Company

Company

Where do they find their first job?

The top 20 employers for respondents to this survey operate in mainly consulting industries, manufacturing and information/communication.

The top 10 employers of RSM MSc graduates are Deloitte, Google, KPN, IBM, Shell, KPMG, ABN Amro, EY, Atos, Bain & Company, Capgemini, IHC Merwede, McKinsey & Company, Procter & Gamble, RebelGroup and Unilever[1].

RSM graduates responding to this survey say they work for 159 different companies around the world. Larger companies attract the most graduates; about 48% work for multinational companies with more than 10,000 employees. A fifth, 20%, work for companies with between 1,001 and 10,000 employees. Another fifth, 21%, work for companies with between 50 and 1,000 employees. About a tenth, 11%, work for smaller companies of less than 50 people.


[1] There are 16 companies in the top 10 employers. ABN Amro, Atos, Bain & Company, Capgemini, IHC Merwede, McKinsey & Company, Procter & Gamble, RebelGroup and Unilever all employed the same number of respondents.

Size of the company our MSc graduates work for compared to 2012

The industries that attract most RSM graduates are consultancy and business research (30%) and financial services and insurance (19%) similar to last year’s Graduate Placement Survey. A quarter of students say they work in consulting (26%), either in the financial services industry or another industry. This marks no change from last year’s survey, when also most respondents indicated to work in consulting.

First function of the MSc graduates compared to 2012

More than half, 66%, of all respondents, say they have found a job in the Netherlands. A quarter, 27% , found a job elsewhere in Europe and 8% went to other parts of the world. This marks no change from last year’s survey. Of all Dutch respondents, the vast majority -87% of them- stayed in the Netherlands after graduation.

And to answer a question many non-EEA students ask us: almost half, 46%, of graduates with a non-EEA passport stay in the Netherlands after graduation. This is 10% more than in the Graduate Placement Survey 2012.

World map with companies where RSM graduates find their first job