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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.

Manufacturing – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Jaguar Land Rover 140
2 Rolls-Royce 120
3 BAE Systems 50
4 Hewlett Packard 45
5 Dyson 35
6 Nissan 25
7 Airbus 20
7 GlaxoSmithKline 20
7 MBDA 20
7 Thales 20
7 Triumph Motorcycles 20
12 Aero Engine Controls 15
12 Babcock 15
12 Bombardier 15
12 General Electric 15
12 Lockheed Martin 15
12 Unilever 15
18 ARM 10
18 Bentley Motors 10
18 Imagination Technologies 10
18 JCB 10
18 Johnson Matthey 10
18 Norbrook Laboratories 10
18 Reckitt Benckiser 10
18 Syngenta 10
26 AgustaWestland 5
26 Airbus Defence & Space Group 5
26 Airinmar 5
26 AkzoNobel 5
26 Amada 5
26 Anthony Best Dynamics 5
26 Assystem 5
26 Aston Martin 5
26 AWE 5
26 B/E Aerospace 5
26 Bakkavör 5
26 Bosch 5
26 British Gypsum 5
26 British Sugar 5
26 Caterpillar 5
26 Cisco Systems 5
26 Croda 5
26 Delphi 5
26 Diageo 5
26 Eli Lilly 5
26 Emerson Process Management 5
26 General Dynamics 5
26 GKN Aerospace 5
26 Imperial Tobacco 5
26 INEOS 5
26 Intel Corporation 5
26 Lucite International 5
26 McLaren 5
26 National Instruments 5
26 Nestlé 5
26 Novartis 5
26 Perkins Engines 5
26 Procter & Gamble 5
26 Qinetiq 5
26 Randox Laboratories 5
26 Red Bull 5
26 Redx Pharma 5
26 Schrader Electronics 5
26 SELEX Galileo 5
26 Tata Steel 5
26 Toyota 5
26 Ultra Electronics 5
26 United Biscuits 5
26 Volkswagen Group 5
70 2 Sisters Food Group Fewer than 5
70 Adelphi Group Fewer than 5
70 Allied Bakeries Fewer than 5
70 Alltech Fewer than 5
70 Alstom Fewer than 5
70 Apetito Fewer than 5
70 Apple Fewer than 5
70 Astrium Fewer than 5
70 Audi Fewer than 5
70 Baker Hughes Fewer than 5
70 BASF Fewer than 5
70 BMW Fewer than 5
70 Brose Fewer than 5
70 Cameron Fewer than 5
70 Cargill Fewer than 5
70 CGI Group Fewer than 5
70 Charles River Laboratories Fewer than 5
70 Cooper Industries Fewer than 5
70 Cummins Fewer than 5
70 Domino Printing Sciences Fewer than 5
70 Dow Corning Fewer than 5
70 Ericsson Fewer than 5
70 Estée Lauder Fewer than 5
70 Hasbro Fewer than 5
70 Heineken Fewer than 5
70 Henkel Fewer than 5
70 Highland Spring Fewer than 5
70 Honda Fewer than 5
70 Instron Fewer than 5
70 Intertek Fewer than 5
70 Johnson & Johnson Fewer than 5
70 Kerry Group Fewer than 5
70 Kraft Foods Fewer than 5
70 Lush Fewer than 5
70 Magnox Fewer than 5
70 Mars Fewer than 5
70 Marshall Aerospace Fewer than 5
70 Mondelez International Fewer than 5
70 Orchid Cellmark Fewer than 5
70 PepsiCo Fewer than 5
70 Pfizer Fewer than 5
70 Phillips 66 Fewer than 5
70 Premier Foods Fewer than 5
70 Pure Gym Fewer than 5
70 QuintilesIMS Fewer than 5
70 Sanofi Fewer than 5
70 Selex ES Fewer than 5
70 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
70 Sky Fewer than 5
70 Smith & Nephew Fewer than 5
70 Smurfit Kappa Fewer than 5
70 Sony Fewer than 5
70 Synertec Fewer than 5
70 Teva Fewer than 5
70 Total Fewer than 5
70 Xerox Fewer than 5

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.