The Best Internships & Placements in 2019/20

These companies offer the best placements and summer internships in the UK for university students. They are the bee's knees or the cat's pyjamas of student employers.  

This TOP TEN is based on thousands of reviews written by students about their experiences as an intern or placement student last year.






3 - j.p. morgan


bank of america


credit suisse





Goldman Sachs




DLA Piper


Warner Bros

Best Internship and Placement Employers 2019/20

Here's a bigger breakdown of the results, showcasing positions 1 to 20:

1. Bloomberg

2. J.P. Morgan

3. Bank of America

4. Credit Suisse

5. Rothschild & Co

6. Citi

7. Goldman Sachs Group

8. PwC

9. DLA Piper

10. Warner Bros

11. Barclays

12. HSBC

13. Taylor Wessing

14. Mace Ltd

15. American Express

16. EY

17. UBS

18. Deutsche

19. Savills

20. KPMG

The companies in this list all hired students last year on placements, internships, insights and vacation schemes. Punch the button below to jump over to our jobs page and find out what jobs these companies are offering in 2020. 

Why are these companies so highly-rated?

Students rated these employers as offering the best work experience schemes for undergraduate students. But why? What's so dandy about these employers? 

The reviews submitted on RateMyPlacement grade a company on the content of the programme, the support provided, how well it was organised, office atmosphere, social opportunities and employment prospects

These companies performed well in all of these areas. They provided students with challenging and valuable work experience, and a scheme that was jolly good fun. What's more, undergraduates that worked for these employers all had a genuine chance of securing a job with the company after university. 

Interns and placement students working for Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Bloomberg were not making tea for the chap who makes the coffee. They did real work, were given real responsibilities and had more fun than a ballboy during Wimbledon. 

Over 5,000 reviews were submitted by students last year. Each review offers insight into the day-to-day activities of students working for companies in a wide-range of sectors. Like The Tiger Who Came To Tea, they are a must-read.

Why should you apply for a placement or internship?

The competition for graduate jobs is fierce. Real fierce. A report from the Institute of Student Employers revealed that there was an average of 75 applications per job last year! 

Doing a placement or internship will make you stand out from the 74 other applicants and increase your chances of securing a graduate role

54% of graduates that were hired by companies by the Top Employers were comprised of former interns and placement students. Most of them had already worked for the company before they had applied for their graduate scheme. 

In fact, companies use these programmes to find talent and introduce them to the company while they're still at university. 

Getting work experience while you're an undergraduate is crucial to success on the graduate job hunt. That's why you should apply for a placement or internship!