The top companies

for graduates to work for

in 2016/17

The results of the Top Companies For Graduates To Work For in 2016/17 are out!

 

The Top Companies For Graduates 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:

TPP
1 TPP

Amazing company perks and a real sense of family. I feel valued, I am trusted with responsibility and have a high sense of job satisfaction.

Kings Tutors

The best part of working with Kings Tutors is the team - all of the tutors are great to be around and we all feel really connected. 

Microsoft

Microsoft offers the freedom to work anywhere, with unlimited opportunities to train and develop as an individual.

National Grid

The level of support and training is incredible. There is no expense spared when it comes to personal development. 

 

NCC Group

The company is great - the best I've worked for. Every day is exciting yet challenging and everyone is very helpful and hardworking.

Whitbread

I love the office culture and the support offered by the senior management teams - they would do anything to help a graduate.

 

Diageo
7 Diageo

Diageo offers unparalleled opportunities for growth. Also, the company does so much for society, it makes me feel extremely proud to work here.

 

Hilti GB Ltd

At Hilti you are treated like family and nothing is too much for them to help you out with.

 

Newton Europe

The company spends a lot of money on looking after its staff, and making the company fun to work for is one of the top priorities for management.

Fujitsu
10 Fujitsu

Fujitsu has a friendly and innovative culture, with a lot of people willing to support you and your career development.

FactSet
11 FactSet

Everyone has been in your position before so knows exactly how to help you and support you.

TK Maxx
12 TK Maxx

The people really make the company, creating a great working environment as well as a great peer group.

 

Mace Limited

The people are amazing, the project portfolio is one of the best out there and the progression opportunities are brilliant.

 

E.ON
14 E.ON

E.ON really has a family feel, I felt welcomed from my first day and everybody has been approachable, helpful and really great to work with.

 

Reed Smith

Great office, friendly people and an open, communicative and helpful atmosphere. You feel you can talk to anyone.

 

American Express

I really feel valued by my team and my organisation, and I am always recognised for going the extra mile. 

 

Barratt Developments

The opportunities you are given are fantastic, and the support and training you receive really are second to none.

Sky
18 Sky

Sky is such a dynamic company - you are never bored and there is always something new and exciting to work on.

Unilever

There are strong ethics at Unilever - sustainability isn't an afterthought, it's part of our work.

 

Fidelity International

The people who you work with are interesting, very intelligent and willing to give you their time no matter how senior they are.

Mars
21 Mars

Everyone is extremely helpful and friendly, creating a great work environment - you actually look forward to going to work.

 

QA Consulting

You make genuinely amazing friends and the work environment is always positive and friendly.

 

Taylor Wessing LLP

The atmosphere at the firm is one I genuinely enjoy working in. I feel part of a team and that my work is genuinely appreciated.

Danone
24 Danone

I can honestly say that I have yet to hear of a company that cares more about its employees than Danone, and that is what sets the company apart.

Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons is probably the friendliest law firm you will find in the city.

 

Virgin Media

Everyone is incredibly friendly and happy to support you no matter their level in the organisation or how small the problem.

 

JLL
27 JLL

All of those that work in my office are very approachable and keen to assist with my training - a crucial factor when at junior level.

 

HSBC Bank Plc

The friendly atmosphere is like no other company and everyone, no matter how important they are, will always stop and help you whenever you need.

Transport for London

You get to work for an organisation that you are genuinely proud of and can see impacting the lives of Londoners every day.

 

Hogan Lovells International LLP

The people are all extremely friendly, which makes it easy to get up for work every morning.

 

Vodafone

The best thing about the company is the opportunity to work flexibly in a way which suits me.

 

Sellafield Ltd

The people are great, the projects I've been working on are interesting, the working hours are brilliant, the location is ideal and future prospects are good.

Morgan Sindall

The company values you as an employee and strives to help you with your personal and professional development. 

 

Pareto
34 Pareto

The culture at Pareto is one of the best I have experienced - everyone has a good work ethic and a can do attitude.

 

Metaswitch Networks

Management ensures that the work everyone is doing is the sort of thing that interests them, and that it remains challenging and engaging.

Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

The company really cares about its employees and you feel welcome and a part of something important.

 

RWE Npower

I really enjoy that I can choose where I want to go in the business, so I am able to select placements which challenge me.

 

Kier
38 Kier

The support you get as a graduate from Kier is exceptional, with a team dedicated to ensuring you receive the correct training.

 

Reed Global

The opportunities really are endless. You have so many chances to progress and develop and move into new roles.

 

Change Agents UK

The entire organisation is committed to sustainability and this is demonstrated in everything they do.

GlaxoSmithKline

There are many opportunities to develop, and the company has a great supportive culture to help you grow into any role.

 

Nomura
42 Nomura

The working environment is amazing and everyone is super friendly. 

 

Willis Towers Watson

 The company has a very flat organisational structure in a very open and friendly office. 

 

Severn Trent

Everyone loves working here and is really great in helping you find your feet.

 

Linklaters LLP

I get to work as part of a leading global law firm alongside a team of the most talented lawyers.

 

Siemens
46 Siemens

Well-being and work/life balance are high on the company's agenda. I always feel supported by the leaders of the company.

 

Cushman & Wakefield

Everyone is extremely welcoming and supportive and there are massive opportunities for development. 

 

Simmons & Simmons LLP

The people are interesting, fun, approachable and brilliant at what they do. It makes coming to work every day enjoyable. 

 

IPG Mediabrands

The people that work here are incredibly talented and the office personifies camaraderie. It will be hard to find a company that respects its workers as much.

 

Procter & Gamble

I've learnt more in the first four months working here than I did in four years at university, and by the looks of things I'll never stop learning!

 

CBRE
51 CBRE

The support received at CBRE is incredible - the training and development are second to none.

 

Grant Thornton UK LLP

You get the feeling that the company really cares about your individual progression and that you're not just another number.

 

Renishaw

Renishaw really cares for its employees, to the point where I am the envy of my engineering graduate friends due to the benefits that I receive.

 

Hays
54 Hays

My manager is so supportive and has a wealth of knowledge. I know if I have any issues or problems she will be able to help find a solution.

 

Arcadis - EC Harris LLP

The graduate support network is one of the best in the industry, with regular training and development events.

 

DWF LLP
56 DWF LLP

The culture at the firm is fantastic and my colleagues are excellent at providing support and creating a positive environment.

 

Smith & Williamson

There is little doubt that those I work with are the highest quality people in the industry. The atmosphere and emphasis on a work-life balance is second to none.

 

Skanska
58 Skanska

There is a great company ethos - people at Skanska have a real passion for what they do and how they do it.

 

Fidessa
59 Fidessa

Fidessa very much values its employees and understands that the little things that can be done to make work more enjoyable are very important. 

 

Imperial Tobacco

Within the first few days of starting work at Imperial, I felt like I was at home. The best company to work for!

 

Babcock International Group

The professional development and support structure of the organisation is superb, with senior management very interested in seeing you succeed.

 

 

Ashurst LLP

Ashurst has a knack for hiring great people and it really contributes to a relaxed and friendly culture.

 

 

Allianz Insurance

I love the amount the company invests in my development. I am given a lot of flexibility in my role to take time for qualifications.

Addleshaw Goddard LLP

The culture of the firm is great. There's a really friendly atmosphere and everyone is willing to help each other out. 

Savills (UK) Limited

The culture is brilliant - despite it being a large corporate company you feel part of the whole team, not simply a cog in the system.

Bank of England

The Bank is a one of a kind, unique organisation which allows you to see a completely different perspective.

 

John Lewis Partnership

John Lewis is an amazing company - the patnership structure is fantastic and gives a real sense of community. 

BT (British Telecom)

The training and career progression opportunities are absolutely amazing - your career is in your hands.  

Boots
69 Boots

The training is first class and there is a lot of time invested in the individual and your development needs. 

 

Kantar Worldpanel

There is a great balance between giving you real responsibility from an early stage but also giving you all the support you need to deal with this. 

 

WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

Senior management are willing to spend time with you to show you the ropes and are always there to answer questions.  

The Test People

The culture is amazing, the people who I work for are friendly and we always get exciting and challenging projects.

 

Jaguar Land Rover

The people here really care about what they do whilst maintaining a fun working environment. The quality of the people in JLR is unrivalled.  

Nestle
74 Nestle

Nestle sees the graduates as future leaders of the business, so they will invest a lot in you.

 

Capgemini UK plc

The company has a strong support system for every individual and always does what it can to meet your needs.

 

Mott MacDonald

An extremely welcoming environment for new starters - everyone is enthusiastic about helping you learn and meet your development objectives.

 

Capgemini Consulting

People genuinely care about each other. It's refreshing for a consulting company to have a heart, a conscience and a soul. 

 

Atos
78 Atos

Atos makes you feel valued as an employee. I love my job and the learning curve that I have been on since starting my role. 

 

nucleargraduates

Nucleargraduates are great to work for as they do their utmost to make sure you are happy in your placement and provide valuable learning opportunities.

MBDA
80 MBDA

Being able to contribute towards something as important as what MBDA does is a feeling like no other.

 

Strutt & Parker

Strutts is an exciting company to work for. The team is absolutely great and the work is always teaching me new things.

 

Government Statistical Service

I feel very valued here and the work is always varied. I feel like the work I do has genuine importance.

 

Accenture

The people at Accenture are fantastic - incredibly friendly, supportive and innovative.

 

Network Rail

I love the work that I do and I get a great deal of exciting work and responsibility.

Explore Learning

It's a company that has clear visions and values that I believe in. I can leave work and know I've made a positive impact on a child or a parent.  

Hilton Worldwide

It's like being in a big family! Also, the staff benefits are great - I can travel and stay at any Hilton around the world. 

 

Thales
87 Thales

Work/life balance is second to none - Thales offers half-day Fridays and is very accommodating when you need to be more flexible in your hours.

 

Costain
88 Costain

One of the best graduate packages around - you're well looked after and other staff are always willing to help out so you can learn and develop.  

 

FDM Group

The people make FDM what it is. I've never seen so many people so dedicated to making the business successful and the company recognises that.

Financial Conduct Authority

The company really does focus on work-life balance. The study package for professional exams is also excellent.

Civil Service Fast Stream

There is an astonishing variety of roles available - the exposure you get is unrivalled. 

 

Majestic Wine

I have never received better training working anywhere else - this leads to very quick internal promotion.

 

SSE plc
93 SSE plc

Great culture - engineers are more than willing to help and there is great support for external activities and volunteering. 

 

Galliford Try

The company seems genuinely interested in its employees and wants them to progress and grow and is willing to provide the support for them to do so.  

Amey
95 Amey

Since starting I have gained an incredible amount of experience - more than I ever imagined I would.

Capita
96 Capita

There is no limit to what we can do, and we can move to different areas of the business to find the job we really want.

 

Balfour Beatty

The graduate scheme is very well run and will be incredibly helpful for my future career.

 

DSTL
98 DSTL

The flexi time is brilliant and is something that really does improve your quality of life by letting you plan your work around you.

Laing O'Rourke

The standard of work is top notch. If you work for Laing O'Rourke expect to gain top quality experience.

DHL Supply Chain

The number of possibilities available for graduates is unmatched. We are taken care of and helped to develop.