This year PwC recruited 1,300 experienced professionals, 1,500 graduates and school leavers and 960 students undertook paid work experience and internships. More than half (55%) of this year’s graduates were hired to roles based outside London.
It is currently the UK’s largest private sector recruiter of graduates with 29 offices across the UK. Last year the average distributable profit per partner at the firm was £652,000.
Deloitte was voted sixth in the table, which the Times compiles by conducting more than 20,000 face-to-face interviews with new graduates, rising one place since last year.
KPMG and EY were in eighth and ninth position respectively. Grant Thornton was voted 86th having dropped five places.
The Civil Service Fast Stream scheme was second, followed by Aldi. Teach First and Google rounded out the top five.
The NHS maintained its spot within the top 10 while the BBC feel to 11th.
The survey found that there is an expected £3,000 gap between the starting salaries of men (£26,000) and women (£23,000) in 2017.