LinkedIn ranks top 20 ‘most attractive’ employers in UK

Google has been crowned the UK’s “most attractive” employer in LinkedIn’s annual rundown of top companies.

Topping the list for the third time, US company Google was followed by British brand John Lewis and American juggernaut Apple, in second and third place respectively.

John Lewis knocked Apple off of the second spot climbing three spaces from last year, with BP and the BBC following close behind.

The only financial institution to feature in the list was Goldman Sachs, who dropped two spaces to achieve 19th place.

Pierre Berlin, senior director of LinkedIn Talent Solutions EMEA, said: “The latest InDemand rankings feature a good deal of movement, with interest in the retail and construction and engineering industries in particular on the up. The competition for UK talent, both domestically and overseas, has never been fiercer, and it is no surprise that those brands investing in their employer brand are reaping the rewards.”

The list is compiled using the preferences of LinkenIn’s 17m UK members.

Top 20 most in-demand employers among UK LinkedIn members are:

Google (-)
John Lewis (+3)
Apple (-1)
BP (-1)
BBC (+2)
Shell (-2)
Microsoft (-1)
Unilever (+1)
Marks and Spencer (+1)
Burberry (+2)
ITV (-) (+1)
Amazon (+5)
AMEC (+6)
BAE Systems (+1)
Harrods (NE)
Carillion (+2)
Rolls-Royce (NE)
Goldman Sachs (-2)
British Airways (-6)