Top 100 undergraduate employers: Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the UK's best employer for recent graduates and other young talent

 
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Over 50 per cent of UK graduates are in non-graduate jobs (Source: Getty)

It’s hard to find qualified work as a student, but some UK companies are better than others at making the most of undergraduate talent.


Bank of America Merrill Lynch has claimed the top spot, as last year’s winner Barclays dropped down to the ninth place on the list when Rate My Placement ranked the top 100 undergraduate employers.

Kate Eggers, campus recruitment at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, said:

To be ranked the number one employer in this survey is a phenomenal accolade that supports our dedication to develop young talent and shape the future leaders of our company.

Overall, financial companies seem to be good at attracting and supporting young talent. The sector dominates the list, with Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and Deloitte also in the top 10.


Today’s ranking followed the news that half of the UK’s recent graduates are working in non-graduate jobs.

Overall, graduate salaries are rising, but in London, paycheques have grown four per cent thinner, a development Ollie Sidwell, co-founder of Rate My Placement, called “concerning”:

A placement or internship is a brilliant place to gain vital experience and it’s important that students are paid at a reasonable level that allows them to complete their time at a company without financial worries.

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