Rolls Royce Group named UK’s most attractive large employer

Rolls RoyceRolls Royce Group has been named the large organisation UK employees would most like to work for in the Global Randstad Award 2016.

The employer branding survey, which had 200,000 global respondents across 25 countries, ranked British Airways as the second most attractive large employer, with Marks and Spencer coming in third.

Respondents were asked to rate the attractiveness of their country’s largest employers to create the list, with 8,100 respondents from the UK contributing their answers.

The research also found that Google is the employer brand that respondents would most like to work for in India and Switzerland, BMW was named winner of the Global Randstad Award 2016 in Germany, Ikea in Sweden, and IBM in Spain, with the Walt Disney Company claiming top place in the United States.

The organisations named in the top 20 most attractive large employers in the UK are:

  1. Rolls Royce Group
  2. British Airways
  3. Marks and Spencer
  4. BMW
  5. Jaguar Land Rover
  6. Boots
  7. BAE Systems
  8. Mondelez International
  9. Virgin Media
  10. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC)
  11. Diageo
  12. Sainsbury’s
  13. Philips
  14. Alstom
  15. AstraZeneca
  16. Carnival UK
  17. Next
  18. GlaxoSmithKline
  19. Ford
  20. Debenhams

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Jacques van den Broek, chief executive officer at Randstad, said: “In the UK, it’s clear that the winner of the Randstad Award, the Rolls Royce Group, has an almost timeless appeal and a brand that is rooted in the country’s heritage and national identity.

“Much the same could be said of British Airways and Marks and Spencer. But the largest companies need to beware the potential disconnect between what prospective employees look for in an employer and what they perceive the biggest employers to offer.”