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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 conducted by a market research firm Trendence, and is the biggest study of students’ career aspirations and the effectiveness of employer brands in Ireland. The 2019/20 survey collected over 13,000 responses from university students and graduates from every university and college in Ireland. The data produced decides the winners of Ireland’s 100 and the winners of the gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards.

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 here from early October.

1

Google

Last year: 1

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2

Apple

Last year: 3

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3

KPMG

Last year: 2

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

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Last year: 6

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

up
5

Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals

Last year: 4

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6

Amazon

Last year: 9

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

up
7

Microsoft

Last year: 8

IT and telecoms

up

Last year: 10

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: 7

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

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Last year: 13

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

Last year: 5

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

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12

Department of Education/Teaching

Last year: 12

same

Last year: 16

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: 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
15

Facebook

Last year: 11

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16

Coca Cola HBC

Last year: 17

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
17

European Commission

Last year: 14

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18

EY

Last year: 18

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

same
19

AIB

Last year: 25

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

up
20

Abbott Ireland

Last year: 19

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

down

Last year: 21

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

same

Last year: 23

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

up
23

Jaguar Land Rover

Last year: 22

Engineering, IT and telecoms, Science, research and development

down

Last year: 20

Accountancy and financial management, Agriculture, animal and plant resources, Banking, insurance and financial services, Charities and voluntary sector, Construction, civil engineering and QS, Emergency services and armed forces, Engineering, Environment and natural resources, Fund management/admin, investment banking, Hospitality, sport, leisure and tourism, Human resources, recruitment and training, IT and telecoms, Languages and culture, Law, legal services and patents, Library and information services, Logistics and transport, Management consulting, Management, business, administration, Manufacturing and processing, Marketing, advertising and PR, Media and publishing, Medical and healthcare, Performing and creative arts, Property, Public sector and civil service, Retail, sales and customer services, Science, research and development, Social, community and youth, Teaching and education

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25

Stryker Ireland

Last year: 42

up
26

Diageo Plc

Last year: 26

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

same

Last year: 35

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: 30

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

up

Last year: 24

Accountancy and financial management, Banking, insurance and financial services, Engineering, 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

down
30

Penneys (Primark)

Last year: 27

down

Last year: 43

Engineering, Science, research and development

up
32

IBM Ireland

Last year: 32

same
33

Dell

Last year: 51

up
34

Health Service Executive

Last year: 31

down
35

AbbVie

Last year: 46

Engineering, Medical and healthcare, Science, research and development

up
36

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

down

Last year: 41

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
38

Medtronic

Last year: 34

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39

Glanbia

Last year: 50

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

up
40

Local Government

Last year: 33

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41

GSK

Last year: 28

down
42

Central Bank

Last year: 41

down
43

Ryanair

Last year: 56

up

Last year: 57

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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
45

ESB

Last year: 39

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

Last year: 36

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
47

An Garda Siochana

Last year: 33

down
48

LinkedIn

Last year: 47

down
49

Arup

Last year: 62

up
50

Jacobs Engineering

Last year: 64

up

Last year: 48

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

Last year: 54

Accountancy and financial management

up
53

BioMarin International

Last year: 37

down
54

Bord na Mona

Last year: 60

up
55

Novartis Ireland Ltd

Last year: 53

down
56

Unilever

Last year: 49

down
57

Workday

Last year: 45

IT and telecoms

down
58

Bristol Myers Squibb

Last year: 58

Engineering, Manufacturing and processing, Science, research and development

same
59

Coillte

Last year: 55

down
60

Procter & Gamble (P&G)

Last year: 45

down
61

Core

Last year: 72

up

Last year:

IT and telecoms

63

Analog Devices Inc.

Last year: 81

up
64

Allergan Pharmaceuticals

Last year: 38

down
65

Matheson

Last year: 59

down
66

John Paul Construction

Last year: 82

Construction, civil engineering and QS

up
67

Sanofi (inc Genzyme)

Last year: 74

Science, research and development

up
68

Citi

Last year: 69

up
69

Davy

Last year: 77

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

up
70

Merck

Last year: 63

Engineering, Manufacturing and processing, Science, research and development

down
71

Ibec Global Graduates

Last year: 67

down
72

SAP Ireland

Last year: 61

IT and telecoms

down
73

Amgen

Last year:

74

PayPal

Last year: 71

down
75

McCann Fitzgerald

Last year: 80

up
76

daa

Last year: 79

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

up

Last year: 73

Engineering, IT and telecoms

down
78

Bombardier

Last year: 102

up
79

Vodafone Ireland

Last year: 85

IT and telecoms

up
80

Deutsche Bank

Last year: 70

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

down

Last year: 66

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

down
82

An Post

Last year: 83

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

up

Last year: 84

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

up
84

HP

Last year: 106

up
85

Salesforce

Last year: 93

up
86

Three Ireland

Last year: 103

Accountancy and financial management, Engineering, 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

up
87

Barclays

Last year: 68

down
88

Northern Trust

Last year: 130

up
89

PM Group

Last year: 97

up
90

BD

Last year:

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

91

Avolon

Last year: 88

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

down
92

Oracle

Last year: 75

down

Last year: 90

IT and telecoms, Media and publishing

down
94

Vhi Healthcare

Last year: 105

up
95

VMware

Last year: 94

IT and telecoms

down
96

Mason Hayes & Curran

Last year: 119

up
97

Department of Defence

Last year: 65

down
98

AIG

Last year: 91

Accountancy and financial management, Banking, insurance and financial services, IT and telecoms

down
99

Allianz

Last year: 92

down
100

Laya Healthcare

Last year: