Ireland’s 100 leading graduate employers

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, the largest pan-European survey of graduate trends 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 study across all 24 European Union countries.

You can find more information in gradireland’s book Ireland's 100 leading graduate employers, published annually and available free from your university careers service or available to view online.

Rank 2015 Employer Rank 2014 Diff
1 Google 1 same
2 PwC 5 up
3 Department of Education/Teaching 7 up
4 Accenture 3 down
5 Deloitte 2 down
6 Jameson - Irish Distillers 9 up
7 Department of Foreign Affairs 11 up
8 RTÉ 19 up
9 Diageo 18 up
10 Lidl Ireland 4 down
11 Boston Scientific 14 up
12 Apple 23 up
13 Pfizer 12 down
14 KPMG 6 down
15 Microsoft 8 down
16 Health Service Executive (HSE) 16 same
17 Coca-Cola 13 down
18 Abbott Ireland 10 down
19 European Commission 21 up
20 Facebook 27 up
21 Intel 15 down
22 Kerry Group 17 down
23 L'Oréal 24 up
24 Aer Lingus 33 up
25 A&L Goodbody 35 up
26 ALDI 28 up
27 Enterprise Ireland 26 down
28 IBM 24 down
29 Amazon 30 up
29 Bank of Ireland 22 down
29 GlaxoSmithKline 29 same
32 EY 20 down
33 BBC Northern Ireland 45 up
34 Glanbia 37 up
34 Public Appointment Service new -
36 Goldman Sachs 62 up
37 Arthur Cox 38 up
38 Department of Employment & Learning NI/Teaching 36 down
39 BioWare 72 up
40 Boston Consulting Group (BCG) 67 up
41 Blizzard 80 up
42 BMW Group (BMW, Mini, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars) 52 up
42 Johnson & Johnson 31 down
44 Sony 39 down
45 Eli Lilly Company 57 up
46 AIB Group 44 down
46 Jaguar Land Rover 40 down
48 An Garda Síochána 34 down
49 ESB 45 down
50 Citi 55 up
50 Medtronic 49 down
52 Procter & Gamble (P&G) 32 down
53 ICON Clinical Research 99 up
53 SAP 42 down
55 McKinsey & Company 50 down
56 Penneys (Primark) 69 up
57 JPMorgan Chase 57 same
58 Central Bank 57 down
58 Coillte new -
60 Ryanair new -
61 Allergan Pharmaceuticals 48 down
62 Marriott Hotels 76 up
63 A+F Hollister 52 down
64 Musgrave Group 45 down
65 HP 51 down
65 Stryker Ireland 52 down
67 Novartis 62 down
67 Paddy Power 65 down
69 Arup 55 down
69 Boots new -
71 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 84 up
71 Bord na Mona new -
71 Dublin Airport Authority 43 down
74 Unilever 57 down
75 Airtricity 41 down
75 Analog Devices 75 same
75 BioMarin International new -
75 Merck Sharp & Dohme 93 up
75 Roche 80 up
80 Shell 76 down
80 Twitter 61 down
82 Bayer 91 up
82 Kraft Foods (incl. Cadbury) 88 up
82 Marks & Spencer 88 up
85 Nestlé 80 down
86 Dropbox 69 down
86 William Fry 93 up
88 Cisco 72 down
88 McCann FitzGerald new -
90 Dell 67 down
90 Jacobs Engineering 66 down
90 Kingspan 84 down
90 Morgan Stanley new -
94 HSBC 93 down
94 LinkedIn new -
96 Barclays new -
96 Grant Thornton new -
96 Havok new -
99 Bord Gais 62 down
99 Ericsson 76 down
99 Mason Hayes & Curran new -
99 Vhi Healthcare 99 same

The student votes for Ireland’s 100 leading graduate employers also decide the sector award winners and Ireland’s most popular graduate recruiter in the gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards. View this year’s winners.