Top employers for school and college leavers revealed

Top employers for school and college leavers revealed

The 100 companies that were voted the top UK employers in a nationwide survey were revealed at London’s City Hall on Sunday.

The results were announced as part of the’s Top 100 Employers for School & College Leavers 2016 awards ceremony, with categories including training, company culture and career development.


School leavers and apprentices from 100 companies in the UK voted for the best businesses from a wide range of companies from different sectors.

Mercedes-Benz was voted the Top Employer for School & College Leavers, with asset management company Schroders coming in second. Health and beauty retailer Savers came in third.

In addition to revealing the top 100 companies, the top intermediate, advanced and higher apprenticeship employers were also announced.

Peugeot Citroen Retail Group came top for intermediate apprenticeships, whilst Mercedes-Benz was named the top employer for advanced apprenticeships and Barclays as the top higher apprenticeship employer.

Opportunities Director and Co-Founder Jack Denton 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.”

The event was attended by industry experts, including key figures from the Association of Graduate Recruiters, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), and the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural Skills. 

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