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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.

Rank 2016 Top Employer 2016 Rank 2015 Diff
1 KPMG 14 up
2 PwC 2 same
3 Google 1 down
4 Lidl Ireland 10 up
5 Accenture 4 down
6 Deloitte 5 down
6 Pfizer 13 up
8 Jameson - Irish Distillers 6 down
9 Department of Education/Teaching 3 down
10 Boston Scientific 11 up
11 Department of Foreign Affairs 7 down
12 Diageo 9 down
13 Intel 21 up
13 RTÉ 8 down
15 Bank of Ireland 29 up
16 ALDI 26 up
17 EY 32 up
18 Kerry Group 22 up
19 Coca-Cola 17 down
20 Apple 12 down
21 Glanbia 34 up
22 Aer Lingus 24 up
23 Abbott Ireland 18 down
23 Health Service Executive (HSE) 16 down
25 European Commission 19 down
26 A&L Goodbody 25 down
27 Microsoft 15 down
28 Enterprise Ireland 27 down
29 L'Oréal 23 down
30 Amazon 29 down
31 Facebook 20 down
31 GlaxoSmithKline 29 down
33 AIB Group 46 up
33 IBM 28 down
35 Arthur Cox 37 up
36 Johnson & Johnson 42 up
37 Eli Lilly Company 45 up
38 Jaguar Land Rover 46 up
39 Allergan Pharmaceuticals 61 up
39 An Garda Síochána 48 up
39 Goldman Sachs 36 down
39 Public Appointment Service 34 down
43 BioMarin International 75 up
44 Unilever 74 up
45 ESB 49 up
46 BMW Group (BMW, Mini, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars) 42 down
47 Grant Thornton 96 up
48 Medtronic 50 up
49 Ryanair 60 up
50 Boston Consulting Group (BCG) 40 down
51 daa 71 up
51 Musgrave Group 64 up
51 Penneys (Primark) 56 up
51 Procter & Gamble (P&G) 52 up
55 Citi 50 down
56 Bristol Myers Squibb NEW IN 2016 -
57 Deutsche Bank NEW IN 2016 -
58 JPMorgan Chase 57 down
59 Abbvie NEW IN 2016 -
59 Central Bank 58 down
61 Novartis 67 up
61 SAP 53 down
63 Dell 90 up
64 McKinsey & Company 55 down
65 Blizzard Entertainment 41 down
65 Marriott Hotels 62 down
67 Boots 69 up
68 Sony 44 down
68 Stryker Ireland 65 down
70 McCann FitzGerald 88 up
71 Arup 69 down
72 ibec's EOP NEW IN 2016 -
72 Kingspan 90 up
74 Bord na Mona 71 down
74 Coillte 58 down
76 BioWare 39 down
76 Davy NEW IN 2016 -
78 Analog Devices 75 down
79 ICON Clinical Research 53 down
79 Roche 75 down
81 Ericsson 99 up
82 Paddy Power 67 down
82 William Fry 86 up
84 A+F Hollister 63 down
84 Barclays 96 up
84 Goodbody Stockbrokers NEW IN 2016 -
84 HP 65 down
88 Shell 80 down
88 Twitter 80 down
88 Vhi Healthcare 99 up
91 Dairygold NEW IN 2016 -
91 Merck Sharp & Dohme 75 down
93 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 71 down
93 EMC NEW IN 2016 -
93 Nestlé 85 down
96 ARYZTA NEW IN 2016 -
96 GE General Electric NEW IN 2016 -
96 Mason Hayes & Curran 99 up
96 Morgan Stanley 90 down
100 HSBC 94 down
100 State Street NEW IN 2016 -

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.