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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.

1

Google

Last year: 2

up

Last year: 7

Accountancy and financial management, IT and telecoms, Management consulting, Public sector and civil service

up
3

Department of Education/Teaching

Last year: 11

up

Last year: 1

Accountancy and financial management, Banking, insurance and financial services, Management consulting, Management, business, administration

down

Last year: 8

Accountancy and financial management, Agriculture, animal and plant resources, Engineering, Hospitality, sport, leisure and tourism, Human resources, recruitment and training, IT and telecoms, Languages and culture, Logistics and transport, Management, business, administration, Manufacturing and processing, Marketing, advertising and PR, Media and publishing, Performing and creative arts, Retail, sales and customer services

up
6

Department of Foreign Affairs

Last year: 13

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7

Accenture

Last year: 3

Accountancy and financial management, Banking, insurance and financial services, Engineering, IT and telecoms, Management consulting, Management, business, administration, Marketing, advertising and PR

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8

European Commission

Last year: 28

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9

KPMG

Last year: 4

Accountancy and financial management, Banking, insurance and financial services, Fund management/admin, investment banking, Human resources, recruitment and training, Management consulting, Management, business, administration

down

Last year: 15

Accountancy and financial management, Banking, insurance and financial services, Engineering, Fund management/admin, investment banking, Human resources, recruitment and training, IT and telecoms, Logistics and transport, Management, business, administration, Marketing, advertising and PR

up
11

Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals

Last year: 6

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12

EY

Last year: 10

Accountancy and financial management, Banking, insurance and financial services, Engineering, Fund management/admin, investment banking, Human resources, recruitment and training, IT and telecoms, Law, legal services and patents, Management consulting, Management, business, administration, Marketing, advertising and PR, Media and publishing, Science, research and development

down

Last year: 9

Engineering, Logistics and transport, Manufacturing and processing, Medical and healthcare, Science, research and development

down

Last year: 34

Accountancy and financial management, Engineering, Human resources, recruitment and training, IT and telecoms, Management, business, administration, Manufacturing and processing, Marketing, advertising and PR, Medical and healthcare, Retail, sales and customer services, Science, research and development

up

Last year: 17

Engineering, IT and telecoms, Logistics and transport, Manufacturing and processing, Medical and healthcare, Science, research and development

up
17

Diageo Plc

Last year: 14

Accountancy and financial management, Engineering, Hospitality, sport, leisure and tourism, Human resources, recruitment and training, Logistics and transport, Management, business, administration, Manufacturing and processing, Marketing, advertising and PR, Retail, sales and customer services, Science, research and development

down

Last year: 5

Accountancy and financial management, Banking, insurance and financial services, Construction, civil engineering and QS, Human resources, recruitment and training, IT and telecoms, Languages and culture, Logistics and transport, Marketing, advertising and PR, Retail, sales and customer services

down
19

RTÉ

Last year: 18

down
21

Health Service Executive

Last year: 19

down
22

L'Oréal

Last year: 32

up
23

Apple

Last year: 16

down
25

Microsoft

Last year: 26

IT and telecoms

up
26

Facebook

Last year: 22

down

Last year: 25

Languages and culture, Management, business, administration, Marketing, advertising and PR, Retail, sales and customer services

down
28

AIB

Last year: 31

Accountancy and financial management, Banking, insurance and financial services, Fund management/admin, investment banking, IT and telecoms, Retail, sales and customer services

up
29

Kerry

Last year: 30

Accountancy and financial management, Agriculture, animal and plant resources, Engineering, Human resources, recruitment and training, IT and telecoms, Logistics and transport, Management, business, administration, Manufacturing and processing, Marketing, advertising and PR, Science, research and development

up
30

Goldman Sachs

Last year: 43

up

Last year: 29

Engineering, Human resources, recruitment and training, IT and telecoms, Management, business, administration, Marketing, advertising and PR, Media and publishing, Retail, sales and customer services, Science, research and development

down
32

JPMorgan Chase

Last year: 65

up

Last year: 38

Accountancy and financial management, Fund management/admin, investment banking, Human resources, recruitment and training, IT and telecoms, Law, legal services and patents, Management consulting, Management, business, administration

up

Last year: 20

Accountancy and financial management, Banking, insurance and financial services, Engineering, IT and telecoms, Management consulting, Management, business, administration, Science, research and development

down

Last year: 23

Accountancy and financial management, Banking, insurance and financial services, Human resources, recruitment and training, IT and telecoms, Languages and culture, Law, legal services and patents, Management consulting, Management, business, administration, Marketing, advertising and PR, Retail, sales and customer services

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36

Sony

Last year: 58

up
37

Unilever

Last year: 79

up
38

Allergan Pharmaceuticals

Last year: 47

up
39

GSK

Last year: 39

same
40

An Garda Siochana

Last year: 58

up
41

Central Bank

Last year: 53

up
42

Glanbia

Last year: 20

Accountancy and financial management, Agriculture, animal and plant resources, Engineering, IT and telecoms, Logistics and transport, Manufacturing and processing, Marketing, advertising and PR, Media and publishing, Retail, sales and customer services, Science, research and development

down
43

Public Appointment Service

Last year: 36

down

Last year: 53

Accountancy and financial management, Agriculture, animal and plant resources, Banking, insurance and financial services, Charities and voluntary sector, Construction, civil engineering and QS, Environment and natural resources, Fund management/admin, investment banking, Hospitality, sport, leisure and tourism, Human resources, recruitment and training, IT and telecoms, Law, legal services and patents, Logistics and transport, Management consulting, Management, business, administration, Marketing, advertising and PR, Media and publishing, Medical and healthcare, Property, Public sector and civil service

up
45

Penneys (Primark)

Last year: 40

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46

Workday

Last year: 50

IT and telecoms

up

Last year: 40

Accountancy and financial management, Banking, insurance and financial services, IT and telecoms, Logistics and transport, Management consulting, Management, business, administration, Marketing, advertising and PR, Retail, sales and customer services

down
48

ESB

Last year: 42

Accountancy and financial management, Banking, insurance and financial services, Construction, civil engineering and QS, Engineering, Environment and natural resources, Human resources, recruitment and training, IT and telecoms, Management, business, administration, Marketing, advertising and PR

down
49

Medtronic

Last year: 46

down
50

Core

Last year: 87

up
51

Ryanair

Last year: 44

down
52

BioMarin International

Last year: 55

up

Last year: 64

Engineering, IT and telecoms, Science, research and development

up
55

Nestlé

Last year: 85

up
56

Stryker Ireland

Last year: 69

up
57

daa

Last year: 36

Accountancy and financial management, Construction, civil engineering and QS, Engineering, Environment and natural resources, Fund management/admin, investment banking, Human resources, recruitment and training, IT and telecoms, Law, legal services and patents, Management, business, administration, Marketing, advertising and PR, Retail, sales and customer services

down
58

Irish Aviation Authority

Last year: 132

up
59

McKinsey & Company

Last year: 51

down

Last year: 33

Engineering, Manufacturing and processing, Science, research and development

down
61

Bord na Mona

Last year: 76

up
62

IBM Ireland

Last year: 34

down
63

Bank of America

Last year: 94

At Bank of America Merrill Lynch we have the strength, resources and global capabilities to let you carve out your future on your own terms.

Accountancy and financial management, Banking, insurance and financial services, Fund management/admin, investment banking, IT and telecoms, Management, business, administration

up
64

Deutsche Bank

Last year: 85

Accountancy and financial management, Banking, insurance and financial services, Science, research and development

up

Last year: 150

Accountancy and financial management, Banking, insurance and financial services, Fund management/admin, investment banking

up
66

Morgan Stanley

Last year: 87

up
67

Procter & Gamble (P&G)

Last year: 62

down
68

Pepsico

Last year: 89

up
69

State Street

Last year: 100

up
70

Coillte

Last year: 67

down
71

Jacobs Engineering

Last year: 66

down
72

SAP Ireland

Last year: 44

IT and telecoms

down

Last year: 49

Accountancy and financial management, Banking, insurance and financial services, Fund management/admin, investment banking, Human resources, recruitment and training, IT and telecoms, Law, legal services and patents, Management consulting, Management, business, administration, Property

down
74

Irish Life & Permanent

Last year: 154

up

Last year: 96

Accountancy and financial management, IT and telecoms, Logistics and transport, Management, business, administration, Marketing, advertising and PR, Media and publishing, Retail, sales and customer services

up
76

AECOM

Last year:

Construction, civil engineering and QS, Engineering, Manufacturing and processing, Property

77

Analog Devices Inc.

Last year: 100

up
78

Blizzard Entertainment

Last year: 63

down
79

Boots

Last year: 69

down
80

Citi

Last year: 58

down

Last year: 96

Accountancy and financial management, Agriculture, animal and plant resources, Engineering, IT and telecoms, Logistics and transport, Management, business, administration, Marketing, advertising and PR, Science, research and development

up
82

McCann Fitzgerald

Last year: 72

down

Last year: 102

Engineering, IT and telecoms

up
85

LinkedIn

Last year: 68

down
86

Novartis Ireland Ltd

Last year: 79

down
87

Oracle

Last year: 145

up
88

A+F Hollister

Last year: 72

down
89

Canada Life

Last year: 153

up
90

Davy

Last year: 83

Fund management/admin, investment banking, IT and telecoms

down

Last year: 89

Branch Manager in as little as 2 years with a company that do 24.1Billion Annual Turnover, 100000 employees 2millon vehicles 10000 locations.

Accountancy and financial management, Banking, insurance and financial services, Fund management/admin, investment banking, Human resources, recruitment and training, Languages and culture, Management consulting, Management, business, administration, Marketing, advertising and PR, Retail, sales and customer services, Science, research and development, Social, community and youth

down
93

Bombardier

Last year: 164

up
94

Eirgrid plc

Last year: 105

up
95

GE General Electric

Last year: 83

down
96

ICON Clinical Research

Last year: 72

down
97

Eli Lilly Company

Last year: 79

down
98

PM Group

Last year: 106

up
100

Barclays

Last year: 117

up