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 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:

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.
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2. Marakon
Extremely interesting work that has a real impact. Great office culture means work is always fun, even during busy periods.
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The company understands that keeping people happy is the key to an effective work environment.
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The best thing about Chaucer is the people. Everyone is very approachable and friendly and takes the time to help you settle in and learn.
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5. Alfa
Despite the wonderful working hours, I find myself wanting to stay late because I like my job and I am excited about getting stuff done.
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6. Asda
Every employee has an individual development plan and is encouraged to talk about their career aspirations with their line manager.
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The culture of the company is great. Everyone is extremly welcoming and willing to help which creates an enjoyable working environment.
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8. Curve
It's a fun and casual yet professional environment. Good place to grow, learn and develop in your professional career.
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Express really makes you feel valued as an employee and confident about your career path.
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Dynamic work - highly rewarding when things go well, and it is easy to see the impact of your work.
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The people I work with - both management and general staff - are so friendly and helpful! I felt very much part of the team immediately. 
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The company has the best working environment. Everyone is friendly and willing to help and the work/life balance is definitely emphasised here.
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They really invest time and energy in your development and understand that if you take care of your employees, a lot of things fall in to place.
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A fantastic company which values its employees. I receive amazing support and training from my team and manager.
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Credo's main strength is the atmosphere created by the people. From the partners down to the junior levels, the people are fun, approachable and engaging.
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16. Softwire
Amazing company - the perks and benefits are incredible. We even have a morale officer to make sure all the staff are happy.
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Limitless opportunities - the world is our oyster and with Merlin you get the opportunity for adventure. 
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18. Autodesk
Everybody who I have worked with is extremely approachable and there is always someone there to offer help and assistance.
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They truly care about wanting to develop their future leaders and put a lot of time and effort into making sure they get it right.
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Everyone is exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly and people are always willing to share their knowledge with you.
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The working culture is amazing. People are very open and approachable and the company gives its employees a lot of flexibility.
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I thoroughly enjoy working alongside highly motivated colleagues who genuinely take an interest in our individual professional development.
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I have the freedom to pursue my own ideas and the projects I work on are varied and challenging.
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Great culture in the company! Everyone is welcoming and very supportive of your development.
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We have a fantastic company culture and everyone here is so passionate about the development of the company.
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26. CRODA
It's great working for a company that offers its graduates genuine responsibility from the very first placement. 
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27. Bidwells
There is a very welcoming, friendly and inclusive environment in the office. Everyone is always willing to help and advise. 
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The wealth of opportunity within Compass is absolutely staggering, every day is different.
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29. Berenberg
Incredibly friendly atmosphere - I look forward to going to work because I enjoy the work I'm given.
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30. Cundall
The company is small enough to still really care about individuals, but large enough to be international and have exciting projects.
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The travel opportunities have been exceptional - many trips to Europe and also an extended trip to Boston.
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The team culture - working for a partnership means everyone throughout the firm is approachable and keen to help you learn.
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The community is very supportive, the money is great (especially as a graduate) and you get to speak to very interesting people all day long!
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The company is extremely invested in its employees and is dedicated to their development.
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The inspiring people around you, who are experts in their field, always take the time to talk to you, answer questions, and raise your game. 
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The company invests highly in its graduates, providing you with all the training you will need to succeed.
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38. TUI Group
I love the various opportunities to travel due to being part of an international program and I love the people I work with! 
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I love the people that I work with - we all have common goals and a good working culture that really makes Tamdown a pleasure to be a part of.
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40. Sophos
Every day is stimulating and challenging. Everyone is friendly and there is a relaxed atmosphere.
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The best thing about the company is the ethos - everyone aims for the same goals and it isn't about individuals performing well, we do it as a team! 
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42. L'Oreal
L'Oreal gives unparalleled responsibility to graduates and, with this, real opportunities to impact the business in a meaningful way. 
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The people I work with are really supportive and fun to work with. We all work towards a common goal and celebrate each others successes.
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Gerald Eve's culture is something that stands out against other firms, and the wealth of experience at your fingertips is fantastic.
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The best thing about my job is the unrelenting support. The people are really welcoming and friendly. 
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There's a real buzz around the office and the managers are not only professional and friendly but are keen to develop and improve your skills. 
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The working environment is fantastic and I have a great sense of pride in working on such a world-leading site.
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48. Capacitas
One of the best teams I've ever worked with. If you need something, you can just ask. 
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Without a doubt, the people make the job so enjoyable. Everyone is friendly and has real respect for the work/life balance.
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The culture and atmosphere in the business is unbelievable. It is fun, challenging and fast paced. 
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HL combines the benefits of a FTSE 100 company with an entrepreneurial culture where you really can make a difference.
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Firmdale is a dynamic company which understands that training and goal setting is essential in career development
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53. SFW
SFW is a friendly and sociable company with a laid-back but hardworking atmosphere - perfect for graduates.
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54. RM plc
A great place to be a new starter because people will always make time for you and make sure all your questions are answered. 
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Very competitive pay and exposure to high level management from the beginning. 
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57. Mindshare
Mindshare is a great company that appreciates and inspires its staff; they really value the importance of training. 
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Excellent development and progression prospects in a friendly and social environment.
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The people I have worked with are smart, great to be around and excellent at helping me learn. Plus, training in India!
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The variety and quality of work are fantastic. The lawyers at the firm are all technically excellent which makes the office a great learning environment.
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Stellar client list and interesting cases without the long hours. Fantastic culture - everyone is smart, relaxed and supportive.
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The firm really values its employees which is one of the best things - it makes you feel more motivated to work to your best potential. 
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63. Nielsen
Great clients to work with, very dynamic teams and very good in-house training which helps you carry out your job to the best of your abilities. 
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The people are all fantastic - you work with a huge variety of intelligent, hard-working and interesting people, which makes all the difference.
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65. Marsh
I love my job. I'm so happy to have got into a job where I look forward to coming to work every day. 
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66. 3M
The company encourages professional development and continues to foster the talent of its employees and help them to grow.
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67. DCC plc
My colleagues have been warm and welcoming since day one and have made it incredibly easy to settle in and become part of the team. 
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68. AMV BBDO
The agency is at the forefront of innovation and it feels like there's a lot of ambition, which makes it a really exciting place to work. 
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69. RB
Talent is appreciated, so if you are capable and ambitious then you can progress through the company extremely quickly.
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The company is really flexible and gives me plenty of opportunities to branch out and learn new skills.
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The company has a very positive family feel and I am given lots of responsibility even though I am only a graduate.
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The people are fantastic, hugely driven and passionate about making a real and meaningful change to society.
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The best thing about my job is the flexibility, experience and variation I get in an organisation that does a vast range of exciting things. 
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TMK excels in providing graduates with support and guidance when it comes to career development.
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75. AkzoNobel
I have been given real responsibility and have enjoyed every moment to date - the people at the company are fantastic and incredibly supportive.
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76. Nabarro
A very positive working atmosphere with supportive and friendly colleagues. 
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The people at the company are all very friendly, and go out of their way to make you feel welcome. 
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The culture is fantastic - everyone is bright, curious and engaged, supervisors are approachable and supportive, and I feel that the firm is invested in my progress and training.
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I absolutely love the working environment, I find the work stimulating and the people and company in general just so much fun to work for.
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The support and development that BAM offers is outstanding, every person will go out of their way to help you.
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The people are amazing! I really enjoy my colleagues' company and the work I do.
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I love working for KCC as I feel part of an organisation that provides a valuable service to the public, and the culture of the organisation is great. of the organisation'
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83. New Look
Working with New Look is one of the best things I have done in my life.
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84. WH Smith
Challenging, fast paced environment with a really good team of people who work hard and support each other to deliver goals.
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Bond Dickinson is a great place to work. The people are genuine, supportive and professional and it has made the working environment truly delightful.
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The agency is very inclusive and supportive. Everyone seems willing to help and there is a fun, creative energy.
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87. Essentra
The rate of progression and responsibility within the scheme is exceptional and you get fast tracked towards management and senior roles very quickly.
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88. PayPal
A really nice work environment, with interesting missions and great teams.
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Everyone at the firm is very friendly and the client base, especially in Financial Services, is second to none. 
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The best thing is undoubtedly the level of responsibility that comes with the role - no graduate scheme that friends are on can compete. 
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You own your own personal development - Thames Water is very keen to let you shape your career.
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This role has given me the opportunity to learn a broad range of skills through working on several different projects. The job is very rewarding.  
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Friendly atmosphere - I really look forward to coming to work, even on the particularly challenging days, as the team is fun and supportive.
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There is a fantastic level of support throughout the company and I have been given opportunities to be involved from day one.
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The support given by senior management is second to none and personal/professional development is highly valued. 
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The people are passionate, the businesses are some of the most unique and beautiful in the country and the industry is a really fun one to be in.
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The culture in the company is amazing. It is very supportive and there are also many people there to support you throughout your training. 
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Carluccio's is like an extended family. The training is arguably the best in the industry and each individual is invested in from day one.
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99. Lendlease
The best thing about my job is that I face new challenges everyday and I am able to ask any member of the team for support.
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Colleagues are very helpful and also very nice. Anything that you don't understand they will explain to you in detail
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