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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.

  • Click on a company name to read an employer profile and find details of their graduate training – where in the UK they recruit, in what industries, and into what types of job.
  • See starting salaries and minimum educational requirements.
  • Find out how we created the graduate employers table.
Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 510
2 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 370
3 Deloitte 315
4 Specsavers 225
5 Ernst & Young 205
6 KPMG 190
7 Tesco 180
8 Jaguar Land Rover 160
9 Lloyds Pharmacy 155
10 British Army 150
11 Rolls-Royce 145
12 Enterprise 130
13 Teach First 115
14 Atkins 110
15 Lloyds Banking Group 105
16 BAE Systems 95
16 Barclays 95
16 IBM 95
19 BP 85
19 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 85
21 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 75
22 Hewlett Packard 70
22 Sky 70
24 Accenture 65
24 Aldi 65
24 Arup 65
24 British Council 65
24 BT 65
24 Marks & Spencer 65
24 McDonald's 65
24 Sainsbury's 65
32 Babcock 60
32 Mott Macdonald 60
32 North Lanarkshire Council 60
35 Capita 55
35 Glasgow City Council 55
35 Grant Thornton 55
38 Abercrombie & Fitch 50
38 Aecom 50
38 JP Morgan 50
38 Majestic Wine Warehouses 50
38 Network Rail 50
43 Dyson 45
43 Environment Agency 45
43 Essex County Council 45
43 General Electric 45
43 Physio World 45
43 Towers Watson 45
49 AMEC 40
49 Citi 40
49 Falkirk Council 40
49 FDM 40
49 Fife Council 40
49 Kent County Council 40
49 Lancashire County Council 40
49 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 40
49 Royal Navy 40
49 Schlumberger 40
49 Thales 40
49 Vision Express 40
49 Wood Group 40
62 Airbus 35
62 Asda 35
62 BDO 35
62 Birmingham City Council 35
62 Co-operative (Co-Op) 35
62 EDF Energy 35
62 Goldman Sachs 35
62 HSBC 35
62 Jacobs Engineering 35
62 Liverpool Hope University 35
62 MBDA 35
62 National Health Service (NHS) 35
62 Nissan 35
62 Renfrewshire Council 35
62 Royal Air Force (RAF) 35
62 University of Leicester 35
62 Virgin 35
79 Aberdeen City Council 30
79 Atos 30
79 Balfour Beatty 30
79 Bank of America 30
79 Capgemini 30
79 Credit Suisse 30
79 Debenhams 30
79 GlaxoSmithKline 30
79 Hampshire County Council 30
79 Laing O'Rourke 30
79 Leeds City Council 30
79 Lidl 30
79 National Grid 30
79 Northern Health & Social Care Trust 30
79 South Lanarkshire Council 30
79 Unilever 30
95 Aberdeenshire Council 25
95 Aneurin Bevan Health Board 25
95 Aviva 25
95 Baker Tilly 25
95 Explore Learning 25
95 Hertfordshire County Council 25

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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