Insurance companies and consultancies feature heavily in this years list of the best companies to work for in the financial and business services sector, published by The Sunday Times.
'The Sunday Times 100 best companies to work for' list, which will appear in full in the paper on Sunday (March 4), is topped by financial services company Brooks McDonald in the financial, professional and business services sector but also sees motor insurer the Admiral Group in second place and Totemic, which offers insurance among its personal financial management services, in third place.
Also in the top 10 are insurance underwriter Kiln Group in fourth, investment banker Jefferies in fifth place and personal finance company Think Money Group in sixth.
The top 10 is completed by consultancy Capco (7), Skipton Financial Services (8), annuities and mortgage provider Just Retirement (9) and dental insurance company Denplan (10.
A separate list of the top 25 big companies to work for in the financial, professional and business services sector is topped by investment banking and securities giant Goldman Sachs International.
According to The Sunday Times' research, which was carried out by Best Companies Ltd, Goldman Sachs topped the list for personal growth, with a 76% positive score among those surveyed.
In particular, the bank was hailed for its young workforce, with an average age of 33, and the wide range of education programmes that can be taken either in classrooms or on the internet through the internal Goldman Sachs University.
Staff said there was no cap on the opportunities to learn and grow within the organisation (72%) and that training was a great benefit to them (72%).
In second place behind Goldman Sachs was audit and advisory services company PricewaterhouseCoopers, ahead of insurer RSA Insurance Group UK in third place.
Also featuring on the list were KPMG in fifth, Deloitte in seventh, Zurich in eighth and AXA in ninth, while the top 10 was rounded off by consultancy Mott MacDonald.
Jonathan Austin, chief executive and founder of Best Companies Ltd, praised the high-quality workplaces making this year's lists.
'These awards highlight the achievements of organisations with good leadership and management which result in high levels of workplace engagement factors that are even more important in these difficult economic times,' he said.