The top 200 school leaver employers

The Cibyl School Leaver Research UK survey reveals the 200 most popular employers in the UK, as voted for by school and further education students from years 7 to 13.

We list the rankings below. They also feature in our careers publication, the School Leaver 200, which is distributed free to schools and colleges. The publication shines a light on students’ attitudes towards apprenticeships and universities and reveals the top ten employers by different demographic groups.

 

View the School Leaver 200

2020 rankings

2020 Company 2019 Movement
1 NHS 1
2 BBC 2
3 Warner Bros. 3
4 Apple 8  
5 Google 4  
6 MI6 - Secret Intelligence Service 5  
7 Amazon 30  
8 ITV 6  
9 Microsoft 11  
10 Civil Service 12  
11 British Airways 23  
12 Cancer Research UK 25  
13 Sky 16  
14 Ubisoft 22  
15 BMW Group 35  
16 EasyJet NEW NEW
17 MI5 - The Security Service 9  
18 Barclays 18
19 Teach First 10  
20 PwC 43  
21 BAE Systems 24  
22 Channel 4 20  
23 The Bank of England 63  
24 GSK 15  
25 Amnesty International 41  
26 KPMG 34  
27 J.P. Morgan 27
28 Airbus 33  
29 AstraZeneca 28  
30 Boeing NEW NEW
31 Deloitte 39  
32 Starbucks 67  
33 Jaguar Land Rover 21  
34 Mercedes-Benz 26  
35 The Army 13  
36 Sony 49  
37 HM Revenue and Customs 17  
38 Goldman Sachs 36  
39 McDonald’s 77  
40 HSBC Bank plc 44  
41 Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains 60  
42 Think Ahead NEW NEW
43 Bentley 38  
44 Virgin Media 47  
45 Samsung 32  
46 Aston Martin Lagonda 55  
47 Dyson 46  
48 Heathrow 31  
49 TUI Group 37  
50 Frontline 177  
51 Police Now NEW NEW
52 EY 58  
53 Hilton 42  
54 Rolls-Royce plc 14  
55 Lloyd’s 50  
56 Oxfam 48  
57 Lloyds Banking Group 51  
58 Barnardo’s NEW NEW
59 Santander 53  
60 GCHQ 65  
61 The Royal Navy 29  
62 The Royal Air Force 19  
63 L’Oreal 54  
64 Pfizer 56  
65 Bank of America 108  
66 Intel 57  
67 Volkswagen Group 74  
68 Clifford Chance 80  
69 Merlin Entertainments 64  
70 Accenture 111  
71 John Lewis Partnership 71
72 Ford 88  
73 Linklaters 92  
74 Clyde & Co 115  
75 Allen & Overy 90  
76 DSTL 82  
77 Boots 66  
78 Arcadia (Topshop, Topman, etc) 61  
79 IBM 72  
80 Morgan Stanley 96  
81 Nissan 97  
82 Harrods 62  
83 Tesco 94  
84 Aldi 124  
85 Irwin Mitchell 78  
86 BT 106  
87 National Grid 99  
88 Network Rail 93  
89 CGI 102  
90 Asda 119  
91 Sainsbury’s 105  
92 Whitbread Group 84  
93 Superdrug NEW NEW
94 Facebook 104  
95 Marriott International 98  
96 Allianz 141  
97 Marks & Spencer 83  
98 Slaughter and May 86  
99 Nationwide 81  
100 Coca Cola European Partners 91  
101 Deutsche Bank 85  
102 WSP 129  
103 Next 87  
104 Atkins 179  
105 Siemens 95  
106 Travelodge 69  
107 Ashfords 138  
108 National Audit Office 79  
109 EDF Energy 155  
110 Travis Perkins 131  
111 Nestle 112  
112 Unilever 100  
113 Pret NEW NEW
114 Dentons 151  
115 Bird & Bird 169  
116 Arup 114  
117 Shell 126  
118 Addleshaw Goddard NEW NEW
119 Reed Smith 159  
120 Kennedys 125  
121 Transport for London 101  
122 EE 109  
123 Aon NEW NEW
124 Unlocked NEW NEW
125 DLA Piper 134  
126 Fidelity International 120  
127 GE (General Electric) NEW NEW
128 Kier 135  
129 AECOM 150  
130 RPC 187  
131 Grant Thornton 127  
132 Cisco 113  
133 Charles Russell Speechlys 171  
134 Co-operative Bank 128  
135 BlackRock 165  
136 ARM 158  
137 Pinsent Masons 133  
138 Eversheds Sutherland 132  
139 3M UK 182  
140 Baker McKenzie 162  
141 BP 143  
142 Womble Bond Dickinson 166  
143 Ashurst LLP 181  
144 Osborne Clarke 152  
145 Aviva 116  
146 FCA 75  
147 BDO 170  
148 The Co-op 136  
149 Mars 130  
150 Toyota NEW NEW
151 Vodafone 194  
152 Roche 73  
153 Bosch 122  
154 CMS NEW NEW
155 TJX Europe (TK Maxx and Homesense) 148  
156 M&G Investments 186  
157 HM Treasury NEW NEW
158 GKN Aerospace NEW NEW
159 Capgemini 144  
160 Mencap 184  
161 Procter and Gamble (P&G) NEW NEW
162 Countrywide NEW NEW
163 Credit Suisse 163
164 Citi 123  
165 Savills NEW NEW
166 Barratt Developments 164  
167 Macfarlanes NEW NEW
168 Capital One 149  
169 Jacobs 193  
170 Mayer Brown NEW NEW
171 Zurich Insurance NEW NEW
172 Shoosmiths 183  
173 Mondelez International NEW NEW
174 Mott MacDonald 146  
175 AXA 180  
176 RBS 103  
177 First Group NEW NEW
178 Global NEW NEW
179 BAM 190  
180 Balfour Beatty 118  
181 DHL NEW NEW
182 Greene King 160  
183 McKinsey and Company NEW NEW
184 Morrisons 161  
185 Mazars 175  
186 InterContinental Hotels Group 153  
187 Burges Salmon 156  
188 Fujitsu 168  
189 News UK NEW NEW
190 Browne Jacobson NEW NEW
191 Alfa 174  
192 Boston Consulting Group (BCG) NEW NEW
193 Gowling WLG NEW NEW
194 Iceland NEW NEW
195 Bloomberg 121  
196 O2 173  
197 Lidl 142  
198 Wates NEW NEW
199 Skanska 188  
200 Viacom International Media Networks NEW NEW