Global research and advisory firm Universum has released its 2017 ranking of the most attractive employers in the UK for business and engineering students. 

The company surveyed 45,952 students from 109 universities and asked them to share their views on careers and employers.

We honed in on the responses to see which companies they consider the most desirable.

Although tech giants — including Google and Apple — occupy the upper echelons of the list, finance and consultancy firms can also be found alongside British institutions such as the BBC. 

15. John Lewis

John Lewis has long been regarded as one of the best companies in Britain to work for.

The 153-year-old department store, which also operates Waitrose supermarkets as well as banking and financial services, is owned by a trust on behalf of all 86,000 employees, who have a say in how the business is run and are considered owners of the 48 stores across the country. 

14. Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley provides investment banking, securities, wealth management, and investment management services to clients.

The financial services firm is one of the most prestigious names in its industry. It has over 5,000 employees in London and also has an office in Glasgow. 

13. Microsoft

It’s easy to see why students are eager to work for Microsoft.

Under the leadership of Satya Nadella, CEO since 2014, the company has transformed. After it bought LinkedIn for $26 billion and in late 2016, Microsoft stock hit its first new all-time high since 1999.


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