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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

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2

KPMG

Last year: 9

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

up
3

Apple

Last year: 23

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4

Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals

Last year: 11

up

Last year: 2

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

down

Last year: 13

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

up

Last year: 4

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

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8

Microsoft

Last year: 25

IT and telecoms

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9

Amazon

Last year: 20

Engineering, IT and telecoms, Retail, sales and customer services

up

Last year: 14

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
11

Facebook

Last year: 26

up
12

Department of Education/Teaching

Last year: 3

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Last year: 5

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

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14

European Commission

Last year: 8

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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, Logistics and transport, Management, business, administration, Marketing, advertising and PR

down

Last year: 34

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

up

Last year: 24

Accountancy and financial management, Engineering, Human resources, recruitment and training, Logistics and transport, Management consulting, Management, business, administration, Marketing, advertising and PR, Media and publishing, Retail, sales and customer services

up
18

EY

Last year: 12

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: 16

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

down
20

Civil Service

Last year:

Last year: 15

Accountancy and financial management, Banking, insurance and financial services, Fund management/admin, investment banking, Human resources, recruitment and training, Retail, sales and customer services

down
22

Jaguar Land Rover

Last year: 53

Engineering, IT and telecoms, Science, research and development

up
23

Accenture

Last year: 7

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

down

Last year: 35

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

up
25

AIB

Last year: 28

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

up
26

Diageo Plc

Last year: 17

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

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27

Penneys (Primark)

Last year: 45

up
28

GSK

Last year: 39

up
29

Kerry

Last year: 29

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

same

Last year: 27

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

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31

Health Service Executive

Last year: 21

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32

IBM Ireland

Last year: 62

up
33

Local Government

Last year:

34

Medtronic

Last year: 49

up

Last year: 33

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

down

Last year: 18

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

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37

BioMarin International

Last year: 52

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38

Allergan Pharmaceuticals

Last year: 38

same
39

ESB

Last year: 48

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

up
40

Central Bank

Last year: 41

up

Last year: 73

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

up
42

Stryker Ireland

Last year: 56

up
43

MSD Ireland

Last year: 54

up
44

Procter & Gamble (P&G)

Last year: 67

up
45

Workday

Last year: 46

IT and telecoms

up
46

AbbVie

Last year: 83

Engineering, Medical and healthcare, Science, research and development

up
47

LinkedIn

Last year: 85

up

Last year: 47

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

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49

Unilever

Last year: 37

down
50

Glanbia

Last year: 42

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
51

Dell

Last year: 112

up
52

An Garda Siochana

Last year: 40

down
53

Novartis Ireland Ltd

Last year: 86

up

Last year: 44

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

down
55

Coillte

Last year: 70

up
56

Ryanair

Last year: 51

down
57

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Last year: 63

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

up

Last year: 60

Engineering, Manufacturing and processing, Science, research and development

up
59

Matheson

Last year: 105

up
60

Bord na Mona

Last year: 61

up
61

SAP Ireland

Last year: 72

IT and telecoms

up
62

Arup

Last year: 109

up
63

Merck

Last year:

Engineering, Manufacturing and processing, Science, research and development

64

Jacobs Engineering

Last year: 71

up
65

Department of Defence

Last year:

Last year: 75

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
67

Ibec Global Graduates Programme

Last year: 31

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
68

Barclays

Last year: 100

up
69

Citi

Last year: 80

up
70

Deutsche Bank

Last year: 64

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

down
71

PayPal

Last year: 174

up
72

Core

Last year: 50

down

Last year: 84

Engineering, IT and telecoms

up
74

Sanofi (inc Genzyme)

Last year: 99

Science, research and development

up
75

Oracle

Last year: 87

up
76

Bord Gáis

Last year:

77

Davy

Last year: 90

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

up
78

Mars

Last year: 142

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

up
79

daa

Last year: 57

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
80

McCann Fitzgerald

Last year: 82

up
81

Analog Devices Inc.

Last year: 77

down

Last year:

Construction, civil engineering and QS

83

An Post

Last year:

Banking, insurance and financial services, Logistics and transport, Marketing, advertising and PR, Public sector and civil service, Retail, sales and customer services

Last year: 130

Engineering, Environment and natural resources, Management, business, administration, Manufacturing and processing, Marketing, advertising and PR, Science, research and development

up
85

Vodafone Ireland

Last year: 157

IT and telecoms

up
86

Cardinal Health

Last year:

Medical and healthcare

87

Susquehanna International Group Limited (SIG)

Last year: 143

Accountancy and financial management, Banking, insurance and financial services, Engineering, Fund management/admin, investment banking, IT and telecoms, Science, research and development

up
88

Avolon

Last year:

Accountancy and financial management, Banking, insurance and financial services, Languages and culture, Logistics and transport

Last year: 81

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

down
90

Virgin Media

Last year: 138

IT and telecoms, Media and publishing

up
91

AIG

Last year: 117

Accountancy and financial management, IT and telecoms

up
92

Allianz

Last year: 159

up
93

Salesforce

Last year:

94

VMware

Last year:

IT and telecoms

95

Paddy Power Betfair

Last year:

96

Irish Life & Permanent

Last year: 74

down
97

PM Group

Last year: 98

up
98

William Fry

Last year:

99

IDA Ireland

Last year:

Last year:

Accountancy and financial management, Human resources, recruitment and training, Management, business, administration, Marketing, advertising and PR, Property, Retail, sales and customer services