The Best Companies to Work For in the UK

LinkedIn has conducted an analysis to discover which companies people want to work for in the UK, with an annual list of 25 rankings.

The data was analysed from over 24 million LinkedIn members, looking at job seeker reach, job interest, engagement and worker retention. The data found that ASOS was the most desirable company to work for, with the BBC closely following in its place. Several financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Barclays also made the list.

ASOS has been increasing the number of new hires since 2016, as it plans to create 1500 new UK jobs over a three-year period. They shared the news of their ranking on Twitter, stating that they were ‘on cloud nine’ and couldn’t be prouder.

The list is as follows:

  1. Asos
  2. BBC
  3. McKinsey & Company
  4. Richemont
  5. Kering
  6. JPMorgan Chase
  7. Amazon
  8. EY
  9. HSBC
  10. Boston Consulting Group
  11. Selfridges
  12. Apple
  13. Barclays
  14. L’Oréal
  15. Vodafone
  16. Goldman Sachs
  17. Facebook
  18. Lloyds Banking Group
  19. Accenture
  20. Salesforce
  21. Sky
  22. Alphabet
  23. Virgin
  24. Volkswagen
  25. Dell Technologies

It’s no surprise that not many high street companies made the list, after a tough year with many stores facing closure. Online companies such as ASOS and Amazon have replaced the high street, demonstrating their dominance of the market.

The luxury retailers are showing less signs of waning, with Selfridges, Kering and L’Oreal appearing on the list. L’Oreal owns many luxury beauty brands such as Kiehl’s, Yves Saint Laurent, Shu Umera and Proenza Schouler.

The banking and financial industry is still appealing to people seeking work. Four professional services companies have appeared on the list for the first time – McKinsey and Company, Accenture, EY and Boston Consulting.

Apple and Facebook are also featured in the list, with the latter being famous for employee benefits such as on-site gyms, a generous holiday allowance, free meals and classes for employees to learn new skills and hobbies.

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