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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.

Wholesale, retail & vehicle repair

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 505
2 Specsavers 225
3 Tesco 180
4 Lloyds Pharmacy 175
5 Aldi 65
5 Marks & Spencer 65
5 Sainsbury's 65
8 Abercrombie & Fitch 50
8 Majestic Wine 50
10 Vision Express 40
11 Asda 35
12 Co-operative (Co-Op) 30
12 Debenhams 30
12 Lidl 30
15 John Lewis Partnership 25
15 Morrisons 25
17 Optical Express 20
17 River Island 20
19 Amazon 15
19 Apple 15
19 Day Lewis Pharmacy 15
19 Gordons Chemist 15
19 Home Retail Group 15
19 Ideal World 15
19 Medicare 15
19 Ocado 15
19 Superdrug 15
19 Topshop 15
19 Unspecified Pharmacy 15
30 Arcadia 10
30 Arnold Clark 10
30 Asos 10
30 B&Q 10
30 Burberry 10
30 Clarks 10
30 Clear Pharmacy 10
30 Decathlon 10
30 H & M 10
30 Halfords 10
30 Harrods 10
30 Hollister 10
30 House of Fraser 10
30 Iceland 10
30 JD Sports 10
30 Laura Ashley 10
30 Lloyds Banking Group 10
30 Next 10
30 Primark 10
30 Rowlands Pharmacy 10
30 Schlumberger 10
30 Sports Direct 10
30 TJX Europe 10
30 Toys R Us 10
30 Waitrose 10
55 AllSaints 5
55 Ann Summers 5
55 Argos 5
55 Barnardo's 5
55 BMW 5
55 Boden 5
55 Body Shop 5
55 Boohoo 5
55 Britannia Pharmacy 5
55 Carphone Warehouse 5
55 Claire's 5
55 Cohens Chemist 5
55 Community Pharmacy 5
55 Dixons 5
55 Dunelm Mill 5
55 EE 5
55 Farmfoods 5
55 Ford 5
55 French Connection 5
55 Game 5
55 Gap 5
55 Harvey Nichols 5
55 Hugo Boss 5
55 Hut Group 5
55 IKEA 5
55 Jack Wills 5
55 Jaeger 5
55 jhoots Pharmacy 5
55 Karen Millen 5
55 Kingfisher 5
55 Mamas & Papas 5
55 Manor Pharmacy 5
55 Matalan 5
55 McKeevers Chemist 5
55 Mercedes-Benz 5
55 Misco 5
55 NET-A-PORTER 5
55 New Look 5
55 Nike 5
55 Nisa 5
55 O2 5
55 Paydens Pharmacy 5
55 Pets At Home 5
55 Pharmacy Plus 5
55 Phones 4u 5
55 Poupart 5
55 QVC 5
55 Salvation Army 5
55 Schuh 5
55 Selfridges 5
55 Shell 5
55 Shop Direct Group 5
55 Siemens AG 5
55 Softcat 5
55 Ted Baker 5
55 Tesco Opticians 5
55 Thales 5
55 The Works 5
55 Travis Perkins 5
55 Triumph Motorcycles 5
55 Undisclosed 5
55 Unspecified 5
55 Wallis 5
55 White Company 5
55 WHSmith 5
55 Zara 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.