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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2022/23 rankings

2022 Employer 2021 Movement
1 Google 1 ...
2 Amazon 2 ...
3 BBC 3 ...
4 AstraZeneca 14  
5 MI6 - Secret Intelligence Service 5 ...
6 Cancer Research UK 4  
7 Microsoft 8  
8 The Walt Disney Company NEW NEW
9 Pfizer 18  
10 Rolls-Royce 10 ...
11 ASOS 13  
12 Apple 25  
13 MI5 - The Security Service 9  
14 GSK 6  
15 J.P. Morgan 7  
16 Deloitte 12  
17 British Airways 17 ...
18 Goldman Sachs 11  
19 NHS Leadership Academy 24  
20 The Civil Service Fast Stream 15  
21 GCHQ 27  
22 L'Oréal 19  
23 PwC 21  
24 Jaguar Land Rover 20  
25 Barclays 28  
26 EY 16  
27 Bank of England 23  
28 Teach First 32  
29 Accenture 37  
30 BAE Systems 29  
31 British Council 30  
32 KPMG 26  
33 Clifford Chance 40  
34 Airbus 31  
35 IBM 38  
36 Sky 36 ...
37 Johnson & Johnson 47  
38 Allen & Overy LLP 39  
39 Bloomberg 35  
40 HM Revenue & Customs 41  
41 Local Government - National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP) 33  
42 Arup 34  
43 McKinsey & Company 44  
44 Aldi 46  
45 HSBC Bank plc 45 ...
46 American Express 67  
47 BMW Group 60
48 Morgan Stanley 43  
49 McLaren 52  
50 Ministry of Justice (National Probation Service) 48  
51 BlackRock 50  
52 Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains 51  
53 Bank of America 55  
54 Boeing 49  
55 Facebook 70  
56 Marks & Spencer 84  
57 Charityworks 54  
58 The Army 76  
59 Siemens 57  
60 Ministry of Defence 65  
61 Boots 97  
62 BT 78  
63 Rockstar Games 71  
64 The Royal Air Force 72  
65 Boston Consulting Group 61  
66 Linklaters 58  
67 Dyson 63  
68 Hilton 68 ...
69 Adobe NEW NEW
70 Deutsche Bank 66  
71 Bupa NEW NEW
72 Lloyds Banking Group 74  
73 Aston Martin Lagonda 79  
74 Slaughter and May 75  
75 Nestlé 73  
76 Ubisoft 85  
77 Asda 150  
78 Unilever 22  
79 AECOM 64  
80 The Royal Navy 92  
81 Sony 112  
82 Irwin Mitchell 62  
83 GE (General Electric) 89  
84 Bain & Company 77  
85 Atkins 56  
86 Clyde & Co LLP 99  
87 Virgin Media 98  
88 STFC 86  
89 DLA Piper 91  
90 Merlin Entertainments 109  
91 Baker McKenzie 69  
92 Credit Suisse 102  
93 Bird & Bird 87  
94 Bayer 93  
95 London Stock Exchange Group 95 ...
96 Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) 100  
97 BP 80  
98 Explore Learning 120  
99 Roche 103  
100 EDF Energy 83  
101 Allianz 110  
102 Mott MacDonald 82  
103 Procter & Gamble (P&G) 42  
104 Citi 115  
105 Shell 90  
106 Capital One 108  
107 Police Now 94  
108 Intel 131  
109 Abbott UK 140  
110 National Grid 118  
111 Addleshaw Goddard 107  
112 White & Case LLP 101  
113 Network Rail 53  
114 CERN 129  
115 Frontline 123  
116 Admiral 126  
117 Transport for London 122  
118 Samsung 176  
119 Capgemini 139  
120 Ford 152  
121 Herbert Smith Freehills LLP 105  
122 Eversheds Sutherland 143  
123 PepsiCo NEW NEW
124 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP 114  
125 Mastercard 161  
126 Cisco 127  
127 NatWest Group 133  
128 Tesco 142  
129 Think Ahead 125  
130 Visa 153  
131 TJX Europe (TK Maxx) 145  
132 Grant Thornton 111  
133 Wellcome 124  
134 ExxonMobil 116  
135 Lloyd's 128  
136 Bosch 135  
137 Santander 132  
138 Lockheed Martin 119  
139 ABB 178  
140 Balfour Beatty 117  
141 Shoosmiths 121  
142 Arm 81  
143 Kennedys 113  
144 Mondelez International (Cadbury, Oreo etc) 59  
145 Next 197  
146 Lidl 173  
147 BLM 148  
148 BNP Paribas 130  
149 Ashurst LLP 144  
150 BDO 138  
151 ScottishPower 162  
152 Rothschild & Co NEW NEW
153 Anthony Gold Solicitors 242  
154 Babcock 156  
155 Co-op 172  
156 Hogan Lovells 137  
157 Arcadis 185  
158 Associated British Foods (ABF) NEW NEW
159 Jacobs 136  
160 Simmons & Simmons 186  
161 nucleargraduates 167  
162 Honda 181  
163 Aviva 194  
164 FTI Consulting 141  
165 Toyota 106  
166 Royal Mail Group 217  
167 AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment) 163  
168 Dentons 170  
169 MSD UK 171  
170 Volkswagen Group 169  
171 Nationwide Building Society 244  
172 CMS 155  
173 Ocado Group 187  
174 Pinsent Masons LLP 134  
175 Ashfords 183  
176 PA Consulting Group 179  
177 Baillie Gifford 158  
178 Fidelity International 157  
179 Mishcon de Reya 154  
180 Burges Salmon 177  
181 Latham & Watkins LLP 146  
182 Macfarlanes LLP 166  
183 Dell 228  
184 McDonald's 206  
185 Nissan 202  
186 BAM Construct UK 160  
187 Aon 147  
188 Thames Water 200  
189 DHL 164  
190 AkzoNobel 239  
191 Newton 189  
192 3M 311  
193 Air Products 232  
194 Mars 104  
195 National Audit Office (NAO) 149  
196 DSTL 216  
197 Anglian Water 195  
198 Morrisons 281  
199 UBS 151  
200 Browne Jacobson LLP 225  
201 Enterprise Rent-A-Car 208  
202 Blake Morgan 190  
203 Charles Russell Speechlys 218  
204 Kier Group 174  
205 Reed Smith 201  
206 Womble Bond Dickinson 165  
207 Oracle 209  
208 DWF 159  
209 Thales 226  
210 Cummins 229  
211 Tata Steel 257  
212 Gazprom Marketing & Trading Group NEW NEW
213 Caterpillar 193  
214 Zurich Insurance 205  
215 INEOS 196  
216 WSP 191  
217 Jane Street 301  
218 Gowling WLG 241  
219 SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy) 168  
220 TotalEnergies 234  
221 Kirkland & Ellis International LLP 175  
222 Diageo 96  
223 Shakespeare Martineau 263  
224 Johnson Matthey 231  
225 Lazard 266  
226 Osborne Clarke LLP 199  
227 MBDA 223  
228 Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner 203  
229 Schlumberger 188  
230 UK Power Networks 192  
231 Welsh Water (Dwr Cymru) NEW NEW
232 Mayer Brown International LLP 249  
233 Amey 268  
234 Inmarsat 299  
235 Yorkshire Water 180  
236 Mace 214  
237 Ovo Energy 372  
238 Oliver Wyman 215  
239 G-Research 278  
240 Leonardo 210  
241 Farrer & Co 224  
242 Norton Rose Fulbright 204  
243 Unlocked Graduates 211  
244 Alfa 363  
245 Brodies LLP 258  
246 Reckitt 220  
247 Hewlett Packard Enterprise 273  
248 QinetiQ 198  
249 Buro Happold 213  
250 CGI 267  
251 Jagex 247  
252 Alstom 280  
253 eBay Inc. 296  
254 Severn Trent 254 ...
255 E.ON 335  
256 JCB 264  
257 Taylor Wessing 240  
258 Co-operative Bank 282  
259 Standard Chartered 269  
260 Bates Wells 332  
261 Hill Dickinson LLP 255  
262 RSM 230  
263 Vodafone 300  
264 Just Eat NEW NEW
265 Bristows 233  
266 Kainos 302  
267 Danone 182  
268 Mills & Reeve LLP 236  
269 Weightmans 279  
270 Travers Smith LLP 219  
271 OC&C Strategy Consultants 212  
272 Forsters LLP 288  
273 Barratt Developments 246  
274 Nomura 222  
275 Laing O'Rourke 184  
276 Lloyd's Register 248  
277 Freeths 221  
278 BNY Mellon NEW NEW
279 RPC 245  
280 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP 298  
281 Willis Towers Watson 207  
282 Sellafield 243  
283 Fujitsu 284  
284 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld 256  
285 FirstGroup 289  
286 Fieldfisher 235  
287 Digby Brown 276  
288 Savills 227  
289 Galliford Try 286  
290 O2 (Telefonica) 365  
291 Centrica (British Gas) 305  
292 Bevan Brittan LLP 309  
293 Morgan Sindall 291  
294 United Utilities 260  
295 Covington and Burling 330  
296 Qualcomm 324  
297 Société Générale 270  
298 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 265  
299 Salesforce 347  
300 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher UK LLP 329