The UK’s 100 most popular employers for School Leavers

The UK’s 100 most popular employers for School Leavers – the UK’s first and largest employer ranking product aimed at school and FE college students.

  • The rankings reveal the most popular employers as voted for by 9,000 school and further education students in years 10-13 from the first ever annual trendence UK School Leaver Barometer
  • 50,000 copies will be sent to 4,000 schools and FE colleges in the UK
  • A further 8,000 copies will be distributed by GTI Media and our career partners

Congratulations if you are one of the 100 employers that school leavers most want to work for. Find out where you rank in the 2017 edition below.

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Rank
2016/17
Employer Rank
2015/16
Diff
1 Google 2 up
2 BBC 1 down
3 NHS Careers 3 same
4 MI5 - The Security Service 4 same
5 Microsoft 5 same
6 Cancer Research UK 6 same
7 ITV 8 up
8 Amazon 19 up
9 British Airways 9 same
10 Jaguar Land Rover 20 up
11 Channel 4 7 down
12 Barclays 15 up
13 Boots 13 same
14 Rolls-Royce 12 down
15 Metropolitan Police 11 down
16 John Lewis Partnership 23 up
17 Bentley 18 up
18 Harrods 17 down
19 The Army 10 down
20 Sky 16 down
21 Debenhams 21 same
22 Next 26 up
23 The Royal Air Force 14 down
24 GlaxoSmithKline 24 same
25 Airbus 30 up
26 J.P. Morgan 42 up
27 Bank of England 25 down
28 Marks and Spencer 33 up
29 The Royal Navy 22 down
30 Goldman Sachs - new
31 BAE Systems 38 up
32 HSBC Bank plc 29 down
33 Environment Agency 28 down
34 McDonald's 31 down
35 Aldi 40 up
36 Lloyds Banking Group 35 down
37 Ford 36 down
38 GCHQ 32 down
39 KPMG 39 same
40 Tesco 34 down
41 Deloitte 45 up
42 IBM UK 43 up
43 Nestlé 44 up
44 PwC 47 up
45 AstraZeneca 41 down
46 BT 37 down
47 Sainbury's 46 down
48 Shell 57 up
49 BP 48 down
50 Santander 53 up
51 Arcadia Group 49 down
52 Credit Suisse 50 down
53 Unilever 59 up
54 Burger King 56 up
55 EY 51 down
56 Lidl 65 up
57 Procter & Gamble (P&G) 58 up
58 Travelodge - new
59 Vodafone 70 up
60 Mars 64 up
61 Network Rail 52 down
62 Visa 66 up
63 Fujitsu 62 down
64 HP 54 down
65 M&G Investments 63 down
66 Morrisons 61 down
67 National Grid 60 down
68 Siemens 55 down
69 The Royal Bank of Scotland Group 69 same
70 Mayer Brown LLP 82 down
71 Allianz 67 down
72 Arup 78 up
73 Atkins 76 up
74 Balfour Beatty 92 up
75 Grant Thornton 77 up
76 Iceland 84 up
77 Mencap 73 down
78 Thales - new
79 TUI 72 down
80 Whitbread Group 100 up
81 Accenture 68 down
82 Addleshaw Goddard 93 up
83 AECOM 81 down
84 Aviva 91 up
85 RSM 71 down
86 CGI 85 down
87 Home Retail Group 86 down
88 Laing O'Rourke 99 up
89 National Audit Office 79 down
90 Starwood Hotels - new
91 Telefónica O2 74 down
92 Amey - new
93 Aon 87 down
94 BDO 80 down
95 Bond Dickinson 75 down
96 Capgemini 94 down
97 Close Brothers - new
98 Danone - new
99 DSTL - new
100 Enterprise Rent-A-Car 90 down