The top 300 graduate employers in the UK

The Cibyl Graduate Research UK survey reveals the 300 most popular employers in the UK, as voted for by students and graduates.

We list the rankings below. They also feature in our careers publication, the UK 300, which is distributed free to students. The publication undertakes an in-depth analysis of the findings of the survey and shares the top employers by demographic group and career sector.

 

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2020 rankings

2020 Employer 2019 Movement
1 Google 1
2 Cancer Research UK 2
3 BBC NEW NEW
4 GSK 5  
5 MI6 - Secret Intelligence Service 4  
6 Amazon 3  
7 Rolls-Royce 9  
8 J.P. Morgan 7  
9 MI5 - The Security Service 11  
10 The Civil Service Fast Stream 16  
11 Goldman Sachs 15  
12 Microsoft 8  
13 British Airways 13
14 PwC 10  
15 ASOS NEW NEW
16 Unilever 12  
17 Deloitte 14  
18 Penguin Random House 17  
19 Jaguar Land Rover 18  
20 GCHQ 20
21 AstraZeneca 21
22 EY 26  
23 KPMG 24  
24 L’Oréal 23  
25 Arup 28  
26 NHS Leadership Academy 36  
27 Teach First 27
28 Airbus 19  
29 Barclays 33  
30 Apple 31  
31 BAE Systems 35  
32 British Council 25  
33 Procter & Gamble (P&G) 38  
34 Pfizer 37  
35 Local Government - National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP) 32  
36 European Commission 30  
37 HSBC Bank plc 39  
38 Bloomberg 43  
39 IBM 34  
40 Clifford Chance 57  
41 Morgan Stanley 40  
42 Johnson & Johnson 44  
43 Accenture 47  
44 McLaren 54  
45 Oxfam 53  
46 McKinsey & Company 41  
47 Sky 46  
48 Mondelez International (Cadbury, Oreo etc) 69  
49 Allen & Overy LLP 64  
50 Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains 63  
51 Boeing 55  
52 Dyson 58  
53 Siemens 60  
54 The Army 65  
55 Hilton 70  
56 HM Revenue & Customs 59  
57 Rockstar Games 52  
58 Atkins 174  
59 BMW Group 56  
60 Arcadia Group (Topshop, Burton, Dorothy Perkins) 66  
61 Shell 45  
62 STFC (The Science and Technology Facilities Council) 75  
63 Aldi 89  
64 Network Rail 72  
65 Boston Consulting Group 51  
66 AECOM 49  
67 BP 42  
68 The Royal Air Force 61  
69 The Bank of England 62  
70 Ministry of Justice (National Probation Service) NEW NEW
71 Linklaters 87  
72 Bank of America 73  
73 Lloyds Banking Group 85  
74 BlackRock 71  
75 Deutsche Bank 68  
76 Mott MacDonald 83  
77 The Royal Navy 76  
78 Ubisoft 78
79 Aston Martin Lagonda 48  
80 EDF Energy 86  
81 Marks & Spencer 74  
82 Mars 77  
83 GE (General Electric) 99  
84 Nestlé 81  
85 Slaughter and May 82  
86 BT 97  
87 Virgin Media 67  
88 Bain & Company 84  
89 Baker McKenzie 94  
90 ExxonMobil 88  
91 Toyota 101  
92 Bayer 80  
93 Transport for London 91  
94 American Express 104  
95 Facebook 79  
96 Roche 93  
97 Irwin Mitchell 102  
98 Boots 92  
99 Diageo 110  
100 Merlin Entertainments 103  
101 National Grid 105  
102 Herbert Smith Freehills LLP 134  
103 Police Now 106  
104 Sony 113  
105 Santander 111  
106 DLA Piper 109  
107 Financial Conduct Authority 127  
108 Frontline 120  
109 Citi 90  
110 Cisco 96  
111 Explore Learning NEW NEW
112 Arm 107  
113 Credit Suisse 100  
114 RBS 141  
115 Grant Thornton 136  
116 White & Case LLP 116
117 Capital One 108  
118 Balfour Beatty 115  
119 Visa 123  
120 Bosch 139  
121 Intel 95  
122 Jacobs 118  
123 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP 114  
124 Babcock 164  
125 Volkswagen Group 143  
126 Shoosmiths 166  
127 Eversheds Sutherland 151  
128 Clyde & Co LLP 149  
129 BNP Paribas 156  
130 Kier Group 130
131 Nissan 150  
132 Bird & Bird 126  
133 Allianz 161  
134 Pinsent Masons LLP 142  
135 Ford 163  
136 nucleargraduates 117  
137 Abbott UK 152  
138 DSTL 153  
139 Samsung 29  
140 DESG (MoD, Defence Equipment and Support) 124  
141 Dentons 159  
142 Willis Towers Watson NEW NEW
143 Lloyd’s 121  
144 FTI Consulting NEW NEW
145 Hogan Lovells 148  
146 WSP 131  
147 ScottishPower 165  
148 SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy) 214  
149 TK Maxx 155  
150 AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment) 158  
151 Aon 137  
152 Schlumberger 135  
153 Capgemini 133  
154 Yorkshire Water 146  
155 PA Consulting Group 125  
156 Tesco 128  
157 Addleshaw Goddard 195  
158 BDO 186  
159 Norton Rose Fulbright 147  
160 UBS 129  
161 CMS 173  
162 Think Ahead NEW NEW
163 Newton NEW NEW
164 ABB 175  
165 Lidl 144  
166 Thames Water 140  
167 MACE 138  
168 INEOS 252  
169 Womble Bond Dickinson 157  
170 Jagex 160  
171 Thales 119  
172 Leonardo 171  
173 Nationwide 212  
174 Simmons & Simmons 154  
175 BuroHappold Engineering 199  
176 Zurich Insurance 167  
177 MBDA 184  
178 Kirkland & Ellis International LLP 187  
179 CBRE 224  
180 Oracle 210  
181 Savills 183  
182 Lloyd’s Register 203  
183 Ashurst LLP 198  
184 Barratt Developments 194  
185 JLL NEW NEW
186 National Audit Office 122  
187 Nomura 178  
188 Anglian Water 179  
189 Total 185  
190 Macfarlanes LLP 231  
191 Aviva 193  
192 MSD (Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited) 112  
193 Mastercard NEW NEW
194 Danone 145  
195 Oliver Wyman NEW NEW
196 Sellafield 188  
197 OC&C Strategy Consultants NEW NEW
198 Caterpillar 170  
199 Lazard NEW NEW
200 Tata Steel 196  
201 Enterprise Rent-A-Car 201
202 Freeths 295  
203 Mishcon de Reya 191  
204 Asda 221  
205 Baillie Gifford NEW NEW
206 Honda 189  
207 Co-op NEW NEW
208 Next Plc 200  
209 Fidelity International 169  
210 Sainsbury’s 206  
211 Dell 190  
212 Wood Group 182  
213 Johnson Matthey 209  
214 BAM Construct UK 162  
215 DHL 208  
216 Kraft Heinz NEW NEW
217 RB 232  
218 Latham & Watkins LLP 217  
219 AkzoNobel 213  
220 DWF 251  
221 Anthony Gold Solicitors 233  
222 Reed Smith 197  
223 Ocado NEW NEW
224 Unlocked Graduates NEW NEW
225 McDonald’s 227  
226 WPP 168  
227 Knight Frank NEW NEW
228 Burges Salmon 207  
229 QinetiQ 204  
230 Veolia 234  
231 Mayer Brown International LLP 230  
232 UK Power Networks 222  
233 LEK Consulting NEW NEW
234 Severn Trent 215  
235 RSM 229  
236 Travers Smith LLP 254  
237 Osborne Clarke LLP 248  
238 Laing O’Rourke 181  
239 Phillips 66 265  
240 Blake Morgan 177  
241 Kennedys 223  
242 British Sugar 225  
243 Jones Day 202  
244 JCB 219  
245 Cummins 237  
246 Browne Jacobson LLP 260  
247 Royal Mail Group NEW NEW
248 CGI 300  
249 Ashfords 287  
250 Skanska 211  
251 Skyscanner 238  
252 Mills & Reeve LLP 249  
253 Morrisons 244  
254 Brodies LLP 226  
255 FDM Group NEW NEW
256 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP NEW NEW
257 Fieldfisher NEW NEW
258 Morgan Sindall 180  
259 Gowling WLG 218  
260 Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner 267  
261 Standard Life Aberdeen 240  
262 Galliford Try NEW NEW
263 Air Products 272  
264 Inmarsat 268  
265 Amey 261  
266 Bristows 246  
267 Shearman & Sterling LLP 236  
268 Kimberly-Clark 299  
269 TPP 262  
270 Charles Russell Speechlys 282  
271 Petrofac 269  
272 Smith & Williamson NEW NEW
273 United Utilities 228  
274 DAC Beachcroft LLP 278  
275 Mercer 263  
276 E.ON 172  
277 M&G NEW NEW
278 RPC 270  
279 FirstGroup 291  
280 Société Générale 216  
281 Kerry Group 285  
282 Weightmans 250  
283 King 276  
284 Wates NEW NEW
285 Shakespeare Martineau 255  
286 Withers LLP 245  
287 Expedia 286  
288 Qualcomm 258  
289 Farrer & Co 275  
290 Taylor Wessing 247  
291 Centrica (British Gas) 257  
292 Dechert NEW NEW
293 Taylor Wimpey NEW NEW
294 eBay Inc. 274  
295 BLM 294  
296 Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP NEW NEW
297 Vodafone 281  
298 London Stock Exchange Group 243  
299 Imagination Technologies New NEW
300 Croda 283