PricewaterhouseCoopers retains top spot in graduates’ best places to work list

Accounting giant, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has retained its position as the best company to work for according to a UK Graduate Survey for 2007.

A survey of business students by employer branding firm Universum, found that PwC was the ideal firm to work for 15% of respondents, followed by investment bank, Goldman Sachs (14%), and the BBC (13%).

Rival auditing firm Ernst & Young swapped seventh place last year, for fourth this year. KPMG retained 10th place, while Deloitte fell from fourth last year, to 15th in 2007, having attracted 9% of the votes.

First time entrant, search engine Google ranked sixth.

Charles Macleod, director of resourcing PwC UK said: “We are delighted that students continue to respond so positively to our firm, as attracting the best talent is key to our business success.

This is not just down to our size. We offer real opportunity to progress and to work with a wide range of quality clients. Also, great people are attracted to working with other great people,” he said.

The survey, meanwhile, puts the BBC in top position as voted for by engineering/science/IT and humanities students. The Environment Agency and Ministry of Defence (MoD) followed closely behind among engineering/science/IT students.

The Civil Service and the MoD also trailed the BBC as voted for by those respondents studying humanities.

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