Friday, 29 June 2018

South Africa's Most Attractive Employers 2018


We all know that competition among students for a spot on one of the popular companies like Coca Cola or Eskom is arguably tougher than ever.

Universum Global's annual survey asked 45,957 South African students and young professionals about their work place preferences. Here are the career aspirations of young talent.



The Most Attractive Employers of 2018 – Business/Commerce

1 Google
2 South African Breweries (SAB)
3 Investec
4 South African Reserve Bank
5 SARS
6 Coca-Cola South Africa
7 Transnet
8 Discovery
9 Unilever
10 BMW Group
11 Eskom
12 National Treasury
13 Sasol
14 Allan Gray
15 First National Bank
16 Deloitte
17 Standard Bank
18 Woolworths
19 World Bank
20 PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
21 Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)
22 South African Airways (SAA)
23 DHET
24 Sun International
25 AngloAmerican
26 Alexander Forbes
27 J ohannesburg S toc k E xc hange (J S E )
28 AngloAmerican Platinum
29 Microsoft
30 City of Cape Town
30 DBSA
30 Old Mutual
33 Tsogo Sun Hotels
34 DIRCO
35 KPMG
36 Airports Company SA (ACSA)
37 EY (Ernst & Young)
38 DTI
39 Nedbank
39 Nestlé South Africa
41 Tiger Brands
42 Auditor-General (AGSA)
42 De Beers
44 Daimler/Mercedes-Benz
45 Bidvest Group
46 Volkswagen Group
47 Dept. of Home Affairs
48 Barclays Africa Group Limited
49 City of Johannesburg
50 Statistics South Africa

The Most Attractive Employers of 2018 – Engineering/Technology

1 Google
2 Sasol
3 Eskom
4 Microsoft
5 Transnet
6 CSIR
7 South African Breweries (SAB)
8 BMW Group
9 Murray & Roberts
10 Aurecon
11 Discovery
12 DST
13 Unilever
14 First National Bank
15 City of Cape Town
15 Siemens
17 Group Five
18 Coca-Cola South Africa
19 Vodacom
20 Standard Bank
21 AngloAmerican
22 City of Johannesburg
23 AngloAmerican Platinum
24 Investec
25 Volkswagen Group
26 De Beers
26 Denel Group
28 AECOM
28 Daimler/Mercedes-Benz
30 Samsung
31 Toyota
32 WBHO
33 Rand Water
34 Exxaro
35 South African Airways (SAA)
35 South African Reserve Bank
37 Airports Company SA (ACSA)
38 MTN
39 IBM South Africa
40 Telkom
41 PetroSA
41 SARS
43 Allan Gray
43 Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)
45 Deloitte
45 Dimension Data
47 ABB
47 EOH
49 General Electric (GE)
49 McKinsey & Company

The Most Attractive Employers of 2018 – Natural Sciences

1 CSIR
2 DAFF
3 DST
4 Sasol
5 DRDLR
6 South African Breweries (SAB)
7 Eskom
8 Google
8 Unilever
10 Rand Water
11 AngloAmerican
11 DHET
13 De Beers
14 Transnet
15 Nestlé South Africa
16 City of Cape Town
16 Pfizer Laboratories
18 Woolworths
19 Coca-Cola South Africa
20 AngloAmerican Platinum
21 Dept. of Health
21 Rio Tinto
23 Exxaro
24 City of Johannesburg
25 Bayer
26 BASF
27 Discovery
28 NHLS
29 Aurecon
30 DBSA
30 Tiger Brands
32 Investec
33 Anglo Coal
33 Deloitte
35 Aspen Pharmacare
35 Statistics South Africa
37 AngloAmerican-Kumba Iron Ore
38 Standard Bank
39 Sappi
40 Shell South Africa
41 AngloGold Ashanti
41 DTI
41 First National Bank
41 McKinsey & Company
41 Microsoft
46 South32
47 PetroSA
48 MINTEK
49 PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
49 Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

The Most Attractive Employers of 2018 – Humanities / Liberal
Arts / Education

1 DHET
2 Google
3 DIRCO
4 Media24
5 SABC
6 Coca-Cola South Africa
7 Transnet
8 Unilever
9 Discovery
10 City of Cape Town
11 Dept. of Home Affairs
12 City of Johannesburg
13 Woolworths
14 South African Breweries (SAB)
15 South African Airways (SAA)
16 MultiChoice
17 Eskom
18 Sun International
19 SARS
20 Statistics South Africa
20 World Bank
22 CSIR
23 Microsoft
24 BMW Group
25 DBSA
26 DTI
27 Sasol
28 Airports Company SA (ACSA)
29 South African Reserve Bank
30 AngloAmerican Platinum
31 Tsogo Sun Hotels
32 L'Oréal Group
33 Adidas
34 Allan Gray
34 Investec
36 AngloAmerican
37 National Treasury
38 De Beers
39 Nestlé South Africa
40 IDC
41 SAP South Africa
42 Tiger Brands
43 First National Bank
44 Deloitte
45 Vodacom
46 Daimler/Mercedes-Benz
47 Standard Bank
48 Virgin Active
49 Volkswagen Group



Over the past 28 years, Universum has been using the insights from its annual student survey to help employers understand, attract, and retain current and future employees through its research, strategic consulting, and activation services.

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