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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.

North West – Manufacturing

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 BAE Systems 20
2 Bentley Motors 10
2 Unilever 10
4 Adelphi Group 5
4 Eli Lilly 5
4 Hewlett Packard 5
4 Jaguar Land Rover 5
4 Novartis 5
4 Teva 5
4 United Biscuits 5
11 AB InBev Fewer than 5
11 ABB Fewer than 5
11 Airbus Fewer than 5
11 AkzoNobel Fewer than 5
11 Apple Fewer than 5
11 Associated British Foods Fewer than 5
11 AstraZeneca Fewer than 5
11 Bakkavör Fewer than 5
11 Cargill Fewer than 5
11 Croda Fewer than 5
11 Emerson Process Management Fewer than 5
11 Fujitsu Fewer than 5
11 Greggs Fewer than 5
11 Johnson Matthey Fewer than 5
11 Kellogg's Fewer than 5
11 printing.com Fewer than 5
11 Procter & Gamble Fewer than 5
11 Redx Pharma Fewer than 5
11 Sanofi Fewer than 5
11 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
11 Smurfit Kappa 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.