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Top employers named for business and engineering sectors

Published: Wednesday, 18 April 2012   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

New research has revealed the world's most attractive employers, with Google standing out as the undisputed leader once again. Business and Engineering students should pay particularly close attention to the news.

Universum, a leading employer branding company, based its research on the preferences of over 160,000 career seekers, with a business or engineering background, from the world's 12 largest economies.

The index called ‘The World's Most Attractive Employers 2011’ splits the results into business and engineering categories. Google leads the way in both rankings.

World’s top ten in business

This is the 2011 ranking of the top ten most attractive companies to work for across both the business and engineering sectors (followed in brackets by their position last year): Google (also 1st last year), KPMG (2), PwC (4), Ernst & Young (3), Deloitte (5); Microsoft (7), Procter & Gamble (6), J.P. Morgan (9), Apple (18) and Goldman Sachs (10).

The financial enterprise PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) - placed in 3rd position - is now offering UK students a number of new graduate vacancies and paid internships in accountancy in a partnership with the professional accountancy body ICAEW and Henley Business School at the University of Reading.

"The talent market for business career seekers is being dominated by the professional services firms, known for being great places to launch a career, and by companies that offer a new working culture in a dynamic environment," said Lovisa Ohnell, head of Research and Consulting at Universum.

World’s top ten in engineering

The ranking of the top ten most attractive engineering companies is as follows: Google (1), IBM (3), Microsoft (2), BMW (5), Intel (6), Sony (4), Apple (10), General Electric (7), Siemens (8) and tenth Procter & Gamble (9).

"The software industry is highly dependent on its talent, hence the efforts to attract and retain the brightest minds. There's a new working-culture paradigm today - the relaxed & creative office - and part of it we owe it to this industry," commented Carlo Duraturo, Global Account Director at Universum.

Have you gained a degree in either the business or engineering sectors? What are your immediate plans for the future?

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