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Top 100 employers for school leavers announced at City Hall!

See list of winners below or here!

  • Mercedes-Benz wins Top Employer for School & College Leavers award
  • EY school leaver trainee wins School Leaver of the Year award
  • New Degree Apprenticeship programmes recognised for the first time

The UK’s top employers for school leavers were revealed last night, when the results of a nationwide survey were announced at an awards ceremony in London’s City Hall.

In the fourth annual ceremony, Mercedes-Benz was named Top Employer for School & College Leavers, and Amber Westmoreland of EY won the School or College Leaver of the Year award.

Jack Denton, director and co-founder of, said: “Our awards, solely based on the opinions of the people currently participating in these training programmes, help other young people see which areas employers are excelling in, and who offers them the best opportunities.”

Read more about the Top 100 Employers for school and college leavers, and see the full list here:

Top 100 Employers
1.           Mercedes-Benz
2.           Schroders
3.           Savers
4.           TUI UK & Ireland
5.           EE
6.           Be Wiser Insurance
7.           Nomura
8.           JLL
9.           Peugeot Citroen Retail Group
10.         Hays Travel
11.         J.P. Morgan
12.         Haymarket Media Group
13.         Visa Europe
14.         Sky
15.         Smith & Williamson
=           NG Bailey
=           British Sugar
=           AXA
19          T5Hanson
20          Coventry City Council
21          The National Physical Laboratory
=            Mazars
23          EY
24          BMW
25          Royal Mail Group
26          Capgemini
=           3M
28          Barclays
29          Autonet Insurance
30          Henderson Global Investors
31          Marshall Aerospace
32          DSTL
=           Barratt Developments
34          Hazlewoods
35          Busy Bees Training Academy
36          BP
37          InterContinental Hotels Group
38          Kennedys
39          National Grid
=           Greene King
41          DHL
42          Morgan Sindall
43          Escalla
44          GSK
45          Superdrug
=           Connells Group
47          Accenture
48          Bentley Motors
49          PwC
=            Anchor
51          Transport for London
=            Boots
53          Jaguar Land Rover
=            ITV
=           Commerzbank
56          RBS
57          EDF Energy
58          Arup
59          Crowe Clark Whitehill
=           Asquith Day Nurseries & Pre-Schools
61          MHA MacIntyre Hudson
62          Ginger Nut Media
63          Virgin Media
64          IFDS
65          Thales
66          RSM
67          IBM
=           Anglian Water
=           Alstom
70          Nottingham City Council
71          Grant Thornton
=           BT
73          Lloyds Banking Group
74          Arqiva
75          KFC
76          Fujitsu
77          National Audit Office
78          Gist
=           Deloitte
80          Aecom
81          Empiric
82          BDO
83          Volvo
84          Harrods
85          Laing O’Rourke
86          CGI
87          Hill Dickinson
=           Balfour Beatty
89          Severn Trent Water
90          A4G
91          Tangerine
92          BBC
93          Civil Service
94          5E
95          BAM Nuttall
96          Shoosmiths
97          Marks & Spencer
=           Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
99          Creative Pioneers
100        Gordons LLP
Award Winners

Top Employer for School & College Leavers

Winner: Mercedes-Benz

Best Intermediate Apprenticeship

Winner: Peugeot Citroen Retail Group

Best Advanced Apprenticeship

Winner: Mercedes-Benz

Best Higher Apprenticeship

Winner: Barclays

Best Degree Apprenticeship

Winner: Lloyds Banking Group

Best School Leaver Programme

Winner: Schroders

Best Sponsored Degree

Winner: Morgan Sindall

Best Training

Winner: Mercedes-Benz

Best for Skills Development

Winner: TUI UK & Ireland

Best for Career Progression

Winner: Mercedes-Benz

Best Level of Support

Winner: Savers

Best for Job Satisfaction

Winner: Savers

Best Company Culture

Winner: EE

Awards decided by an independent judging panel

School or College Leaver of the Year

Winner: Amber Westmoreland, EY

Best School & College Leaver Recruitment Campaign

Winner: Jaguar Land Rover

Best Use of School & College Engagement in a Recruitment Campaign

Winner: Jaguar Land Rover

Most Innovative School & College Leaver Recruitment Campaign

Winner: Marks & Spencer

Awards decided by an independent student panel

Best School & College Leaver Recruitment Website

Winner: Laing O’Rourke

Best Use of Social Media in a School & College Leaver Recruitment Campaign

Winner: Sky

Top Employers by industry

Top Employer – Accounting & Professional Services

Winner: Smith & Williamson

Top Employer – Banking & Financial Services   

Winner: Schroders

Top Employer – Creative Industries

Winner: Haymarket Media Group

Top Employer – Energy & Utilities

Winner: BP

Top Employer – Engineering

Winner: Mercedes-Benz

Top Employer – Hospitality & Tourism

Winner: TUI UK & Ireland

Top Employer – IT & Technology

Winner: Visa Europe

Top Employer – Property & Construction

Winner: JLL

Top Employer – Public Sector

Winner: Coventry City Council

Top Employer – Retail

Winner: Savers

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