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Dream employers: Google, Ikea and Volvo among the most popular companies


Ben Kendall 2012-03-20

Big multinational companies are the dream employers of Swedish university students. Some Gothenburg companies are popular, but it is Google and Ikea that dominate, according to a recent survey by Universum.

Over 12,280 students from 34 leading universities in Sweden were recently asked how they perceive organisations as employers in Sweden.

Global technology company Google tops the rankings for both IT and engineering students. It comes in second for business students.

"Google is strengthening its position as the first choice among engineering and computer/IT students by being good at highlighting the opportunities for personal development and the innovative work environment," says Daniel Wägerth, employer branding specialist at Universum, in a press release.

For the tenth year in a row Swedish company Ikea, the world's biggest furniture retailer, is a favourite among business students. It is also the second choice for engineering students, and even in the top ten for IT students.

As for companies in West Sweden, they are particularly popular among engineering master's students. For example, pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca was ranked 7th, while the Volvo Group, AkzoNobel, Saab and Volvo Cars all featured in the top 30.

According to Universum, this year students are increasingly focussed on developing their personal brand by working for a reputable company with attractive products and services. There is also an increased interest in having an international career.

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