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Ten Of The Best Employers In UK

18 March 2019
Zara Woodcock
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When looking for a place to work for, it’s important to research the company’s culture, pay benefits, treatment of staff, as well as many other small things. Every sector has big and successful companies to be part of, but which ones are the top employers?

We have compiled a generalised list of the top ten best organisations to work for, ranging from insurance to engineering. Our list is compiled from foundings made by The Sunday TimesGlassdoor, and CNBC.

1. Anglian Water

Sector: Water and Sewerage

Headquarters: Huntingdon

Overview: Anglian Water is a water company that supplies water to the majority of East of England. The company employs over 4,000 people and supplies water to over six million. According to Glassdoor, 94 per cent of people who worked there approve of the CEO. Employees praise the company for being proud and passionate, resulting in a positive work culture.

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2. Admiral Group

Sector: Insurance

Headquarters: Cardiff

Overview: Admiral Group is a large motor insurance company that is listed in the London Stock Exchange as a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. The company launched in 1993 and now has operations in Spain, Italy, France, USA, and Mexico. Admiral scored 80 per cent on having a strong sense of family in a survey taken by staff. They also scored 76 per cent in having an inspirational chief executive.

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Sectors: Fashion, Retail and Warehouse.

Headquarters: London

Overview: ASOS is one of the world’s biggest online retailers, with over 4,300 employees in the UK.  According to LinkedIn, everyone at the company has an “entrepreneurial attitude” and the fact they are part of “youth culture” is massively beneficial to both the staff and the consumers. Reviews on Glassdoor show that 86 per cent of staff approve of the Chief Executive Officer.

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4. Bain & Company

Sectors: Consulting

Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts

Overview: Bain & Company is an American management consultancy with offices in England. It is known as one of the “Big Three” consultancies and is one of the most prestigious employers in the industry. The company has been voted as the best place to work at four times (2012, 2014, 2017, and 2019). 98 per cent of staff approve of the CEO and most say the company has the best people to work with.

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5. BBC

Sectors: Media

Headquarters: London

Overview: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a part of British life and culture. It has become one of the world’s most famous news and entertainment source. With over 20,000 employees, the BBC is known for its great chances of career progression and good pay benefits. Around 86 per cent of employees and ex-employees would recommend working at BBC to a friend.

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6. Explore Learning

Sectors: Education

Headquarters: Guildford

Overview: Explore Learning focuses on children’s education in Surrey. It has helped over 200,000 children aged four to 14 to reach their potential in English and Mathematics. It has 140 centres nationwide where they pride themselves in building confident learners. Employees believe the organisation is good for personal growth and that the teams are great fun to work with.

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Sectors: Banking and Finance

Headquarters: London

Overview: HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisation in the entire world. There are over 7,500 offices around the world with over 85,000 employees. The organisation was founded in Birmingham back in 1865. Over 90 per cent of employees approving of the CEO, and the majority mention they good work-life balance and passionate colleagues.

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8. JP Morgan Chase

Sector: Banking & Finance

Headquarters: New York

Overview: JP Morgan Chase has operations in over 100 countries and specialises in consumer, corporate and investment banking, private banking, and commercial banking. Employees say careers with JP Morgan Chases results in great progression and mobility, with options to move all over the world. The Chief Executive Jamie Dimon won one of the few Top CEO Awards of 2018, with over 94 per cent employees approving him.

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9. Marriott Hotels International

Sectors: Leisure, Tourism

Headquarters: Maryland, USA

Overview: Marriott Hotels is the largest hotel chain in the world with more than 6,500 properties in 127 countries around the world. Employees mention the room for great career progression in the franchise, with opportunities all over the world. About 80 per cent of employees are extremely proud to work for the company due to the work culture as well as their contribution to the company’s success.

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10. XPO Logistics

Sector: Transportation, Logistics

Headquarter: Connecticut, USA

Overview: XPO Logistics is one of the world’s ten largest providers of transportation and logistics services. The organisation has almost 100,000 employees with more than 1,529 locations dotted around the world. Over 95 per cent of employees approve of the CEO Bradley Jacobs, helping him win some of the Top CEOs Awards of 2018. The company provides opportunities for progression and has a relaxed but determined atmosphere.

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More information on Engineering jobs

Looking for more information on a career in engineering? Check out our guide to engineering jobs, which explains what it is like to work in the sector, as well as providing useful CV templates, a list of popular jobs, and more information on what employers are looking for.