Revealed: The top graduate employers of 2015

It’s not all about the big four

PwC, Aldi and Teach First are the best places to get a grad job.

They were top of the Big Four last year and they’ve done it again as PwC came top of The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers for the second year in a row.

But the best places to work if you want huge pay packets are Aldi and law firm Allen & Overy – where new recruits can expect to earn £42,000 right away.

It’s good news for grads overall as the top 100 employers have 22,300 vacancies, which is 10 per cent more grads than last year.

Working in the public sector isn’t so bad, as both Teach First and the Civil Service made it into the top 10.

Meanwhile Teach First are also hiring the most in leavers, with 1860 vacancies this year.


The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers revealed the best places to work in the UK.

They interviewed nearly 20,000 students who left uni in the summer and asked who they thought offered the best opportunities for grads.

As for the rest of the big four auditing firms, EY and KPMG just scraped into the top 10 while Deloitte was 6th.

Aldi jumped up two places to come second, and Google got their highest ever position on the list in third.

Cancer Research UK was ranked as the best charity to work for, coming in at 46th place – offering seven places this year.

This was followed by Oxfam in 78th place and Welcome Trust in 95th.

100 top employers means there's a lot to choose from

100 top employers means there’s a lot to choose from

Unsurprisingly the BBC was considered the best media sector firm to work for, ahead of Sky and Penguin.

The top three banks to work for are Barclays, HSBC and Lloyds.

Head of student recruitment at top employer PwC, Richard Irwin said: “Students who take part in our internship and work experience placements schemes have the opportunity to see at first hand the key skills we ultimately look for in our graduate recruits.

“They can decide for themselves whether we offer the opportunity that is right for them.”