Google has been named the most attractive employer by undergraduate students in the UK and ranks #1 in the Most Attractive Employers list of the 2015 Universum Student Survey. Thirteen consulting firms also made the top 100 list. PwC, which is found on fourth place, is the highest ranking firm, followed by Deloitte (#8) and KPMG (#9).
Every year, employer branding company Universum releases its top 100 Most Attractive Employers in the UK ranking. The ranking, which is based on the responses of undergraduate students to its Student Survey, represents the employers that have been selected the most as the ‘ideal employer’ by the students. This year’s top 100 is based on the input of 47,776 Business/Commerce students from 78 different universities. Google retained its #1 position from last year and is again named the top employer to work for by the students, followed by Apple (#2) and J.P Morgan (#3).
An overview of the top 20 most attractive employers of the UK:
Four consulting firms are found in the top 20, with PwC, securing the highest spot of the four. All four secured higher rankings this year: PwC moved up from #5 to #4, Deloitte skipped two places from #10 to #8, KPMG moved five spaces from #14 to #9 and EY, which was found on #13 last year, secured tenth place this year.
13 consulting firms in the top 100
In total, 13 consulting firms made the top 100 list. For many students (especially business), consultancy is the most popular choice as they seek an international career that provides a ‘good work-life balance’ and stability. An overview of the 13 consulting firms and their position in the advisory industry*:
* In the top 100, the ranking of the firms is as follows: PwC: #4, Deloitte: #8, KPMG: #9, EY: #10, McKinsey & Company: #31, IBM: #37, Boston Consulting Group: #42, Accenture: #57, Bain & Company: #59, Grant Thornton: #69, Strategy&: #92, Oliver Wyman: #96 and Capgemini: #99.