The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers has been produced annually by High Fliers Research since 1999, celebrating Britain's most successful and sought-after graduate employers.
|The latest rankings are compiled from the results of on-campus research with 18,252 final year students, who graduated from the UK's leading universities during the summer of 2013.
|Over 60,000 copies of the The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers book are available free to student & graduate job hunters via university careers services, or to order a copy of the 2013-2014 edition visit www.Top100GraduateEmployers.com.
Each year The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers is produced from final year students’ responses to the open-ended question “Which employer do you think offers the best opportunities for graduates?”. The 2013 results show that the accounting and professional services firm PwC has now been voted the UK’s leading graduate employer for an entire decade. The firm polled the most votes from final year students for the tenth consecutive year, ahead of rivals Deloitte, who are in second place for the eighth time.
The widely-acclaimed Teach First scheme has moved up one place to reach the top three for the first time and the Civil Service has gone up two places, returning to the top five. EY (formerly Ernst & Young) has climbed to seventh place, its best ranking so far, and the John Lewis Partnership has continued its rise up the rankings, this time to ninth place, just ahead of Google which has seen its vote surge by a almost a third in 2013, taking it into the top ten in the Top 100 for the first time.
Unilever is up six places to its highest ranking for seven years and BP has achieved its best Top 100 rating since 1998. Jaguar Land Rover narrowly missed a place in the new top twenty but has now risen more than sixty places in just three years.
The highest climbers in this year’s Top 100 are led by the Department for International Development, a new entry in last year’s rankings, which has jumped an impressive forty places to 59th place. The city law firm, Hogan Lovells, has climbed thirty-two places to 68th place and Cancer Research UK has moved back up twenty-seven places, following a big drop in the 2012 rankings.
There are a total of eleven new entries or re-entries in this year’s Top 100, the highest being Siemens and law firm Baker & McKenzie which return to the rankings in 70th and 72nd places. The energy drinks company Red Bull, Channel 4, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Morrisons supermarket, asset management firm BlackRock, consumer goods company Danone and consulting firm Newton Europe are each ranked in the Top 100 for the first time. Infrastructure company Balfour Beatty and media group Thomson Reuters have both reappeared in the Top 100 in 93rd and 97th places respectively, after dropping out of the list in previous years.