Top Graduate Employers

Below is a list of the top 100 graduate recruiters. You can filter the table by region, industry and occupation.

The financial services industry is the main recruiter of university graduates into professional employment. The second main recruiter is the healthcare industry.

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 420
2 Boots 380
3 KPMG 360
4 Specsavers 300
5 Teach First 175
6 Enterprise 170
7 BAE Systems 165
7 Jaguar Land Rover 165
9 Rolls-Royce 125
10 Accenture 115
10 FDM 115
10 Lloyds Banking Group 115
13 Amazon 110
14 Atkins 105
14 Lloyds Pharmacy 105
16 Arup 95
16 Mott Macdonald 95
18 Barclays 90
18 IBM 90
18 JP Morgan 90
21 WSP Group 80
22 Aecom 75
22 GlaxoSmithKline 75
22 Grant Thornton 75
22 Network Rail 75
22 Tesco 75
27 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 70
27 BT 70
29 QA 65
30 Civil Service 60
30 Jacobs Engineering 60
30 Sky 60
33 BDO 55
33 Explore Learning 55
33 Vision Express 55
36 Babcock 50
36 Balfour Beatty 50
36 Hampshire County Council 50
36 Hewlett Packard 50
36 Kier Group 50
36 McDonald's 50
36 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 50
36 Southampton Solent University 50
36 Transport For London 50
36 University of Salford 50
46 Aldi 45
46 British Council 45
46 Environment Agency 45
46 Goldman Sachs 45
46 MBDA 45
46 Well Pharmacy 45
52 Birmingham City Council 40
52 Capgemini 40
52 Citi 40
52 Dyson 40
52 Marks & Spencer 40
52 Thales 40
58 Aberystwyth University 35
58 Amey 35
58 Asda 35
58 Essex County Council 35
58 Fife Council 35
58 Fujitsu 35
58 Hut Group 35
58 Metropolitan Police 35
58 Microsoft 35
58 National Grid 35
58 Next 35
58 RSM 35
58 Sainsbury's 35
58 Skanska 35
58 Vodafone 35
73 Acturis 30
73 Airbus 30
73 Arcadis 30
73 BP 30
73 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 30
73 Glasgow City Council 30
73 Leeds City Council 30
73 Lidl 30
73 Morgan Stanley 30
73 National Probation Service 30
73 North Lanarkshire Council 30
73 Office For National Statistics (ONS) 30
73 Renishaw 30
73 Santander 30
73 Savills 30
73 Siemens AG 30
73 Unilever 30
73 University of Bristol 30
73 University of Greenwich 30
73 Virgin 30
93 ARM 25
93 CGI Group 25
93 Cohens Chemist 25
93 Covance 25
93 Department for Education 25
93 General Electric 25
93 Her Majesty's Government 25
93 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) 25
93 Kainos 25
93 Laing O'Rourke 25
93 Leonardo 25
93 Liverpool Hope University 25
93 Mace 25
93 Majestic Wine 25
93 Manchester Metropolitan University 25
93 Nationwide 25
93 Nissan 25
93 Police Scotland 25
93 Royal Mail 25
93 Sellafield 25
93 Sopra Steria 25
93 University of Bedfordshire 25
93 University of Central Lancashire 25
93 West Sussex County Council 25
93 West Yorkshire Police 25
93 William Hill 25
93 Willis Towers Watson 25
93 Workman 25

This table is compiled using data taken from the annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey (2015–16) 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.