Ireland’s 100 leading graduate employers

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Ireland’s 100 leading graduate employers reveals Ireland’s most sought-after employers from the perspective of those that matter most – the students and graduates who will provide the next generation of innovators and leaders in Irish business.

The Ireland’s 100 leading graduate employers survey is part of the European Student Barometer and is conducted by Europe’s leading graduate research firm, trendence. The data produced decide the winners of Ireland’s 100 and the winners of the gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards and contribute also to a wider pan-European study across 24 countries.

You can find more information in the book Ireland's 100 leading graduate employers, published annually and available free from your university careers service.

Rank
2013/14
Rank
2012/13
  Employer Sector
1 1 same Google (incl. Youtube) IT and telecoms
2 12 up Microsoft IT and telecoms
3 7 up Apple IT and telecoms
4 3 down Deloitte Accountancy/professional services
5 10 up Accenture Consulting
6 2 down PwC Accountancy/professional services
7 4 down KPMG Accountancy/professional services
8 9 up Abbott Ireland Science
9 16 up Kerry Group FMCG (fast moving consumer goods)
10 17 up Boston Scientific science
11 6 down Diageo FMCG (fast moving consumer goods)
12 13 up Pfizer Science
13 18 up Jameson – Irish Distillers FMCG (fast moving consumer goods)
14 19 up Bank of Ireland Financial services
15 5 down Coca-Cola FMCG (fast moving consumer goods)
15 14 down EY Accountancy/professional services
15 28 up Intel (incl. McAfee) IT and telecoms
18 8 down L’Oréal FMCG (fast moving consumer goods)
19 24 up Paddy Power Retail
20 20 same Enterprise Ireland/EOP Public service
21 30 up Lidl Ireland Retail
22 15 down Facebook IT and telecoms
23 24 up A&L Goodbody Law
24 27 up GlaxoSmithKline Science
25 36 up Glanbia FMCG (fast moving consumer goods)
25 37 up Aldi Retail
27 43 up Ericsson IT and telecoms
27 30 up IBM IT and telecoms
29 23 down Procter & Gamble Retail
30 26 down Arthur Cox Law
31 51 up Medtronic Science
31 68 up SAP IT and telecoms
33 22 down AIB Group Financial services
34 50 up Matheson Law
35 82 up Kingspan Construction
35 45 up Musgrave Group Retail
35 48 up Unilever FMCG (fast moving consumer goods)
38 32 down Airtricity Engineering
39 63 up Eli Lilly Company Science
40 NEW NEW Bord Gais Engineering
41 NEW NEW BMW Group (BMW, Mini, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars) Engineering
41 29 down Electricity Supply Board Engineering
43 21 down Golman Sachs Investment and investment banking
44 56 up Pennys (Primark) Retail
45 38 down Jaguar Land Rover Engineering
46 59 up Analog Devices Engineering
47 32 down Central Bank Financial services
48 NEW NEW Amazon IT and telecoms
48 82 up Jacobs Engineering Engineering
48 34 down Johnson & Johnson FMCG (fast moving consumer goods)
51 37 down JPMorgan Chase Investment and investment banking
52 54 up Cisco IT and telecoms
53 56 up Arup Engineering
53 81 up Stryker Instruments Engineering
55 NEW NEW A+F Hollister Retail
55 63 up Allergan Pharmaceuticals Science
55 86 up Hewlett Packard IT and telecoms
55 42 up McKinsey & Company Consulting
55 66 up Merck Sharp & Dohme Science
60 NEW NEW BioWare IT and telecoms
61 71 up Dell IT and telecoms
62 46 down Eirgrid Engineering
62 NEW NEW Sony IT and telecoms
64 53 down Citi Investment and investment banking
65 62 down Morgan Stanley Investment and investment banking
65 NEW NEW Twitter IT and telecoms
67 11 down Kraft Foods (incl. Cadbury) FMCG (fast moving consumer goods)
67 40 down Marriott Hotels Retail
69 NEW NEW Dairygold FMCG (fast moving consumer goods)
69 54 down Nestlé FMCG (fast moving consumer goods)
71 65 down Bank of America Merrill Lynch Investment and investment banking
71 NEW NEW Dunnes Stores Science
71 NEW NEW GE General Electric Engineering
74 66 down Bank of New York Mollon Investment and investment banking
74 94 up Grant Thornton Accountancy/professional services
74 68 down ICON Clinical Research Science
74 86 up Shell Engineering
78 NEW NEW eBay IT & telecoms
79 NEW NEW Tesco Ireland Retail
80 49 down Aer Lingus (incl. Aer Arann) Transport and logistics
80 NEW NEW Daimer / Mercedes-Benz Engineering
80 74 down McCann FitzGerald Law
80 59 down Siemens Engineering
82 79 down Zurich Financial Services Investment and investment banking
85 NEW NEW First Derivatives IT and telecoms
85 NEW NEW Havok IT and telecoms
87 74 down Oracle IT and telecoms
88 46 down Marks & Spencer Retail
88 74 down State Street Investment and investment banking
88 74 down Vhi Healthcare Financial services
91 86 down Mercury Engineering Engineering
91 NEW NEW PM Group Engineering
91 92 up Roche Ireland Science
94 71 down Barclays Investment and investment banking
95 82 down AIB Capital Markets Financial services
95 79 down Dublin Airport Authority Transport and logistics
95 99 up Novartis Science
95 86 down Ulster Bank/RBS Group Financial services
95 113 up Veolia Water Engineering
100 106 up Bristol Myers Squibb Science
100 149 up EMC IT and telecoms
100 118 up Irish Life & Permanent Financial services
100 52 down TK Maxx (TJX) Retail
100 68 down William Fry Law