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Top 20 Companies University Students in Malawi Want to Work for

Top 20 Companies University Students in Malawi Want to Work for

Ranking based on a survey of 227 university students in Malawi

Business PLUS Malawi conducted a questionnaire survey to 227 university students who take business related courses.

The survey was conducted to rank private companied that students want to work for after graduating from university.

How We Scored

Students were asked to name their first, second and third choice of companies. The followings are points given.

First choice: 3 points
Second choice: 2 points
Third choice: 1 point

Period of Survey: From September 17 to October 9, 2020.

*Government institutions, NGOs and International Organisations were excluded form the ranking.

No. 19   Universal Industries | 9 points

Head Office: Blantyre
Industry: Food Processing

Universal Industries Ltd are the manufacturer of biscuits, snack, beverages and breakfast cereals in Malawi.

Established in 1957, they have become a major food manufacturer with over 1,000 permanent employees.

No. 19   Unilever | 9 points

Head Office: Lilongwe
Industry: Consumer Goods

Unilever is a British-Dutch multinational company and its products are available in around 190 countries.

They have more than 400 brands including Lipton, Knorr, Dove, Axe, Hellmann’s and Omo.

No. 17   Seed Co | 10 points

Head Office: Lilongwe
Industry: Agriculture

Established in 2000, Seed Co is a leading certified seed company authorized to market seed varieties developed by itself, government and other associated seed breeders in over 15 African countries.

No. 17   NBS Bank | 10 points

Head Office: Blantyre
Industry: Financial Services

NBS Bank Limited is a commercial bank in Malawi and a subsidiary of NICO Holdings Limited.

The bank started its commercial banking operations on 1st July 2004.

No. 15   Limbe Leaf Tobacco Company | 12 points

Head Office: Lilongwe
Industry: Tobacco

Limbe Leaf Tobacco Company Limited (LLTC) is one of Malawi’s leading tobacco processors.

The company assists the Malawi nation and its neighbouring countries with operations encompassing a wide range of fields.

No. 15   Alliance One Tobacco (Malawi) | 12 points

Head Office: Lilongwe
Industry: Tobacco

Alliance One is one of the independent leaf tobacco merchants in the world.

Its primary business revolves around the selection, purchase, processing, storage, packing, shipping and sale of leaf tobacco in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

No. 14   Malawi Airlines | 14 points

Head Office: Lilongwe
Industry: Transport

Malawi Airlines Limited is the national flag carrier of Malawi.

It is a registered partnership company with shareholding between Malawi Government which has 51% of the shares and Ethiopian Airlines (49% of shares).

No. 13   Old Mutual Malawi | 17 points

Head Office: Blantyre
Industry: Financial Services

Old Mutual Limited offers investment, saving, insurance, and banking services across key markets in 14 counties.

The company was listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange on June 2018.

No. 12   Rab Processors | 21 points

Head Office: Blantyre
Industry: Food Processing

Rab Processors is a company that specializes in value addition and trading of locally grown produce in Malawi.

The commodities include milk powder, tea bags, peanut butter, nutritional supplement goods and salt.

No. 11   JTI Leaf Malawi Ltd | 22 points

Head Office: Lilongwe
Industry: Tobacco

JTI is one of Malawi’s largest tobacco buyers.

JTI Leaf Malawi has around 380 permanent and 1000 seasonal employees and was awarded the Top Employers Malawi and Top Employers Africa certification.

No. 10   Zodiak Broadcasting Station | 24 points

Head Office: Lilongwe
Industry: Mass Communication

Founded in 2005, Zodiak Broadcasting Station is a privately owned radio and TV station in Malawi.

The station has more than 25 transmitting sites and reaches the whole of Malawi.

Nearly 75% of its programmes are broadcasted in Chichewa, Malawi’s main language.

Reasons

Journalism, The Polytechnic
Journalism, The Polytechnic
I have always wanted to be the voice for the people.
Community Development, Pentecostal Life University
Community Development, Pentecostal Life University
This is because Zodiak radio station has programmes that help people in rural communities, making it easier to find jobs.
Communication and Cultural Studies, Chancellor College
Communication and Cultural Studies, Chancellor College
It is a leading broadcasting station with a lot of experienced communicaton experts therefore joining their team would also be good for a fresh graduate.

No. 9   Toyota Malawi | 25 points

Head Office: Blantyre
Industry: Automotive

Toyota Malawi is the official distributor for Toyota and Hino vehicles and provides after support for genuine parts and quality service in Malawi.

They are the market leader in the motor industry in Malawi with a market share of over 40% in new vehicle sales.

Reasons

Business Administration, DMI St. John the Baptist University
Business Administration, DMI St. John the Baptist University
It is the leading automobile company in the country as such I like associating myself with big brands.
Business Management, Pact Collage
Business Management, Pact Collage
It is a company with good reputation and it sells best quality products that clients can be satisfied with.
Marketing, Tshwane University of Technology
Marketing, Tshwane University of Technology
Well established in Malawi, they sell quality vehicles. Opportunities for growth especially in sales.

No. 8   NICO Life Insurance | 35 points

Head Office: Blantyre
Industry: Insurance

NICO Life Insurance Company Limited offers a comprehensive range of life insurance and pensions in Malawi.

Additionally, they are trusted pension administrators.

The company is co-owned by NICO Holdings Limited and Sanlam Developing Markets Limited.

Reasons

Business Management, Nkhoma University
Business Management, Nkhoma University
It is one of most outstanding insurance firms in Malawi and working there would really be an honour. Adding on that, they offer good working conditions.
Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Nkhoma University
Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Nkhoma University
In its industry, it is a leading company providing good services to clients and they stick to their promises on the contract.
Business Administration, DMI St. John the Baptist University
Business Administration, DMI St. John the Baptist University
It is one of the best insurance companies here in Malawi and it offers great services to people.

No. 7   Standard Bank Malawi | 36 points

Head Office: Lilongwe
Industry: Financial Services

Standard Bank, previously known as the Commercial Bank of Malawi is a member of Standard Bank Group.

Standard Bank Group is Africa’s biggest lender by assets and the headquarters is situated in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Reasons

Marketing and Public Relations, Malawi College of Accountancy
Marketing and Public Relations, Malawi College of Accountancy
To build a career in banking services and marketing, standard bank offers diversity because of its interconnectedness across Africa.
Business Management, DMI St. John the Baptist University
Business Management, DMI St. John the Baptist University
This company works on an international level thus I have always loved the idea of working with an international standard company.
Business Administration, Malawi Institute of Management
Business Administration, Malawi Institute of Management
They offer good services and I feel that people’s wealth is in safe hands at Standard Bank.

No. 6   FDH Bank | 41 points

Head Office: Blantyre
Industry: Financial Services

FDH Bank is one of the commercial banks licensed by the Reserve Bank of Malawi, the central bank and national banking regulator.

The bank was founded in 2008, as a subsidiary of FDH Financial Holdings Limited.

Reasons

Business Management, The Polytechnic
Business Management, The Polytechnic
It is more innovative and one of the leading banks in Malawi.
Business Administration, Malawi Institute of Management
Business Administration, Malawi Institute of Management
To further increase the banking solutions, and because it is a fully owned Malawian bank.
Logistics and supply chain management, Exploits University
Logistics and supply chain management, Exploits University
They are growing so fast in the banking industry.

No. 5   National Bank of Malawi | 69 points

Head Office: Blantyre
Industry: Financial Services

National Bank of Malawi is the largest commercial bank in Malawi in terms of asset base, as well as being the most efficient and profitable.

The bank was listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange on August 2000, and currently has about 1,000 employees

Reasons

Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Nkhoma University
Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Nkhoma University
The bank provides good quality services to customers and it has good working conditions.
Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Malawi College of Accountancy
Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Malawi College of Accountancy
I am passionate about finance and marketing and I am motivated by how they conduct their business and management of finance.
Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Pentecostal Life University
Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Pentecostal Life University
It would be great experience. They are customer friendly and they contribute to Malawi’s economy.

No. 4   Castel Malawi | 72 points

Head Office: Blantyre
Industry: Beverage

Castel Malawi is owned by the Castel Group, a French beverages company.

They are the leading producer and distributor of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages such as Carlsberg beer, Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Sobo Squash and Malawi Gin in Malawi.

Reasons

Business Administration, Lake Malawi Anglican University
Business Administration, Lake Malawi Anglican University
I like their products and I believe I have required skills to improve the company even more.
Human Resource Management, Exploits University
Human Resource Management, Exploits University
To become worldwide known manufacturers of the best beer in the world.
Technical Education in Science, The Polytechnic
Technical Education in Science, The Polytechnic
This is the only company in Malawi that produces high quality drinks and therefore being in the marketing and sales field will be of great experience and also bringing in new ideas.

   Illovo Sugar (Malawi) plc | 73 points

Head Office: Limbe
Industry: Sugar Producer

Illovo Sugar (Malawi) plc produce sugarcane and raw and refined sugar.

They provide more than 60% of total sugar sales sold to domestic consumer and industrial markets and also export to markets in the EU, the USA and the surrounding region.

Reasons

Divinity, Lake Malawi Anglican University
Divinity, Lake Malawi Anglican University
I want to help farmers to have their basic needs when they buy their sugarcane.
Business Administration, DMI St. John the Baptist University
Business Administration, DMI St. John the Baptist University
With the coming of new sugar companies, as a marketer, I find it interesting to maintain the current market share of the company.
Human Resource Management, Malawi Institute of Management
Human Resource Management, Malawi Institute of Management
They produce good products which are being used by most citizens in Malawi.
Business Management, Pentecostal Life University
Business Management, Pentecostal Life University
The export of sugar surely helps to bring foreign exchange to the country.
Business Administration, DMI St. John the Baptist University
Business Administration, DMI St. John the Baptist University
It offers the best practical training as it believes in offering opportunities to young professionals.

   Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) | 93 points

Head Office: Blantyre
Industry: Telecommunications

Established in 1995, Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) is the oldest and one of the largest telecommunications companies in Malawi.

They also offer data mobile money services through Mpamba.

Reasons

Business Administration, Lake Malawi Anglican University
Business Administration, Lake Malawi Anglican University
Their services are more effective, so I would like to be the one providing the services.
Mass Communication, African Bible College
Mass Communication, African Bible College
This is because I want to become a specialist in communication of such a mobile network.
Business Communication, The Polytechnic
Business Communication, The Polytechnic
It is a lively company that has got so many activities going on in terms of marketing, advertising and communication. Being part of the team would surely be uplifting.
Business Administration, Malawi Institute of Management
Business Administration, Malawi Institute of Management
It’s my passion to engage myself in telecommunication and networking world to solve internet problems the locals face.
Business Administration, Lake Malawi Anglican University
Business Administration, Lake Malawi Anglican University
I like their way of handling customers. They have good customer care skills, and I believe I can help the company to have more customers.

   Airtel Malawi | 144 points

Head Office: Lilongwe
Industry: Telecommunications

Airtel Malawi is a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel International which operates across Africa and Asia.

They are one of the leading mobile telecommunications companies and also offer the largest mobile money services through Airtel Money.

Reasons

Technical Education in Science, The Polytechnic
Technical Education in Science, The Polytechnic
This is one of the biggest companies in Malawi. Therefore, they provide a large platform of knowledge and experience in the marketing industry.
Communication and Cultural Studies, Chancellor College
Communication and Cultural Studies, Chancellor College
It is one of the leading communication service providers. Hence, working with them can help one easily develop professional skills.
Business Administration, Malawi Adventist University
Business Administration, Malawi Adventist University
It is known with providing high quality outdoor advertising especially billboards. Their creativeness inspires me and motivate my creative skills.
Business Administration, DMI St. John the Baptist University
Business Administration, DMI St. John the Baptist University
They offer great services to people and they also help those in need. I want to be part of something like that.
Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Nkhoma University
Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Nkhoma University
It is the most outstanding mobile company here in Malawi and it offers great working conditions.

 

Period of Survey: From September 17 to October 9, 2020.