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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2021 rankings

2021 Employer 2020 Movement
1 Google 1
2 Amazon 6  
3 BBC 3
4 Cancer Research UK 2  
5 MI6 - Secret Intelligence Service 5
6 GSK 4  
7 J.P. Morgan 8  
8 Microsoft 12  
9 MI5 - The Security Service 9
10 Rolls-Royce 7  
11 Goldman Sachs 11
12 Deloitte 17  
13 ASOS 15  
14 AstraZeneca 21  
15 The Civil Service Fast Stream 10  
16 EY 22  
17 British Airways 13  
18 Pfizer 34  
19 L’Oréal 24  
20 Jaguar Land Rover 19  
21 PwC 14  
22 Unilever 16  
23 Bank of England 69  
24 NHS Leadership Academy 26  
25 Apple 30  
26 KPMG 23  
27 GCHQ 20  
28 Barclays 29  
29 BAE Systems 31  
30 British Council 32  
31 Airbus 28  
32 Teach First 27  
33 Local Government - National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP) 35  
34 Arup 25  
35 Bloomberg 38  
36 Sky 47  
37 Accenture 43  
38 IBM 39  
39 Allen & Overy LLP 49  
40 Clifford Chance 40
41 HM Revenue & Customs 56  
42 Procter & Gamble (P&G) 33  
43 Morgan Stanley 41  
44 McKinsey & Company 46  
45 HSBC Bank plc 37  
46 Aldi 63  
47 Johnson & Johnson 42 > 
48 Ministry of Justice (National Probation Service) 70  
49 Boeing 51  
50 BlackRock 74  
51 Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains 50  
52 McLaren 44  
53 Network Rail 64  
54 Charityworks NEW NEW
55 Bank of America 72  
56 Atkins 58  
57 Siemens 53  
58 Linklaters 71  
59 Mondelez International (Cadbury, Oreo etc) 48  
60 BMW Group 59  
61 Boston Consulting Group 65  
62 Irwin Mitchell 97  
63 Dyson 52  
64 AECOM 66  
65 Ministry of Defence - Defence Equipment & Support 140  
66 Deutsche Bank 75  
67 American Express 94  
68 Hilton 55  
69 Baker McKenzie 89  
70 Facebook 95  
71 mckinsey 57  
72 The Royal Air Force 68  
73 Nestlé 84  
74 Lloyds Banking Group 73  
75 Slaughter and May 85  
76 The Army 54  
77 Bain & Company 88  
78 BT 86  
79 Aston Martin Lagonda 79
80 BP 67  
81 Arm 112  
82 Mott MacDonald 76  
83 EDF Energy 80  
84 Marks & Spencer 81  
85 Ubisoft 78  
86 STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council) 62  
87 Bird & Bird 132  
88 Arcadia Group (Topshop, Burton, Dorothy Perkins) 60  
89 GE (General Electric) 83  
90 Shell 61  
91 DLA Piper 106  
92 The Royal Navy 77  
93 Bayer 92  
94 Police Now 103  
95 London Stock Exchange Group 298  
96 Diageo 99  
97 Boots 98  
98 Virgin Media 87  
99 Clyde & Co LLP 128  
100 Financial Conduct Authority 107  
101 White & Case LLP 116  
102 Credit Suisse 113  
103 Roche 96  
104 Mars 82  
105 Herbert Smith Freehills LLP 102  
106 Toyota 91  
107 Addleshaw Goddard 157  
108 Capital One 117  
109 Merlin Entertainments 100  
110 Allianz 133  
111 Grant Thornton 115  
112 Sony 104  
113 Kennedys 241  
114 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP 123  
115 Citi 109  
116 ExxonMobil 90  
117 Balfour Beatty 118  
118 National Grid 101  
119 Lockheed Martin NEW NEW
120 Explore Learning 111  
121 Shoosmiths 126  
122 Transport for London 93  
123 Frontline 108  
124 Wellcome NEW NEW
125 Think Ahead 162  
126 Admiral NEW NEW
127 Cisco 110  
128 Lloyd’s 143 15
129 CERN NEW NEW
130 BNP Paribas 129  
131 Intel 121  
132 Santander 105  
133 NatWest Group 114  
134 Pinsent Masons LLP 134
135 Bosch 120  
136 Jacobs 122  
137 Hogan Lovells 145  
138 BDO 158  
139 Capgemini 153  
140 Abbott UK 137  
141 FTI Consulting 144  
142 Tesco 156  
143 Eversheds Sutherland 127  
144 Ashurst LLP 183  
145 TJX Europe (TK Maxx) 149  
146 Latham & Watkins LLP 218  
147 Aon 151  
148 BLM 295  
149 National Audit Office 186  
150 Asda 204  
151 UBS 160  
152 Ford 135  
153 Visa 119  
154 Mishcon de Reya 203  
155 CMS 161  
156 Babcock 124  
157 Fidelity International 209  
158 Baillie Gifford 205  
159 DWF 220  
160 BAM Construct UK 214  
161 Mastercard 193  
162 ScottishPower 147  
163 AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment) 150  
164 DHL 215  
165 Womble Bond Dickinson 169  
166 Macfarlanes LLP 190  
167 nucleargraduates 136  
168 SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy) 148  
169 Volkswagen Group 125  
170 Dentons 141  
171 MSD (Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited) 192  
172 Co-op 207  
173 Lidl 165  
174 Kier Group 130  
175 Kirkland & Ellis International LLP 178  
176 Samsung 139  
177 Burges Salmon 228  
178 ABB 164  
179 PA Consulting Group 155  
180 Yorkshire Water 154  
181 Honda 206  
182 Danone 194  
183 Ashfords 249  
184 Laing O’Rourke 238  
185 Arcadis NEW NEW
186 Simmons & Simmons 174  
187 Ocado Group 223  
188 Schlumberger 152  
189 Newton 163  
190 Blake Morgan 240  
191 WSP 146  
192 UK Power Networks 232  
193 Caterpillar 198  
194 Aviva 191  
195 Anglian Water 188  
196 INEOS 168  
197 Next 208  
198 QinetiQ 229  
199 Osborne Clarke LLP 237  
200 Thames Water 166  
201 Reed Smith 222  
202 Nissan 131  
203 Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner 260  
204 Norton Rose Fulbright 159  
205 Zurich Insurance 176  
206 McDonald’s 225  
207 Willis Towers Watson 142  
208 Enterprise Rent-A-Car 201  
209 Oracle 180  
210 Leonardo 172  
211 Unlocked Graduates 224  
212 OC&C Strategy Consultants 197  
213 BuroHappold Engineering 175  
214 Mace 167  
215 Oliver Wyman 195  
216 DSTL 138  
217 Royal Mail Group 247  
218 Charles Russell Speechlys 270  
219 Travers Smith LLP 236  
220 RB 217  
221 Freeths 202  
222 Nomura 187  
223 MBDA 177  
224 Farrer & Co 289  
225 Browne Jacobson LLP 246  
226 Thales 171  
227 Savills 181  
228 Dell 211  
229 Cummins 245  
230 RSM 235  
231 Johnson Matthey 213  
232 Air Products 263  
233 Bristows 266  
234 Total 189  
235 Fieldfisher 257  
236 Mills & Reeve LLP 252  
237 Schroders NEW NEW
238 Marsh & Mclennan Companies 275  
239 AkzoNobel 219  
240 Taylor Wessing 290  
241 Gowling WLG 259  
242 Anthony Gold Solicitors 221  
243 Sellafield 196  
244 Nationwide Building Society 173  
245 RPC 278  
246 Barratt Developments 184  
247 Jagex 170  
248 Lloyd’s Register 182  
249 Mayer Brown International LLP 231  
250 NFU Mutual NEW NEW
251 TLT LLP NEW NEW
252 Shearman & Sterling LLP 267  
253 Skanska 250  
254 Severn Trent 234  
255 Hill Dickinson LLP NEW NEW
256 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld NEW NEW
257 Tata Steel 200  
258 Brodies LLP 254  
259 LEK Consulting 233  
260 United Utilities 273  
261 British Sugar 242  
262 Phillips 66 239  
263 Shakespeare Martineau 285  
264 JCB 244  
265 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 256  
266 Lazard 199  
267 CGI 248  
268 Amey 265  
269 Standard Chartered NEW NEW
270 Société Générale 280  
271 DAC Beachcroft LLP 274  
272 Cooley LLP NEW NEW
273 Hewlett Packard Enterprise NEW NEW
274 Kraft Heinz 216  
275 Trowers & Hamlins NEW NEW
276 Digby Brown NEW NEW
277 Veolia 230  
278 G-Research NEW NEW
279 Weightmans 282  
280 Alstom NEW NEW
281 Morrisons 253  
282 Co-Op Bank NEW NEW
283 Jones Day 243  
284 Fujitsu NEW NEW
285 Squire Patton Boggs NEW NEW
286 Galliford Try 262  
287 Petrofac 271  
288 Forsters LLP NEW NEW
289 FirstGroup 279  
290 Gateley Plc NEW NEW
291 Morgan Sindall 258  
292 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP NEW NEW
293 Lewis Silkin NEW NEW
294 Knight Frank 227  
295 Wood 212  
296 eBay Inc. 294  
297 Weil, Gotshal & Manges NEW NEW
298 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP NEW NEW
299 Inmarsat 264  
300 Vodafone 297