The Best Internships & Placements in 2019

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. 

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




1 - goldman sachs


2 - cms


3 - j.p. morgan


4 - bank of america merrill lynch


5 - rothschild


6 - expedia


7 - Bloomberg


8 - Savills


9 - TaylorWessing


10 - UBS

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Best Internship and Placement Employers 2018/19

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

1. Goldman Sachs Group

2. CMS

3. J.P. Morgan

4. Bank of America Merrill Lynch

5. Rothschild & Co

6. Expedia

7. Bloomberg LP

8. Savills

9. Taylor Wessing

10. UBS

11. PWC

12. Barclays

13. Morgan Stanley

14. Allen & Overy

15. Warner Brothers

16. Hays

17. Pinsent Masons LLP

18. Savills

19. Microsoft

20. Simmons & Simmons LLP

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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 in the Top 100 Employers Table 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!