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These are the most favourite employers in the UK

After publishing the list of the most favourite employers in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany we now present the most favourite employers from the United Kingdom. National Health Service (NHS) is the most favourite one, followed by Google and Apple. 

NHS is the most favourite employer

The NHS was launched in 1948, born out of a long-held ideal that good healthcare should be available to all, regardsless of wealth - one of the NHS's core principles. With the exception of some charges, the NHS in England remains free at the point of use of all UK residents. NHS deals with over 1 million patients every 36 hours. The NHS employs more than 1.5 million people, putting it in the top five of the world's largest workforces, together with the US Department of Defence, McDonald's, Walmart and the Chinese People's Liberation Army. 

Top 10 favourite employers in the UK

Ranking Company  
2 Google
3 Apple
4 Virgin
5 Microsoft
6 Amazon
8 Tesco
10 Barclays

Source: The Global Talent Acquisition Monitor by Intelligence Group

Company characteristics

50% of the companies in the top 10 are established in England, the other 50% are established in the United States. It is striking that the companies founded in England all come from different industries. The NHS in health care, Virgin is a record label, the media broadcaster BBC, but also the supermarket chain Tesco and a financial services provider; Barclays. The companies of the United States are all tech-related companies.

More insight into labour market data

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