For which companies do graduates aspire to work?


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Most popular companies among students

Expected salary

Actual Salary

1

Goldman Sachs

£43,500

£46,000

2

JP Morgan

£42,000

£42,000

3

KPMG

£32,000

£30,000

4

PwC

£28,500

£30,500

5

Blackrock

£37,500

£38,500

Source for Expected Salary: 180 Student entries
Source for Actual Salary: Finance professionals with less than one year of experience


Students do their homework : many students have clearly researched the issue, as their expectations come very close to actual salaries (<7% gap between aspiration and reality). Obviously they know where to look to find best paying salaries.


Banks & Big 4 are still attractive : while the proportion of business graduates going to work in big tech firms or Start-ups is allegedly increasing, prestigious financial institutions and accountancy firms are still considered to be top choices by students


Goldman Sachs & J.P.Morgan benefit from their reputation : beyond dealmaking league tables, top banks are likely to be popular among students thanks to their high starting salaries.

 

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