The top companies

for graduates to work for


Scroll down to view the Top Companies For Graduates To Work For in 2016/17

Every year we work alongside hundreds of Universities and Companies to bring together insightful data to the graduate community.

The Top Companies rankings are unique as they are entirely based on employee feedback. Thousands of reviews are written and submitted to TheJobCrowd by graduate employees at hundreds of companies across the UK. This means that the companies who qualified and are listed are truly the best places for graduates to work, and not just the ones who spend the most on marketing!

Below you will find both of our Top 100 lists. One is for companies that hire a larger intake of Graduates, and the other is for companies that hire smaller intake.  

The people are all absolutely fantastic and the culture is amazing for both personal and professional development.
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 offers the freedom to work anywhere, with unlimited opportunities to train and develop as an individual.

National Grid
Company culture is very warm and friendly, the training on offer is excellent and I have a great work-life balance. 


NCC Group
Endless training and resources for growth, support for virtually any subject you want to delve deeper into, fantastic benefits, high salary, brilliant colleagues, I could go on forever.

Great working environment and culture, everybody at Whitbread is supportive. 

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
Company culture is excellent. You can get lots of responsibility very early on. We work on meaningful and exciting improvements with our clients.
10 Fujitsu
The opportunities to immediately work on important projects with key stakeholders are excellent.
11 FactSet
Great working culture and flexible environment.
TK Maxx
12 TK Maxx
Level of responsibility, great culture, challenging role and opportunity to develop and progress.


Mace Limited
 It's great that Mace provides you with opportunities outside of your day-job to get involved and expand your network within the business. 


14 E.ON
I love the flexible working and studying culture at E.ON


Reed Smith

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


American Express
Amazing community of hard working and inspiring colleagues, work environment is very social and welcoming for questions, learning and feedback.


Barratt Developments
The job is really varied and provides great opportunities to expand your construction knowledge and develop your interpersonal skills. 
18 Sky
Superb brand, excellent business, amazing opportunities to work in a fast-paced environment, offering cutting edge products and services at the top of its game.

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


Fidelity International
Opportunity to work in different offices and general job flexibility. Salary is pretty great and the graduate support network is amazing. 
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.

The people are great! The company culture makes this a friendly and fun place to work. 


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
Great relaxed/flexible atmosphere in the office and working with great like minded people.


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.



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
Very tangible job satisfaction. At the end of the day you can see what you have achieved.


Pareto Law
Clear progression with pay rises, cars, job title changes to keep you motivated and on track.


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
International environment, challenging & interesting job, motivated & highly-skilled colleagues.


37 Npower
I love the range of responsibilities I am given, and I feel graduates in the company are really valued.


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
Really impressed with the friendliness, support, motivation and general skills of a high number of people here.


Change Agents UK
I get to work on things that I actually care about and feel as though I am doing something positive day to day.

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


42 Nomura

The working environment is amazing and everyone is super friendly. 


Willis Towers Watson
Working with intelligent, talented and driven people, coupled with a clearly structured progression and diverse opportunities higher up.


Severn Trent
Career opportunities for development and the amount of projects you're able to work on to get crucial experience.


Linklaters LLP

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


46 Siemens
There are many good things about the scheme, benefits are often and generous and the graduate community is fantastic with excellent networking opportunities offered to us.


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 dynamic nature and friendly atmosphere are by far the highlights of my job.


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!



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


Grant Thornton UK LLP
Working with a rich variety of colleagues on a variety of jobs- always new people to meet and new opportunities to pursue.


 A great place to start a career and develop your skills in a working environment.


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.


55 Arcadis

My job is interesting. I'm constantly learning new things. I'm getting trained as I learn which is even better. My job is also challenging which I enjoy… 


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


Smith & Williamson
Work/life balance, colleagues are really friendly and there is a good group of graduates who we socialise with.


58 Skanska
The flexibility in my role and the responsibility given on a daily basis right from the beginning.


59 Fidessa

Great colleagues, great management, good work/life balance. Excellent training and challenging tasks.  

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
Working on platforms that the majority of people never get an insight into, great support and massive opportunities for progression. 



Ashurst LLP

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



Allianz Insurance


Fantastic work-life balance, enjoyable job which is challenging yet rewarding.
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 work is interesting and engaging, with many opportunities to learn; the BoE offers great benefits and work-life balance; the atmosphere is very supportive.


John Lewis Partnership

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

BT (British Telecom)
Positive working environment and colleagues. Great training and growth opportunities. 
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. 


71 WSP
Opportunity to work on some breath-taking projects, working with some of the most gifted engineers of my generation.
72 Ten10

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


Jaguar Land Rover
Good work life balance, great office environment, excellent line management, interesting work, good salary.
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
This job is one that opens a large number of doors in terms of career progression and opportunities…


Capgemini Consulting

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


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. 


Comprehensive training programme which graduates can tailor for themselves.

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.


I get to work with the best people to provide solutions to client problems which is very satisfying. 


Network Rail
Great work/life balance, well paid and it's part of a booming transport sector.
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.  

86 Hilton
Amazing networking opportunities and amazing benefits with the company.


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.


88 Costain
Dynamic atmosphere, changing environments and large amount of responsibility.


FDM Group

I work with great, enthusiastic colleagues who all want to do well. Brilliant environment to be in, positive and supportive.
Financial Conduct Authority
The work can be high profile and it has an impact on the wider society and UK consumers.
Civil Service Fast Stream

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


Majestic Wine
Great opportunities for quick progression, hard work and commitment are recognised.


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.  

95 Amey

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

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 people are lovely, the hours are amazing, learning new things all the time and the flexibility. 



Working in Defence means the work is always new, challenging and interesting.
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
Every project is different and challenges your ability to utilise new approaches to succeed.