Google has emerged the most attractive employer among business/commerce students in Thailand in 2020, while PTT has taken the top spot among engineering students, Universum's Talent Survey 2020 has revealed.

Among both group of students, common favourites included Google and PTT, BMW Group, Facebook, Siam Cement Group, Electricty Generating Authority of Thailand, and more.

The results of the survey, which took place from July to August 2020, also included a snapshot on top employer attributes, annual salary expectations and more, among business and STEM university students in the country.

Overall, the top 20 most attractive employers by the students' field of study, are as follows:

Top 20 ideal employers among Thailand's business/commerce students

  1. Google
  2. Stock Exchange of Thailand
  3. King Power
  4. Central Group
  5. PTT
  6. GMM Grammy
  7. Workpoint Entertainment
  8. Charoen Pokphand Group (CP)
  9. Thai Airways International
  10. BMW Group (BMW, Mini, Rolls-Royce Motorcars)
  11. Siam Cement Group
  12. Shopee
  13. UNIQLO
  14. Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)
  15. Facebook
  16. Microsoft
  17. Samsung
  18. Kasikorn Bank
  19. Siam Commercial Bank
  20. Thai Air Asia

Top 20 ideal employers among Thailand's engineering students

  1. PTT
  2. Siam Cement Group
  3. Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)
  4. Google
  5. Toyota
  6. Microsoft
  7. BMW Group (BMW, Mini, Rolls-Royce Motorcars)
  8. Chevron
  9. Honda
  10. Intel
  11. Thai Airways International
  12. Facebook
  13. Samsung
  14. King Power
  15. Siemens
  16. Sony
  17. CH. Karnchang
  18. Siam City Cement
  19. Michelin
  20. GMM Grammy

Top three employer attributes in 2020

Additionally, when respondents also noted what attracted them to a particular employer, the top response attribute was a clear path for advancement among both faculties of students. Beyond that, there were differences in what the different talent groups prioritised when choosing their preferred future employer.

Business talent

  1. Clear path for advancement
  2. Competitive base salary
  3. A creative and dynamic work environment

Engineering talent

  1. Clear path for advancement
  2. Professional training and development
  3. Competitive base salary

Graduates in business/commerce and engineering expect higher salaries

Apart from the above, the report indicates a slight increase in annual pay expectations among business and STEM graduates. Despite the general economic impact caused by the pandemic, the yearly pay expectations among business students have increased from 369 368 THB to 384 676 THB, while STEM talent’s salary expectations have increased by just over 1%.

Similarly, when asked what content on an employer's career pages attract them the most, the talent revealed a focus on training and development (72%), corporate social responsibility (69%), and remuneration & benefits (62%) as the most compelling.

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