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Top 10 Employers Candidates Worked For After University

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Talent Trends

Since a candidate’s previous experience is often one of the key things that hiring employers take into account when sorting through applications, we decided to look at the top 10 employers that candidates who are signed up to TalentPool have worked for after leaving university. Here are the results…

 

The Results

It is within three out of four of the leading professional services firms, Deloitte, EY and HSBC, that our candidates have had the most professional experience in roles ranging from management to consulting to marketing. These companies recruit high volumes of university leavers onto their training schemes and offer high volumes of internship and job opportunities.

The BBC takes the lead in the media industry in 5th place, whilst Cancer Research, the UK’s largest charity, ranks 6th in our list.

So what?

Unsurprisingly professional services and finance firms are the most common source of candidates looking for a job in a startup or SME. It’s expected that for most corporate grad schemes – of which Deloitte and EY have some of the largest, the majority of those on them will have left within 2 or 3 years.

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