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Britain’s most prestigious graduate employers have been revealed, in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers list.

PwC took the top spot, for the 14th consecutive year. This year, the consultancy giant recruited 1,500 graduates and school leavers, and gave 960 students paid work experience and internships. The Civil Service Fast Stream scheme was second, followed by Aldi. Teach First and Google rounded out the top five.

John Manzoni, Civil Service Chief Executive, said he was “delighted” at the result, and stressed that there has “perhaps never been a more exciting time to consider a leadership career in the civil service.” And he’s right, the report found that Government departments and other public-sector employers will take on the largest proportion of graduates next summer – a total of 4,200.

Despite the great news for the public-sector, graduates will now be under more pressure to land themselves a lucrative scheme. The Times report found that two in five of the biggest companies are cutting the number they recruit due to concerns over Brexit, economic uncertainty and pressure to take on more school-leavers. Only 19,435 places will be on offer from the top 100 graduate employers, down 2.2% on this year.

The City is feeling the pinch the most, with investment banks and fund managers reducing intake by almost a fifth. In addition, retail is offering almost a quarter fewer graduate jobs next summer, with John Lewis suspending its programme altogether whilst it reviews its future.

Despite economic uncertainty, graduate entry salaries are unchanged for third year at £30,000 on average. Newton, the consulting firm, offers up to £50,000, while Aldi pays £44,000 and Lidl £40,000.

Britain’s most prestigious graduate employers have been revealed, in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers list.

PwC took the top spot, for the 14th consecutive year. This year, the consultancy giant recruited 1,500 graduates and school leavers, and gave 960 students paid work experience and internships. The Civil Service Fast Stream scheme was second, followed by Aldi. Teach First and Google rounded out the top five.

John Manzoni, Civil Service Chief Executive, said he was “delighted” at the result, and stressed that there has “perhaps never been a more exciting time to consider a leadership career in the civil service.” And he’s right, the report found that Government departments and other public-sector employers will take on the largest proportion of graduates next summer – a total of 4,200.

Despite the great news for the public-sector, graduates will now be under more pressure to land themselves a lucrative scheme. The Times report found that two in five of the biggest companies are cutting the number they recruit due to concerns over Brexit, economic uncertainty and pressure to take on more school-leavers. Only 19,435 places will be on offer from the top 100 graduate employers, down 2.2% on this year.

The City is feeling the pinch the most, with investment banks and fund managers reducing intake by almost a fifth. In addition, retail is offering almost a quarter fewer graduate jobs next summer, with John Lewis suspending its programme altogether whilst it reviews its future.

Despite economic uncertainty, graduate entry salaries are unchanged for third year at £30,000 on average. Newton, the consulting firm, offers up to £50,000, while Aldi pays £44,000 and Lidl £40,000.

1 PwC

2 Civil Service

3 Aldi

4 Teach First

5 Google

6 Deloitte

7 NHS

8 KPMG

9 EY

10 GSK

11 BBC

12 Unilever

13 Lidl

14 JP Morgan

15 Rolls-Royce

16 Accenture

17 HSBC

18 Goldman Sachs

19 Barclays

20 Jaguar Land Rover

21 McKinsey & Company

22 John Lewis Partnership

23 BP

24 L’Oréal

25 IBM

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