Britain's corporate landscape today is dramatically different to how it was, say 50, or even 25 years ago. Foreign takeovers, historical mergers and acquisitions and the transplanting of much of the nation's historical manufacturing industry to the Far East are realities of business in modern Britain. Globalisation has defined this generation's job prospects.
The Vault Guide to the Top UK Employers, 2009 edition features 70 firms --both British owned and those with a major presence in Britain -- that offer great appeal and considerable opportunities to graduates and young professionals. The firms span the most popular sectors in the market right now, including banking and finance, accounting, consulting, consumer goods, energy, engineering and manufacturing, health and pharmaceuticals, law, media and advertising, retail, technology and telecommunications and transport.
The profiles in our guide are based on research and, in many cases, extensive feedback from students, employees and employers. Working on this guide has been an educational experience for everyone involved. It could not have been done without the enormous support and assistance of the companies being profiled who have asserted their commitment to providing you with information about career opportunities for graduates and young professionals at the UK?s leading firms.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Based in London, Saba Haider is the editor of Vault Europe. Prior to joining Vault she spent eight years working as a journalist and editor in Toronto, San Diego, New York, Dubai and Amsterdam. She has a degree in Political Science from the University of Guelph in Canada.
Deputy Editor Eleanor Lee is Associate Editor at Vault Europe. A Londoner, she has a first class BA in English Literature from Oxford University and an MA in Political Theory from University College London.
Vault Assistant Editor Nicole Kai Kobilansky has a degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto. She was born in Ukraine and speaks Russian and French.
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