Top Graduate Employers

The finance and retail sectors are recruiting the greatest number of graduates into graduate-level employment, according to our latest figures. So, where are the jobs?

Filter the table below by region, industry and occupation.

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Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 365
2 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 255
3 Deloitte 225
4 Ernst & Young 155
5 Specsavers 145
6 KPMG 140
7 Tesco 130
8 Jaguar Land Rover 120
9 Rolls-Royce 110
10 Enterprise 105
10 Lloyds Pharmacy 105
12 British Army 95
13 Atkins 80
13 IBM 80
13 Teach First 80
16 Lloyds Banking Group 75
17 BAE Systems 70
18 BP 65
19 Barclays 60
20 Hewlett Packard 55
20 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 55
22 Accenture 50
22 Aldi 50
22 Arup 50
22 Babcock 50
22 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 50
27 BT 45
27 Marks & Spencer 45
27 Network Rail 45
27 Sainsbury's 45
27 Sky 45
32 Abercrombie & Fitch 40
32 Capita 40
32 Dyson 40
32 Grant Thornton 40
32 McDonald's 40
32 Mott Macdonald 40
38 Aecom 35
38 JP Morgan 35
38 Lancashire County Council 35
38 Majestic Wine Warehouses 35
38 Physio World 35
38 Towers Watson 35
44 Atos 30
44 Birmingham City Council 30
44 EDF Energy 30
44 Essex County Council 30
44 Falkirk Council 30
44 General Electric 30
44 Glasgow City Council 30
44 MBDA 30
44 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 30
44 National Health Service (NHS) 30
44 North Lanarkshire Council 30
44 Royal Navy 30
44 Thales 30
57 Aberdeen City Council 25
57 Airbus 25
57 AMEC 25
57 BDO 25
57 British Council 25
57 Citi 25
57 Environment Agency 25
57 FDM 25
57 Fife Council 25
57 GlaxoSmithKline 25
57 Goldman Sachs 25
57 Hampshire County Council 25
57 HSBC 25
57 Jacobs Engineering 25
57 Kent County Council 25
57 Laing O'Rourke 25
57 Lidl 25
57 Royal Air Force (RAF) 25
57 Schlumberger 25
57 Unilever 25
57 University of Leicester 25
57 Vision Express 25
57 West Sussex County Council 25
57 Wood Group 25
81 Aberdeenshire Council 20
81 Aon Hewitt 20
81 Asda 20
81 Aviva 20
81 Baker Tilly 20
81 Balfour Beatty 20
81 Bank of America 20
81 Capgemini 20
81 Credit Suisse 20
81 Debenhams 20
81 Explore Learning 20
81 Hertfordshire County Council 20
81 Home Retail Group 20
81 John Lewis Partnership 20
81 Leeds City Council 20
81 LloydsPharmacy 20
81 Middlesex University 20
81 National Grid 20
81 Nissan 20
81 Norfolk & Norwich Hospital 20

These tables are compiled using data taken from the annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey (2011–12) conducted by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). Read more about the methodology of this study.

 
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