The UK's 100 most popular employers for school leavers

The UK's 100 most popular employers for school leavers

Get inspiration from our survey of the top 100 employers that school students in the UK say they’d most like to work for.

Every year we commission a survey to ask school and college students which employers they would most like to work for. In 2016 over 10,500 pupils completed the survey – you can see the results below.

1

Google

Last year: 2
up
2

BBC

Last year: 1
down
3

NHS

Last year: 3
same
4

MI5 - The Security Service

Last year: 4
same
5

Microsoft

Last year: 5
same
6

Cancer Research UK

Last year: 6
same
7

ITV

Last year: 8
up
8

Amazon

Last year: 19
up
9

British Airways

Last year: 9
same
10

Jaguar Land Rover

Last year: 20
Business, Engineering, Finance
up
11

Channel 4

Last year: 7
down
12

Barclays

Last year: 15
up
13

Boots

Last year: 13
same
14

Rolls-Royce

Last year: 12
down
15

Metropolitan Police

Last year: 11
down
16

John Lewis Partnership

Last year: 23
up
17

Bentley

Last year: 18
up
18

Harrods

Last year: 17
down
19

The Army

Last year: 10
down
20

Sky

Last year: 16
Business, Finance, IT and technology, Media
down
21

Debenhams

Last year: 21
same
22

Next

Last year: 26
up
23

The Royal Air Force

Last year: 14
down
24

GlaxoSmithKline

Last year: 24
same
25

Airbus

Last year: 30
up
26

J.P. Morgan

Last year: 42
up
27

The Bank of England

Last year: 25
down
27

Thomas Cook

28

Marks & Spencer

Last year: 33
up
29

The Royal Navy

Last year: 22
down
30

Goldman Sachs

Finance, Investment management, Banking
32

HSBC Bank Plc

Last year: 29
Finance
down
33

Environment Agency

Last year: 28
down
34

McDonald's Restaurants Ltd

Last year: 31
Business, Retail, buying and fashion
down
35

Aldi

Last year: 40
Business, Retail, buying and fashion
up
36

Lloyds Banking Group

Last year: 35
Business, Finance
down
37

Ford

Last year: 36
down
38

GCHQ

Last year: 32
down
39

KPMG

Last year: 39
same
40

Tesco

Last year: 34
Retail, buying and fashion
down
41

Deloitte

Last year: 45
Finance
up
42

IBM

Last year: 43
Business, IT and technology
up
43

Nestlé

Last year: 44
up
44

PwC

Last year: 47
Business, Finance, IT and technology
up
45

AstraZeneca

Last year: 41
down
46

BT

Last year: 37
down
47

Sainsbury's

Last year: 46
down
48

Shell

Last year: 57
up
49

BP

Last year: 48
down
50

Santander

Last year: 53
up
51

Arcadia Group

Last year: 49
Retail, buying and fashion
down
52

Credit Suisse

Last year: 50
down
53

Unilever

Last year: 59
Business, Sales, Marketing, Engineering, IT and technology
up
54

Burger King

Last year: 56
up
55

EY

Last year: 51
Business, Management consulting, Finance, Accountancy
down
56

Lidl

Last year: 65
up
57

Procter & Gamble (P&G)

Last year: 58
up
58

Travelodge

59

Vodafone

Last year: 70
up
60

Mars

Last year: 64
up
61

Network Rail

Last year: 52
down
62

Visa

Last year: 66
up
63

Fujitsu

Last year: 62
down
64

HP

Last year: 54
down
65

M&G Investments

Last year: 63
down
66

Morrisons Plc

Last year: 61
Retail, buying and fashion
down
67

National Grid

Last year: 60
Engineering
down
68

Siemens

Last year: 55
down
69

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group

Last year: 69
same
70

Mayer Brown LLP

Last year: 82
up
71

Allianz

Last year: 67
down
72

Arup

Last year: 78
up
73

Atkins

Last year: 76
up
74

Balfour Beatty Plc

Last year: 92
Civil and structural engineering, Construction and building services engineering, Engineering
up
75

Grant Thornton

Last year: 77
up
76

Iceland

Last year: 84
up
77

Mencap

Last year: 73
down
78

Thales

79

TUI

Last year: 72
down
80

Whitbread Group

Last year: 100
up
81

Accenture

Last year: 68
Business
down
82

Addleshaw Goddard

Last year: 93
up
83

AECOM

Last year: 81
Business, HR, Construction and property, Civil and structural engineering, Construction and building services engineering, Surveying, Engineering
down
83

Royal Mail Group plc

Last year: 62
down
84

Aviva

Last year: 91
up
85

Baker Tilly

Last year: 71
down
86

CGI

Last year: 85
Management consulting, IT and technology
down
87

Home Retail Group

Last year: 86
down
88

Laing O’Rourke

Last year: 99
Business, Construction and property, Civil and structural engineering, Engineering, Science
up
88

Hill Dickinson LLP

89

National Audit Office

Last year: 79
Finance, Accountancy, Central and local government
down
89

Tata Steel

Last year: 70
down
90

Starwood Hotels

91

Telefonica

Last year: 74
down
92

Amey

93

Aon

Last year: 87
Finance
down
94

BDO LLP

Last year: 80
Accountancy
down
95

RBC Capital Markets

Last year: 99
up
95

Bond Dickinson

Last year: 75
down
96

Capgemini

Last year: 94
down


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