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Google is new entry on graduate recruitment wish-list

Published: Thursday, 07 June 2007   Category: Science, IT and Engineering | Graduate Job sector Reports

Internet search giant Google is a new entry on a long-running poll to find the employers that top student-favourites for prospective graduate employment.

The Universum UK Graduate survey for 2007 asked 7,500 final and penultimate-year students across a range of disciplines which companies they saw as offering the best prospects on the graduate recruitment market.

In a repeat of last year's result, Big Four accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers was the graduate recruitment favourite among current business students while the BBC topped the wish-list among engineering, science and IT students and those studying in humanities.

Google, however, has gained an increasing reputation as a global leader on the graduate recruitment scene, and this was reflected in figures which showed the company as sixth biggest choice by IT students and eighth most popular among those taking courses in humanities.

A spokesman for Universum reflected the growing impression of Google on the future graduate recruitment market, telling the Guardian. "In previous years Google was not thought of as an employer of graduates. But now it is spreading its wings and recruiting in Europe, it's being voted in by a lot of students in all different sectors."

Other companies to score well included the BBC, Ernst & Young and GlaxoSmithKline.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18173049-ADNFCR

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