer great advice' 

 
Amey
66 Amey

'Endless opportunities to find a career in an area you are interested in, carrying out a role you enjoy.' 

 
BDO LLP
67 BDO LLP

 'The people that you work with are so nice and helpful and completely understand the position you are in.'

 
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

 'The firm draws in the best clients and work through its quality of personnel and well-deserved reputation.'

 
Costain
69 Costain

 'Brilliant colleagues, everyone is very friendly and supportive'

 
Capita
70 Capita

'There is always someone I can go to for advice or to answer a query - they are always happy to help.' 

 
Nestle
71 Nestle

 'Nestle offers fantastic opportunities to develop, with first class support.'

 
IBM
72 IBM

 'There are plenty of opportunities to move and try new things because it's such a big company'

 
RWE Npower

'There are many opportunities to add tangible value to the business and work on important projects' 

 
Grant Thornton UK LLP

'Everyone is very helpful and there is a strong team ethos' 

 
EC Harris LLP

 'Great support towards professional qualifications - development and training is first class.'

 

 

Robert Walters

 'The people I work with are great! The company really takes care of us, it's like one big family.'

 
Thales
77 Thales

 'There is plenty of scope to work on vastly different projects in various different areas of engineering'

 
Smith & Williamson

 'I have been given a lot of responsibility and autonomy in my role straight from the outset'

 
Network Rail

 'Management staff are friendly and welcoming, and happy to pass on knowledge'

 
Jones Lang LaSalle

 'Plenty of diversity in the work and exposure to the world's biggest clients'

 
Lockheed Martin

'The company is constantly growing which means there is a lot of opportunity to get experience in different areas.'

 
BP
82 BP

 'I have received a lot of on-the-job experience, and responsibility for high value contracts from day one.'

 
Severn Trent Water

 'The team I work for is very supportive and that mentality is evident right across the company'

 
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

 'The company has some really prominent and high profile jobs that graduates get the chance to work on'

 
Mazars LLP

 'Mazars has a tightly knit team, working together for a common goal.'

 
Irwin Mitchell LLP

 'You are made to feel part of the team from the outset and given responsibility for projects early on'

 
John Lewis Partnership

'The Partnership model is unique and is a real driver working at a company where you are a co-owner of the business.'

 
Angela Mortimer Group

 'The structure allows each individual to be autonomous, empowered, and to gain significant responsibility early on'

 
Amec Foster Wheeler

'I love the diversity of the work; I've worked on three projects since I started and each one has been different'

 
Mercer
90 Mercer

 'The job is challenging but not stressful and gives me plenty of opportunity to learn quickly'

 
Change Agents UK

 'Change Agents provide opportunities I am yet to see in other graduate employment providers'

 
CGI
92 CGI

 'The work is interesting and the company gives you plenty of opportunity for additional training'

 
Ashurst LLP

 'Amazing people. approachable and cooperative. Extremely smart but at the same time humorous and fun.'

 
Civil Service Fast Stream

 'You get to work on real problems which impact on real people'

 
Galliford Try

 'The array of work at Galliford Try offers endless opportunities and challenges'

 
Laing O'Rourke

'The ability to work on large and complex projects rather than just simple office blocks makes work much more interesting'

 
Resource Solutions

'There is transparency in terms of progression routes from day one and you are encouraged to be ambitious'

 
New Look

'The company works at maintaining a 'no hierarchy' policy which results in good relationship with senior members of staff.'

 
AECOM Ltd

 'There is great scope to develop and lots of opportunities to take your knowledge abroad.'

 
Reed Global

 'The training is industry leading and you are given serious responsibility from day one'