Source: Universum compiled its 2013 ranking of Europe's most attractive employers by collecting responses from 49,307 engineering and IT students from across 10 nations, including Germany, France, the U.K., Russia, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Poland and Austria. The students were asked to list their five most desirable employers. The ranking was based on those preferences, weighted by size of the economy. The majority of survey participants were planning to graduate by the end of 2014. The average respondent was 23 years old.