The 25 most popular companies to work for in the UK this year

The most attractive companies to job seekers in the UK have been revealed. 

LinkedIn's annual Top Companies list looks at how members of the platform interact with jobs on the site, to find out "where the UK wants to work now". 

They analysed which companies are most interesting to LinkedIn users, by measuring job applications and views, as well as how users engage with companies directly and with their employees on the site. They also looked at the number of employees that stay at each workplace for a year or more.

Retail company John Lewis takes the number 1 spot on the list for the second year running, with a broad range of employers across different industries featuring in the top 25 - from Accounting to IT and Media companies.

 

 

 

Here are LinkedIn's top 25 companies in the UK this year: 

1. John Lewis Partnership 

Industry: Retail 

Number of employees: 86,700 Partners, who co-own the business 

 

2. ASOS 

Industry: Online Retail

Number of employees: 2,700 

 

3. Arcadia Group 

Industry: Retail

Number of employees: 24,000 worldwide 

 

4. Harrods 

Industry: Retail

Number of employees: 5,000+

 

5. Liberty Global 

Industry: Telecommunications 

Number of employees: 38,000 worldwide 

 

6. Sainsbury's 

Industry: Retail 

Number of employees: 160,000+ 

 

7. Virgin 

Industry: VC and Private Equity 

Number of employees: nearly 50,000 in the UK, out of 70,000+ worldwide 

 

8. Facebook 

Industry: Social Media

Number of employees: 17,000 worldwide 

 

9. BBC

Industry: Broadcast Media 

Number of employees: nearly 20,000 

 

10. Alphabet 

Industry: IT and Services 

Number of employees: 70,000+ worldwide 

 

11. PwC UK

Industry: Accounting 

Number of employees: 20,000+

 

12. Sky

Industry: Broadcast Media 

Number of employees: 25,000 across the UK and Ireland 

 

13. The Co-op

Industry: Retail 

Number of employees: nearly 70,000 

 

14. Richemont

Industry: Luxury Goods and Jewellery 

Number of employees: 29,000 worldwide 

 

15. Deloitte UK 

Industry: Management Consulting 

Number of employees: 17,000 

 

16. KPMG UK 

Industry: Accounting 

Number of employees: 13,000+

 

17. Lloyds Banking Group 

Industry: Financial Services 

Number of employees: 75,000

 

18. Amazon

Industry: Online Retail 

Number of employees: nearly 20,000 

 

19. Selfridges Group 

Industry: Retail

Number of employees: 10,000 across stores in the UK, Ireland, Canada and the Netherlands 

 

20. Burberry 

Industry: Luxury Goods and Jewellery 

Number of employees: nearly 11,000 worldwide 

 

21. Kier Group 

Industry: Construction 

Number of employees: 21,000+ across the UK, Middle East, Australia and Hong Kong 

 

22. Interserve 

Industry: Facilities Services 

Number of employees: 80,000 worldwide 

 

23. BT

Industry: Telecommunications  

Number of employees: 80,000+

 

24. PA Consulting Group

Industry: Management Consulting 

Number of employees: 1,820 

 

25. Worldpay 

Industry: IT and Services 

Number of employees: 1,200 

 

 

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