Wednesday 28 April 2021 10:07 am

LinkedIn: Barclays, Tesco and NatWest ranked top three UK workplaces

Barclays has been crowned the best company to work for, followed by Tesco and NatWest, according to LinkedIn’s list of the 25 top workplaces in the UK.

The list ranks workplaces on their capacity to build and sustain a long-term career and have been compiled based on actions taken by the platform’s 30m UK members between January and December 2020.

“With millions of people in the UK out of work, the Top Companies list provides a helpful resource of companies that offer skills development and stability, giving our members that added confidence when taking that first step towards their next opportunity,” news editor at LinkedIn, Siobhan Morrin, said.

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Barclays, which offers a mentoring programme and training modules to employees, has taken the top spot on the list.

Meanwhile, Tesco, which provides a range of skills-based resources to help employees grow in digital confidence has bagged second place. And NatWest, coming in at number three, boasts various skills development offering for its workers.

Financial services, technology, supermarket and online retail sectors have dominated the ranks this year, as they were able to quickly match evolving consumer behaviours during the pandemic.  

The retail sector has seen a major shift towards online shopping in recent months, which has boosted the likes of Tesco and Sainsbury’s up the ranks.  

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Amazon and eBay also enjoyed a boost in consumer interest, as the growth of online retail has created a higher demand for jobs, like warehouse management, logistics and delivery.

LinkedIn’s top 25 companies to work for in the UK:

1.Barclays
2.Tesco
3.NatWest Group
4.BT
5.PwC UK
6.Deloitte
7.Sainsbury’s
8.EY
9.Upwork
10.BBC
11.Bloomberg LP
12.Amazon
13.American Express
14.JPMorgan Chase & Co.
15.Cisco
16.Wipro Limited
17.Alphabet
18.Accenture
19.Unilever
20.AstraZeneca
21.eBay
22.NFU Mutual
23.Stryker
24.Bristol Myers Squibb
25.G-Research

The list only considered companies that had over 500 employees and also excluded LinkedIn, parent company Microsoft and all other Microsoft-owned companies.

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