Top Graduate Employers

The financial services industry is, for the third consecutive year, the main recruiter of university graduates into professional employment. You can filter the table below by region, industry and occupation.

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 445
2 Boots 390
3 Deloitte 330
4 KPMG 310
4 Specsavers 310
6 Ernst & Young 280
7 Jaguar Land Rover 195
8 Hewlett Packard 185
9 Accenture 175
9 Enterprise 175
11 Teach First 165
12 IBM 155
13 Atkins 150
14 BAE Systems 140
15 British Army 135
15 Lloyds Banking Group 135
15 Mott Macdonald 135
18 Lloyds Pharmacy 120
19 Rolls-Royce 115
20 Aecom 110
21 Arup 95
22 Capita 90
22 Tesco 90
24 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 85
25 Jacobs Engineering 80
25 Sky 80
27 Barclays 75
27 BT 75
27 FDM 75
27 Grant Thornton 75
27 Network Rail 75
27 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 75
33 Aldi 70
33 Amazon 70
33 JP Morgan 70
33 Kier Group 70
37 Explore Learning 65
37 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 65
39 Amey 60
39 Babcock 60
39 Vision Express 60
42 Balfour Beatty 55
42 BDO 55
42 Goldman Sachs 55
42 Laing O'Rourke 55
42 McDonald's 55
42 Royal Navy 55
48 British Council 50
48 Capgemini 50
48 General Electric 50
48 GlaxoSmithKline 50
48 HSBC 50
48 Lidl 50
48 Marks & Spencer 50
48 RSM 50
48 Transport For London 50
48 Virgin 50
58 Birmingham City Council 45
58 Civil Service 45
58 Sainsbury's 45
58 Vodafone 45
58 WSP Group 45
63 Arcadis 40
63 Asda 40
63 Carillion 40
63 Ford 40
63 Glasgow City Council 40
63 Kent County Council 40
63 Liverpool Hope University 40
63 Metropolitan Police 40
63 Police Scotland 40
63 Renishaw 40
63 University of Bedfordshire 40
74 Citi 35
74 Essex County Council 35
74 MBDA 35
74 Royal Air Force (RAF) 35
74 Santander 35
74 Southampton Solent University 35
74 Thales 35
81 Airbus 30
81 Atos 30
81 BP 30
81 CGI Group 30
81 Church of England 30
81 City of Edinburgh Council 30
81 Day Lewis Pharmacy 30
81 Dyson 30
81 Fife Council 30
81 Hampshire County Council 30
81 Her Majesty's Government 30
81 Interserve 30
81 Leeds City Council 30
81 Majestic Wine 30
81 Morgan Stanley 30
81 Procter & Gamble 30
81 QA 30
81 Savills 30
81 Sellafield 30
81 Shell 30

This table is compiled using data taken from the annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey (2014–15) conducted by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). Numbers are rounded to the nearest five in line with Higher Education Statistics Agency confidentiality requirements. Read more about how we compile these tables.

 

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