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Grant Thornton named one of the 50 'World’s Most Attractive Global Employers'

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2015 | 7:00 AM

A survey of more than 240,000 business and engineering students from 12 of the world's largest economies has named Grant Thornton one of the 50 'World's Most Attractive Global Employers' in business.

The survey, conducted as part of the Universum Annual Student Survey, also listed a top 50 most attractive engineering/ IT companies.

Google topped both lists, with PwC and Ernst & Young rounding out the top three in business.

"Thank you to the students who voted. This is fantastic recognition and is testament to all of our people around the world," said Kenneth L. Lewis CD, senior partner, Mair Russell Grant Thornton, the Jamaican Grant Thornton member firm.

Grant Thornton member firms are based in 130 countries, with more than 40,000 people who make up the Grant Thornton global organisation.

"At Grant Thornton, we strive to develop and maintain a positive workplace culture for our people," Lewis said.

"Grant Thornton strives to provide a workplace where our people can unlock their potential for growth - at work, at home and in their communities."

In 37th position on the Universum list, Grant Thornton is "distinguished as an ideal employer in the professional services sector."

 

STUDENTS' INPUT

 

The rankings are based on the opinions of business and engineering students from top universities in the world's 12 largest economies: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The research was conducted by Universum, a leading global research and employer branding consultancy.

To be considered in the World's Most Attractive Employer ranking, an employer must be in the top 90 per cent of the Universum Ideal Employer ranking in at least six of the 12 largest economies. The results are then weighted based on the gross domestic product of each market.