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Voted By M’sian Undergrads: Talentbank Reveals 113 Most Preferred Graduate Employers of 2022!


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Source: Talentbank

Whether you’re a fresh graduate who’s looking for employment opportunities, or an employee who’s seeking a new job, you would most likely wonder to whom you should submit your resume. Here’s some good news for you! Instead of spending hours and hours researching employers, you can get all the answers you need from Talentbank

Talentbank is an award-winning company specialising in global employer branding, recruitment, market research, and education. Every year since 2018, Talentbank hosts the Graduates’ Choice Award to conduct extensive market research with Malaysian university students, aiming to find out their preferred choices of employers. 

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The Graduates’ Choice Award is the Most Authoritative Graduate Employer Branding Award in APAC. Being an award of the highest distinction, it recognizes outstanding organizations that demonstrate exceptional employer branding within Malaysian universities. The best part is that the winners are 100% voted by university students! 

“For the fourth year running, through the Graduates’ Choice Award, Malaysian university students have made their voices heard, weighing in on some of the most crucial criteria when it comes to finding the right organisation and job for them.

Through our comprehensive and wide-reaching poll, we are able to gain invaluable insights into what undergraduates are looking for in terms of jobs helping others make wiser employment decisions too,” ⁠said Ben Ho, CEO of Talentbank

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1. Top 25 Most Attractive Graduate Employers to Work For in 2022

This year, over the course of 12 months, Talentbank has engaged with over 23,000 Malaysian undergraduates from more than 100 universities nationwide to finalize the Most Preferred Graduate Employers to Work For in 2022The number of overall winners has increased from 10 to 25, indicating the growing number of influential employers among Malaysian undergraduates!

Wondering which companies are the overall winners? We’ve provided the list of winners below:

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2. Graduates’ Choice Award 2022 Category Winners

Graduates’ Choice Award 2022 also recognizes 48 distinctive industries across all fields, including the new categories introduced this year, namely:

  • Convenience Store
  • Luxury Retail
  • Travel Booking App
  • Fintech
  • Investment Banking
  • Print Technology
  • Advertising
  • Analytics
  • Broadcasting
  • Construction
  • Social Media

Check out the category winners of each industry below!

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From top to bottom: accounting & professional services, advertising, analytics, airlines, automotive, banking, business process outsourcing, broadcasting, construction, chemical, and convenience store.


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From top to bottom: cloud services, e-commerce marketplace, consulting, engineering, electronics, education, entertainment & leisure, facilities management, and fashion.



From top to bottom: fast food, fintech, fast-moving consumer goods, hotels, government-linked companies, healthcare (hospitals), healthcare (equipment), insurance, investment banking, and luxury retail.



From top to bottom: liquor, manufacturing (microprocessor), manufacturing (paint), manufacturing (rubber), oil & gas, multi-level marketing, print technology, retail, pharmaceutical, and property developer.



From top to bottom: shared services, semiconductor, social media, shopping malls, tech (ICT), travel booking apps, tech (computer peripherals), and telecommunication.

For more information regarding the official rankings, visit the Graduates’ Choice Award website


3. The employment preferences of Malaysian fresh graduates 

Other than recognizing top employers, the Graduates’ Choice Award 2022 also showcased valuable findings regarding the employment preferences among Malaysian fresh graduates.

Here are just some of the most popular key considerations:

  • A salary between RM2,500 – RM3,000 
  • Good bosses and leaders 
  • Career development and learning opportunities
  • Good company culture
  • Flexible working hours
  • Work-life balance
  • Job stability
  • Contribution to society

Besides, the award also sheds light on some of the most preferred industries among Malaysian fresh graduates, which are

  • E-commerce marketplaces
  • Telecommunications
  • Accounting
  • Technology 
  • Banking

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4. Vote and win amazing prizes! 

Wait, that’s not it! Both undergraduates and graduates can now vote for 2023 Graduates’ Choice Award winners, which will be the Most Preferred Graduate Employers to Work For in 2023. Drawing close to its deadline, which is on 30th June 2022, students who cast their votes can stand a chance to win AMAZING prizes such as: 

  • Apple MacBook Air
  • Microsoft Surface Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy S22
  • Apple iPhone 13

If you have a preferred employer in mind, be sure to cast your vote on the Graduates’ Choice Award website. Quick, as there are only two weeks left to vote!


Visit the Graduates’ Choice Award website to know more about the award and cast your nominations. For more information regarding Talentbank, visit the Jobsbank website or Talentbank website.

Are your favourite employers on the list? Let us know in the comments below!

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