The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers

Now in its seventeenth year, The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers is an authoritative, easy-to-use guide to the graduate job market and Britain’s best known and most sought-after graduate employers.

Produced by High Fliers Research as a hard-backed full colour book, the 2015-2016 edition has been compiled from on-campus research with more than 18,000 new graduates who left university in the summer of 2015.

Copies of the new edition are available now, free of charge from university careers services (while stocks last), or can be purchased from www.Top100GraduateEmployers.com, price £19.99.

Rank 2014 Employer Industry or Business Sector Graduate Jobs in 2016 Starting Salary
1 1 PwC Accounting & professional services 1500 Competitive
2 4 Aldi Retail 200 £42,000
3 9 Google IT & telecommunications No fixed quota Competitive
4 2 Teach First Public sector 1860 Competitive
5 6 Civil Service Public sector 900+ £25,000-£27,000
6 3 Deloitte Accounting & professional services 1200 Competitive
7 5 NHS Public sector 100+ £22,269
8 11 EY Accounting & professional services 1400 Competitive
9 7 KPMG Accounting & professional services 1000 Competitive
10 8 BBC Media 50+ £24,000
11 10 John Lewis Partnership Retail 40+ Competitive
12 15 GlaxoSmithKline Chemicals & pharmaceuticals 50+ Competitive
13 12 Unilever Consumer goods 50 £30,000
14 18 J.P. Morgan Investment banking & fund management No fixed quota Competitive
15 17 Goldman Sachs Investment banking & fund management Around 400 Competitive
16 13 Barclays Banking & finance 300 Competitive
17 20 Accenture Consulting 650+ Competitive
18 21 HSBC Banking & finance 500+ Competitive
19 16 Jaguar Land Rover Engineering & industrial 270 £29,000
20 14 BP Oil & energy Around 100 £33,000+
21 22 IBM IT & telecommunications 300+ £30,000+
22 29 McKinsey & Company Consulting No fixed quota Competitive
23 19 Rolls-Royce Engineering & industrial 350+ £28,000
24 23 Tesco Retail 200+ £22,000-£30,000
25 31 Lidl Retail 100 £38,000
26 25 Shell Oil & energy 80-100 £32,500
27 26 Procter & Gamble Consumer goods 100 £30,000
28 41 L'Oréal Consumer goods 40 £29,000
29 24 Microsoft IT & telecommunications 36 £34,700
30 30 Lloyds Banking Group Banking & finance Around 450 Competitive
31 27 Arup Engineering & industrial 250+ £22,000-£26,500
32 40 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Law 80 £41,000
33 32 Clifford Chance Law 100 £42,000
34 33 Marks & Spencer Retail 200 £23,500-£28,000
35 28 Army Armed Forces 650 £25,472
36 37 Morgan Stanley Investment banking & fund management No fixed quota Competitive
37 42 Apple Retail Unknown Competitive
38 48 Mars Consumer goods 50 Up to £32,000
39 35 Allen & Overy Law 90 £42,000
40 76 Frontline Public sector 180 Competitive
41 34 Linklaters Law 110 £42,000
42 49 Atkins Engineering & industrial 300 £23,000-£30,000
43 54 Sky Media 90+ £25,000-£32,000
44 43 BT IT & telecommunications 250 £27,500-£31,500
45 70 European Commission Public sector No fixed quota £41,500+
46 56 Cancer Research UK Charity 7 £24,000
47 68 Royal Navy Armed Forces No fixed quota £25,472
48 47 Citi Investment banking & fund management 180-220 Competitive
49 46 BAE Systems Engineering & industrial 350+ £25,000+
50 58 Slaughter and May Law 80 £41,000
51 36 RBS Banking & finance 500+ Competitive
52 45 British Airways Transport 75+ £27,000-£31,250
53 44 Boston Consulting Group Consulting No fixed quota Competitive
54 97 Diageo Consumer goods 50+ Competitive
55 98 Newton Europe Consulting 60 £39,000
56 50 Bain & Company Consulting No fixed quota Competitive
57 39 Sainsbury's Retail Unknown Competitive
58 73 Police Public sector No fixed quota Competitive
59 69 Deutsche Bank Investment banking & fund management No fixed quota Competitive
60 90 DLA Piper Law 85 £24,000-£40,000
61 83 Hogan Lovells Law 60 £41,000
62 55 Airbus Engineering & industrial 50-60 £26,000+
63 67 Baker & McKenzie Law 30 £42,000
64 72 ExxonMobil Oil & energy No fixed quota £37,500+
65 86 Bloomberg Banking & finance 300+ Competitive
66 NEW Danone Consumer goods 25+ £28,500
67 53 Local Government Public sector 120 £23,698+
68 59 McDonald's Restaurants Retail 250-350 £21,000-£24,000
69 63 Transport for London Public sector 150 £26,000
70 88 Boots Retail 50 £25,000
71 NEW Mott Macdonald Engineering & industrial 300 £24,000-£28,000
72 38 WPP Media Up to 10 Competitive
73 66 Siemens Engineering & industrial 80 Competitive
74 94 Dyson Consumer goods 70+ £22,000-£26,500
75 NEW AstraZeneca Chemicals & pharmaceuticals 80+ £28,000
76 NEW Network Rail Public sector Around 200 £26,500
77 60 Asda Retail No fixed quota Competitive
78 64 Nestle Consumer goods 30-35 £27,000
79 61 BlackRock Investment banking & fund management 100+ Competitive
80 91 Mondelez International Consumer goods Around 40 £27,000-£29,000
81 NEW Amazon Retail Unknown Competitive
82 NEW First Derivatives Banking & finance 200 Competitive
83 52 MI5 - The Security Service Public sector 80+ £28,500-£30,000
84 65 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Investment banking & fund management 200+ Competitive
85 82 Penguin Random House Media 50+ Competitive
86 78 Oxfam Charity 50+ internships Voluntary
87 87 Norton Rose Fulbright Law Up to 50 £41,000
88 99 GE Engineering & industrial Around 50 Competitive
89 NEW Facebook IT & telecommunications Unknown Competitive
90 62 Grant Thornton Accounting & professional services 300+ Competitive
91 75 Centrica Oil & energy 50+ £27,000+
92 81 UBS Investment banking & fund management 300 Competitive
93 85 Lloyd's Banking & finance 15-20 £26,000
94 NEW BDO Accounting & professional services 250 £26,750+
95 NEW Wellcome Trust Charity 10-12 £26,000
96 84 Herbert Smith Freehills Law 70 £42,000
97 NEW AECOM Engineering & industrial 400 £23,000-£26,000
98 NEW National Grid Oil & energy 50 Competitive
99 57 Credit Suisse Investment banking & fund management 150+ Competitive
100 NEW Bank of England Public sector 60+ Competitive

 

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