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 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:

Microsoft

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

National Grid

'National Grid is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world and was named Responsible Business of the Year 2014 by Business in the Community. We own and manage the grids that connect people to the energy they need, from whatever the source.  In Britain and the north-eastern states of the US we run systems that deliver gas and electricity to millions of people, businesses and communities.'

Careers Available

'No careers currently available.'

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

'It’s a fact. We love filling our stores with unique, one-of-a-kind products. That’s why we’ve applied the same kind of thinking to our graduate programmes, and made them a bit different from most, so we really stand out from the competition.  '

Careers Available

'We offer Graduate Programmes in Merchandising and Buying, Business Technology, Security and Loss Management, Crime and Analytics Management, and Finance. We also offer 12-month Industrial Placement Programmes in Merchandising and Buying and Finance. '

Barratt Developments

'Here at Barratt, we're not just about bricks and mortar. We're about fulfilling ambitions. Opening doors. Creating a real sense of belonging. That's how we work with our customers. And that's exactly what you can expect from us as a graduate. '

Careers Available

'Sales, Quantity Surveying, Engineering & Design, Construction Site Management, Finance, Land & Planning, Head Office Support'

Expedia.com

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

 
Sellafield Ltd

'“The Smart Community”'

Careers Available

'Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electric Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Material Science/Engineering, Environmental Science, Human Resources, Commercial, Project Management/Control '

Fidessa

'Each year we offer a number of graduates the opportunity to develop their careers in our rapidly expanding business. We look for high calibre, enthusiastic graduates with computing or numerate degrees and an interest in the investment marketplace.'

Careers Available

'Various – Developers, Software Support, Implementation Engineers, Data Operations, Trading Platforms Engineers & Accounting'

Procter & Gamble

'Nearly five billion times a day, P&G brands touch the lives of people around the world. Whether they’re shaving with a Gillette Fusion ProGlide or Venus Razor; washing their hair with Pantene or Head & Shoulders; wearing a scent from Hugo Boss; or cleaning the dishes with Fairy Liquid; people all over the world use P&G products every day. '

Careers Available

'Brand Management, Sales, Finance & Accounting, HR, IT, Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Network Operations and Research & Development.'

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 provides leading-edge technology to the global construction industry. Hilti products, systems & services offer the construction professional innovative solutions with outstanding added value. The Hilti Group headquarters are in Schaan, Liechtenstein. '

Careers Available

'No careers currently available.'

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 International

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

 
HSBC Bank Plc

'HSBC is one of the world's leading international banks and we’re looking for progressive minds to join our Global Graduate and Intern Programmes. '

Careers Available

'Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, Global Private Banking, Retail Banking and Wealth Management (which includes Asset Management)'

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

'What makes you a great company to work for?:'

Careers Available

'No careers currently available.'

Cushman & Wakefield

'We are the world’s second largest commercial real estate services firm by revenue, with 43,000 employees and offices in more than 60 countries. All around our international network, we are delivering cutting-edge multimillion deals in sectors ranging from retail, transport and energy to financial services, residential and media. And our graduates are involved in almost every single one. This is the kind of exposure you can expect on our programme – and it will come quickly. '

Careers Available

'Commercial surveying, Residential surveying, Building surveying, Quantity surveying, Interior design, Graduate planning, Property finance and investment. '

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'

 
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
35 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

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Careers Available

'No careers currently available.'

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'

 
Willis 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 UK plc

 '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
45 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
47 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

'Imperial Tobacco is a FTSE 100 company with more than 200 years of rich heritage. With products in over 160 countries, we're also a dynamic global company focused on growth. We operate in a highly regulated industry where competition is intense. It's a fast-moving environment that will stretch your talents and ingenuity every day. For you, that represents an amazing opportunity. This is a place where ambitious, smart and independent people can really make an impact.   '

Careers Available

'Corporate Function opportunities (UK) – inc. Finance, HR, IT, Marketing and Sales; Technical Functions opportunities (Germany) – inc. Manufacturing, Supply and R&D; Business Management opportunities (Global) - within one of our Global Sales Markets'

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
57 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
59 Sky

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

 
Skanska
60 Skanska

'Skanska is involved in some of the UK’s most prestigious building and infrastructure projects. Combining our skills and experience in construction and infrastructure development, we’ve become a UK leader in delivering schemes in healthcare, education, defence, transportation and municipal services that bring together private and public investment.  '

Careers Available

'No careers currently available.'

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

'Our employees are united by our vision to be the consultant of choice, recognised for the quality of our people. The immense talent and energy of our staff have resulted in us winning 525 awards in 6 years for innovative and technical prowess.'

Careers Available

'We recruit for a variety of different disciplines which include: Engineering; QS Graduates; Project management graduates; Environmental disciplines and much more. '

Amey
65 Amey

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

 
BDO LLP
66 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
68 Costain

 'Brilliant colleagues, everyone is very friendly and supportive'

 
Capita
69 Capita

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

 
Nestle
70 Nestle

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

 
IBM
71 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' 

 
Arcadis - 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
76 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'

 
JLL
79 JLL

 '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
81 BP

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

 
Severn Trent

 '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
89 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
91 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'