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Google still world's favourite employer, graduate scheme hunters are told

Published: Tuesday, 28 September 2010   Category: Employer News

Google has retained its status as the most desired employer in the world, Britons looking for graduate vacancies have been informed today (September 28th).

Universum contacted 130,000 job hunters with a business or engineering background in the 12 largest economies around the globe for its World's Most Attractive Employers 2010 research.

The global talent attraction index revealed that Google topped the list for the second year running, holding off strong challenges from the accounting 'big four' in the business category.

KPMG, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Deloitte were ranked second to fifth respectively, with KPMG moving up from eighth and PwC dropping two places.

Procter and Gamble was sixth, with Microsoft seventh and Coca Cola at eight, while JP Morgan slipped two places to ninth and Goldman Sachs dropped from four to ten.

Google also remained at the summit of the engineering category, with the top three being rounded off by Microsoft and IBM, thereby maintaining the status quo from last year.

"Firms in the professional services sector need to attract top talent to be successful," commented Lovisa Ohnell, research and consulting director at Universum.

"The auditing firms are aware of the challenges and spend a lot of resources in talent attraction and employer branding."

Google is the brainchild of Stanford University graduates Sergey M Brin and Lawrence E Page and was officially founded in September 1998.

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