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Graduates vote on the best places to work

Accenture, Waitrose, DLA Piper and Pinsent Masons have been voted some of the best places to work by graduates.

Graduate Prospects surveyed 24,500 graduates about their experiences of employers on six key areas rather than perceptions pre-employment.

Green-minded graduates voted Accenture, Waitrose, DLA Piper, Pinsent Masons and Glaxo Smith Kline as the employers with the best corporate social responsibility policies.

In the area of learning and development, high scores went to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Explore Learning, Cancer Research UK, DLA Piper and Pinsent Masons.

Graduates hoping for a good pay and benefits package rated Sellafield, Baker & McKenzie and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Those hoping for good leadership from senior management scored Explore Learning and Intel highest. And for support, supervision and career progression most graduates reported satisfaction with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Explore Learning and the Bank of England.

The final area was recruitment and induction, where graduates were particularly impressed with Pinsent Masons, DLA Piper, Baker & McKenzie, Explore Learning and Cancer Research UK.

Mike Hill, chief executive of Graduate Prospects, said: "When we launched the survey, we wanted to paint a true picture of graduate working life, so it was vital the study explored all areas of employment. The findings deliver great insight into which companies perform well in key areas and will help students make more informed decisions."