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The Careers in Africa Employer of Choice 2019 has been announced, following our largest ever survey. This year 29,216 African Professionals chose the brand they most want to work for in Africa, with all 54 countries represented, and over 1,100 brands reviewed.

This year saw the first time that Africans were able to vote for their favourite international brand, and their favourite African brand. For the first time, we are able to reveal the preferred companies and organisations on a multi-national and regional level.

This years international Employer of Choice is Total, ahead of the UN and last years winner The World Bank.

The African brand Employer of Choice is Nigerian LNG, ahead of MTN and the African Development Bank.

You can discover more about the methodology of the study by clicking here.

 
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Employer of Choice 2019:

International Brands

Rank
Company
Sector
Index
Main Reasons
1
Total
Oil & Gas
2166.14
Reputation of organisation as an innovative and forward-thinking company
2
UN
Education, Government, IGO & NGO
1975.63
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
3
World Bank Group
Financial Services
1001.68
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
4
Exxon Mobil
Oil & Gas
948.62
The opportunity for challenging work
5
UNDP
Education, Government, IGO & NGO
868.46
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
6
UNICEF
Education, Government, IGO & NGO
838.14
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
7
Google
Technology
642.36
Reputation of organisation as an innovative and forward-thinking company
8
Chevron
Oil & Gas
613.73
The opportunity for challenging work
9
Shell
Oil & Gas
584
The opportunity to develop my skills
10
Standard Chartered Bank
Banking
564.16
The opportunity for challenging work
11
Microsoft
Technology
535.02
The opportunity to develop my skills
12
Schlumberger
Oil & Gas
534.65
The opportunity for challenging work
13
World Vision
Education, Government, IGO & NGO
526.61
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
14
Anglo American
Mining
507.1
The opportunity to develop my skills
15
Vodafone
Telecommunications
487.14
Reputation of organisation as an innovative and forward-thinking company
16
Rio Tinto
Mining
469.13
The opportunity for challenging work
17
Baker Hughes, a GE company
Oil & Gas
456.62
The opportunity to develop my skills
18
GE
Technology
447.76
The opportunity for challenging work
19
IFC
Financial Services
432.72
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
20
BP
Oil & Gas
413.81
The opportunity for challenging work
21
Cisco
Technology
410.71
The opportunity to develop my skills
22
P&G
Consumer Products
408.89
Reputation of organisation as an innovative and forward-thinking company
23
Aggreko International Projects
Energy
403.09
The opportunity for challenging work
24
AngloGold Ashanti
Mining
389.93
The opportunity for challenging work
25
Apple
Technology
371.11
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
26
Unilever
Consumer Products
356.8
Reputation of organisation as an innovative and forward-thinking company
27
Coca-Cola
Consumer Products
355.31
The opportunity for challenging work
28
DHL
Aviation, Transport, Logistics & Outsourcing
354.24
The opportunity for challenging work
29
Orange
Telecommunications
352.23
The opportunity for challenging work
30
Airtel
Telecommunications
347.98
The opportunity for challenging work
31
Air Liquide
Oil & Gas
340.74
Reputation of organisation as an innovative and forward-thinking company
32
Citi
Banking
339.98
The opportunity for challenging work
33
Diageo
Consumer Products
336.22
The opportunity for challenging work
34
Anadarko
Oil & Gas
334.19
The opportunity for challenging work
35
Tullow Oil
Oil & Gas
330.47
The opportunity for challenging work
36
McKinsey&Company
Professional Services
328.33
The opportunity for challenging work
37
BG Group
Oil & Gas
325.08
The opportunity for challenging work
38
Halliburton
Oil & Gas
322.01
The opportunity to develop my skills
39
JP Morgan
Financial Services
320.47
The opportunity for challenging work
40
Vale
Mining
316.18
The opportunity for challenging work
41
Subsea 7
Oil & Gas
314.84
The opportunity for challenging work
42
Colgate Palmolive
Consumer Products
312.94
The opportunity for challenging work
43
ENI
Oil & Gas
308.04
The opportunity for challenging work
44
BHP Billiton
Mining
297.48
The opportunity for challenging work
45
Nestle
Consumer Products
294.97
The opportunity for challenging work
46
Amazon
Technology
290.5
Reputation of organisation as an innovative and forward-thinking company
47
Conoco Phillips
Oil & Gas
288.78
The opportunity for challenging work
48
IBM
Technology
285.63
The opportunity for challenging work
49
EY
Professional Services
282.31
The opportunity for challenging work
50
Johnson & Johnson
Pharmaceuticals/Healthcare
282.01
The opportunity for challenging work
51
De Beers
Mining
281.34
The opportunity to develop my skills
52
Millicom/Tigo
Telecommunications
280.67
The opportunity to develop my skills
53
Western Union
Financial Services
279.82
The opportunity to develop my skills
54
GE Healthcare
Pharmaceuticals/Healthcare
273.9
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
55
Vinci Construction
Construction
273.08
The opportunity for challenging work
56
Addax Petroleum
Oil & Gas
272.03
The opportunity for challenging work
57
Heidelberg Cement
Manufacturing
271.82
The opportunity for challenging work
58
HSBC
Banking
268.12
The opportunity for challenging work
59
British American Tobacco
Consumer Products
266.17
The opportunity for challenging work
60
Weatherford
Oil & Gas
266.04
The opportunity to develop my skills
61
Facebook
Technology
261.76
Reputation of organisation as an innovative and forward-thinking company
62
SAP
Technology
255.41
Reputation of organisation as an innovative and forward-thinking company
63
Oracle
Technology
254.01
The opportunity for challenging work
64
Toyota
Automotive
251.49
The opportunity to develop my skills
65
Lafarge Holcim
Manufacturing
249.47
The opportunity for challenging work
66
TransOcean Deepwater Drilling
Oil & Gas
248.64
The opportunity to develop my skills
67
Marriott
Travel and Tourism
248.41
The opportunity for challenging work
68
Maersk Oil
Oil & Gas
247.93
The opportunity for challenging work
69
Bollore
Aviation, Transport, Logistics & Outsourcing
247.19
The opportunity for challenging work
70
Monsanto
Agriculture
246.65
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
71
KPMG
Professional Services
244.74
The opportunity to develop my skills
72
General Motors
Automotive
244.43
The opportunity for challenging work
73
Volkswagan
Automotive
243.96
The opportunity for challenging work
74
Wartsila
Manufacturing
243.57
The opportunity for challenging work
75
Heineken International
Consumer Products
238.97
The opportunity for challenging work
76
Seadrill
Oil & Gas
238.52
The opportunity to develop my skills
77
Bechtel
Construction
238.35
The opportunity for challenging work
78
GSK
Pharmaceuticals/Healthcare
238.02
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
79
ABB
Technology
236.55
The opportunity for challenging work
80
Mastercard
Financial Services
234.63
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
81
Novo Nordisk
Pharmaceuticals/Healthcare
228.09
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
82
Kuehne + Nagel
Aviation, Transport, Logistics & Outsourcing
225.36
The opportunity for challenging work
83
Aga Khan
Education, Government, IGO & NGO
225.11
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
84
AB InBev
Consumer Products
223.87
The opportunity for challenging work
85
AIG
Financial Services
222.86
The opportunity for challenging work
86
Philips
Manufacturing
222.13
The opportunity for challenging work
87
UPS
Aviation, Transport, Logistics & Outsourcing
220.22
The opportunity to develop my skills
88
Nike
Consumer Products
218.74
The opportunity to develop my skills
89
Deloitte
Professional Services
217.48
The opportunity for challenging work
90
Puma Energy International
Oil & Gas
216.41
The opportunity for challenging work
91
Novartis
Pharmaceuticals/Healthcare
215.4
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
92
Statoil
Oil & Gas
214.39
The opportunity for challenging work
93
TechnipFMC
Technology
214.19
The opportunity to develop my skills
94
Petronas
Oil & Gas
213.99
The opportunity for challenging work
95
Wood Group
Oil & Gas
212.31
The opportunity for challenging work
96
Mercedes
Automotive
211.15
Reputation of organisation as an innovative and forward-thinking company
97
APM Terminals
Aviation, Transport, Logistics & Outsourcing
210.19
The opportunity for challenging work
98
Huawei
Technology
209.18
The opportunity to develop my skills
99
Olam International
Agriculture
203.36
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
100
Schneider Electric
Technology
200.17
The opportunity for challenging work
 
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Employer of Choice 2019:

African Brands

Ranking
Company
Region
Sector
Index
Main Reason for Choice
1
Nigeria LNG
West
Oil & Gas
2099.89
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
2
MTN
East, Francophone, Southern, West
Telecommunications
1200.65
The opportunity for challenging work
3
African Development Bank
East, North, Southern, West
Financial Services
823.01
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
4
IOM
East
Education, Government, IGO & NGO
772.36
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
5
Vivo Energy
East, Francophone, Southern, West
Oil & Gas
737.22
The opportunity for challenging work
6
Development Bank of Southern Africa
Southern
Education, Government, IGO & NGO
643.49
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
7
Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc
West
Oil & Gas
553.04
The opportunity for challenging work
8
Ecobank
East, Francophone, Southern, West
Professional Services
487.62
The opportunity for challenging work
9
Amref Health Africa
East
Consumer Products
478.64
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
10
Pecten
West
Oil & Gas
439.39
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
11
Camrose Resources (ENRC)
Francophone
Manufacturing
438.8
The opportunity for challenging work
12
Coca Cola Beverages Africa
East, Southern
Consumer Products
432.44
Reputation of organisation as an innovative and forward-thinking company
13
Sasol
Southern
Oil & Gas
418.52
The opportunity for challenging work
14
Office National des Transports
Francophone
Education, Government, IGO & NGO
404.38
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
15
Sahara Group
West
Oil & Gas
383.66
The opportunity for challenging work
16
Ethiopian Airlines
East
Aviation, Transport, Logistics & Outsourcing
378.46
Reputation of organisation as an innovative and forward-thinking company
17
Safaricom
East
Telecommunications
377.84
Reputation of organisation as an innovative and forward-thinking company
18
Standard Bank
East, Southern, West
Banking
358.11
The opportunity for challenging work
19
Bridge International Academies
East, West
Education, Government, IGO & NGO
347.67
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
20
International Livestock Research Institute
East
Education, Government, IGO & NGO
343.1
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
21
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
East
Education, Government, IGO & NGO
338.2
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
22
Oando Plc
West
Oil & Gas
336.38
The opportunity for challenging work
23
Andela
East, West
Technology
334.09
The opportunity to develop my skills
24
Angola LNG
Southern
Oil & Gas
324.15
The opportunity to develop my skills
25
Africa Oil Corporation
East
Oil & Gas
296.71
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
26
East African Breweries Ltd
East
Consumer Products
288.72
The opportunity for challenging work
27
Stanbic
East, Francophone, Southern, West
Banking
282.02
The opportunity for challenging work
28
CRDB Bank
East
Banking
281.12
Reputation of organisation as an innovative and forward-thinking company
29
Centum Investments
East
Financial Services
280.49
The opportunity for challenging work
30
Afreximbank
East, North, Southern, West
Financial Services
280.47
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
31
Sonangol Group
Southern
Oil & Gas
252.37
The opportunity to develop my skills
32
ABSA Bank Limited
East, Southern, West
Banking
251.7
The opportunity to develop my skills
33
Central Bank of Kenya
East
Professional Services
246.22
The expected salary and financial benefits
34
Forte Oil Plc
West
Oil & Gas
233.91
The opportunity to develop my skills
35
Access Bank
West
Banking
227.39
The opportunity for challenging work
36
Bamburi Cement
East
Construction
226.57
The opportunity for challenging work
37
11 Plc
West
Oil & Gas
224.34
The opportunity for challenging work
38
Nigerian Breweries
West
Consumer Products
222.01
Reputation of organisation as an innovative and forward-thinking company
39
Fidson Healthcare Plc
West
Consumer Products
221.99
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
40
Capital Oil Plc[Mrf]
West
Oil & Gas
215.91
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
41
Botswana Diamonds
Southern
Mining
215.72
Reputation of organisation as an innovative and forward-thinking company
42
Kenya Commercial Bank
East
Automotive
214.41
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
43
East African Portland Cement
East
Manufacturing
210.05
The opportunity to develop my skills
44
Petroci
Francophone
Oil & Gas
208.88
The opportunity for challenging work
45
Unitel Angola
Southern
Telecommunications
206.35
The opportunity to develop my skills
46
First Quantum Minerals
Southern
Mining
205.53
The opportunity to develop my skills
47
Vodacom
Southern
Telecommunications
202
The opportunity to develop my skills
48
Mrs Oil Nigeria Plc.
West
Oil & Gas
201.45
The opportunity for challenging work
49
Swala Oil and Gas (Tanzania)
East
Oil & Gas
199.21
The opportunity for challenging work
50
Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency
East
Agriculture
195.6
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
51
Guaranty Trust Bank
West
Financial Services
193.39
Reputation of organisation as an innovative and forward-thinking company
52
Conoil Plc[Mrf]
West
Oil & Gas
188.51
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
53
Sonatel
Francophone
Telecommunications
187.76
The opportunity for challenging work
54
KenGen Company
East
Banking
186.29
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
55
NMB Bank Plc
East
Banking
186.07
The opportunity to develop my skills
56
Kenya Pipeline Company
East
Oil & Gas
183.95
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
57
Alexander Forbes
East, Southern, West
Professional Services
183.26
The opportunity for challenging work
58
Egypt Gas Company
North
Manufacturing
183.03
The opportunity for challenging work
59
Kenya Red Cross
East
Education, Government, IGO & NGO
182.12
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
60
Japaul Oil & Maritime Services Plc
West
Oil & Gas
181.78
The opportunity for challenging work
61
Central Bank of Nigeria
West
Banking
180.18
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
62
Agricultural Development Bank
West
Consumer Products
179.89
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
63
Ghana National Petroleum Corporation
West
Oil & Gas
178.64
The opportunity to develop my skills
64
Kumba Iron Ore Limited
Southern
Professional Services
178.38
The opportunity to develop my skills
65
Econet (LIQUID TELECOM)
East, Francophone, Southern, West
Telecommunications
177.81
The opportunity to develop my skills
66
Zenith Bank Plc
West
Consumer Products
175.43
Reputation of organisation as an innovative and forward-thinking company
67
Cadbury Nigeria
West
Consumer Products
174.67
The opportunity for challenging work
68
Impala Platinum Holdings Limited
Southern
Mining
174.51
The expected salary and financial benefits
69
Julius Berger Nig. Plc.
West
Construction
173.79
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
70
South32 Limited
Southern
Mining
173.33
The expected salary and financial benefits
71
Multichoice
East, Southern, West
Media, Marketing, PR & Advertising
170.87
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
72
Engen Oil
Southern
Oil & Gas
170.75
The opportunity for challenging work
73
Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas
Southern
Financial Services
170.5
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
74
Tongaat Hulett Group
Southern
Agriculture
165.75
The opportunity for challenging work
75
Kenya Ports Authority
East
Aviation, Transport, Logistics & Outsourcing
164.57
The level of job security
76
Discovery Ltd.
Southern
Banking
160.4
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
77
Societe Nationale des Hydrocarbures
Francophone
Oil & Gas
159.24
The opportunity for challenging work
78
Glo
West
Telecommunications
155.31
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
79
Nigerian Bottling Company
West
Consumer Products
154.32
The opportunity for challenging work
80
Old Mutual
East, Southern, West
Financial Services
150.72
Organisation's commercial brand, products or services
81
Perenco
West
Oil & Gas
150.64
The opportunity to develop my skills
82
RioZim
Southern
Mining
148.68
Reputation of organisation as an innovative and forward-thinking company
83
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
East
Professional Services
148.17
The opportunity for challenging work
84
Fbn Holdings Plc
West
Banking
147.62
Reputation of organisation as an innovative and forward-thinking company
85
Exxaro Resources Limited
Southern
Oil & Gas
147.39
The opportunity for challenging work
86
Mechanical Lloyd Company Plc.
West
Automotive
147.28
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
87
B.O.C. Gases Plc.
West
Oil & Gas
146.18
The opportunity for challenging work
88
ABT Associates
East
Professional Services
145.53
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
89
Mobisol
East, West
Energy
145.29
The opportunity for challenging work
90
FrieslandCampina
West
Professional Services
145.19
Organisation's commercial brand, products or services
91
Eterna Plc.
West
Oil & Gas
145.15
Reputation of organisation as an innovative and forward-thinking company
92
Trust Merchant Bank
Francophone
Financial Services
142.72
The opportunity for challenging work
93
Pretoria Portland Cement / PPC
Southern
Manufacturing
141.27
The opportunity for challenging work
94
Cocoa Processing Company
West
Agriculture
140.81
The opportunity for challenging work
95
Cargo Carriers Limited
Southern
Aviation, Transport, Logistics & Outsourcing
140.56
The opportunity for challenging work
96
Geothermal Development Company
East
Energy
140.4
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
97
Acacia Mining
East
Mining
138.65
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
98
9Mobile
West
Telecommunications
137.16
The opportunity for challenging work
99
Learn Africa Plc
West
Consumer Products
137.16
The ability for me make a real difference to society through the organisation
100
Sarova Hotels
East
Travel and Tourism
135.78
Reputation of organisation as an innovative and forward-thinking company

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