Young People Want Jobs in Innovation-first Industries; Banking and Strategic Consulting Lose Some Luster
STOCKHOLM, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Universum’s World’s Most Attractive Employers rankings show students entering the workforce are doubling down on financial security and innovation; “high future earnings” is the number one priority when weighing a potential employer (and a bigger priority than in 2019), followed closely by “innovation” for engineering and IT students (chosen by 46%). For all students surveyed, Google, Apple and Microsoft were the top three employer brands. In 2020, among the companies gaining the most points in the rankings: Amazon, Volkswagen, J.P. Morgan, Daimler AG, Philips and LVMH.
“This year we witnessed interesting shifts in industry preferences among students across the globe,” explains Richard Mosley, chief strategist at Universum. “Careers in professional services, banking and strategic consulting all dropped in prestige, while careers in IT, automotive and even manufacturing rose significantly. What we are witnessing is a strong desire among students to work for