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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.

South East – Manufacturing

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 BAE Systems 20
1 Hewlett Packard 20
1 Thales 20
4 Lockheed Martin 10
5 Airbus Defence & Space Group 5
5 Airinmar 5
5 AkzoNobel 5
5 AWE 5
5 BMW 5
5 Cisco Systems 5
5 Eli Lilly 5
5 General Electric 5
5 GKN Aerospace 5
5 McLaren 5
5 Mondelez International 5
5 National Instruments 5
5 Nissan 5
5 Procter & Gamble 5
5 Red Bull 5
5 RM 5
5 Syngenta 5
5 Unilever 5
23 Allied Bakeries Fewer than 5
23 Associated British Foods Fewer than 5
23 Atos Fewer than 5
23 Bakkavör Fewer than 5
23 Bosch Fewer than 5
23 Cummins Fewer than 5
23 Delphi Fewer than 5
23 General Dynamics Fewer than 5
23 GlaxoSmithKline Fewer than 5
23 Greene King Fewer than 5
23 Henkel Fewer than 5
23 Instron Fewer than 5
23 Johnson Matthey Fewer than 5
23 Kraft Foods Fewer than 5
23 Mars Fewer than 5
23 Nestlé Fewer than 5
23 Novartis Fewer than 5
23 Orchid Cellmark Fewer than 5
23 PepsiCo Fewer than 5
23 Pfizer Fewer than 5
23 Sanofi Fewer than 5
23 SELEX Galileo Fewer than 5
23 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
23 Sony Fewer than 5
23 United Biscuits 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.