Top companies for graduates revealed
The list is compiled from interviews with 18,400 final year university students, and includes everything from their assessment of career expectations and aspirations, to the quality of the recruitment process, and their experiences during any applications or interviews they have been through.
Big risers in the list include Aldi, which has risen to second, thanks to its excellent management training programme, a starting salary of £42,000, and the provision of a company car. These employee benefits plus the investment in training graduate receive have seen it rise from being down in 65th in 2002.
Tech giant Google comes third, but other surprising top ten-placed employers include Teach First – which will this year hire nearly 2,000 graduates, the highest number by an individual graduate employer in the UK. Meanwhile, the much embattled NHS, which still has a pay freeze, manages to come in at 7th place.
The big consultancies still dominate the list, with Deloitte, EY and KPMG also in the top ten, but the BBC also sneaks into 10th place. John Lewis, a regular top ten-placed organisation dropped out of the top ten, but was still 11th on the list.