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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 – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Tesco 100
2 Aldi 60
3 Majestic Wine 45
4 Marks & Spencer 40
4 Sainsbury's 40
6 Abercrombie & Fitch 35
7 Asda 25
7 Lidl 25
9 Boots 20
10 Debenhams 15
10 John Lewis Partnership 15
12 Co-operative (Co-Op) 10
12 H & M 10
12 Halfords 10
12 Hollister 10
12 Iceland 10
12 Morrisons 10
12 Ocado 10
12 Primark 10
12 River Island 10
12 Toys R Us 10
12 Waitrose 10
23 AllSaints 5
23 Amazon 5
23 Ann Summers 5
23 Apple 5
23 Arcadia 5
23 Argos 5
23 Barnardo's 5
23 Claire's 5
23 Clarks 5
23 Decathlon 5
23 Dunelm Mill 5
23 Farmfoods 5
23 French Connection 5
23 Game 5
23 Harrods 5
23 Home Retail Group 5
23 House of Fraser 5
23 Jack Wills 5
23 JD Sports 5
23 Laura Ashley 5
23 New Look 5
23 Next 5
23 O2 5
23 Selfridges 5
23 Sports Direct 5
23 Superdrug 5
23 TJX Europe 5
23 Topshop 5
51 3663 Fewer than 5
51 Age UK Fewer than 5
51 Amey Fewer than 5
51 B&Q Fewer than 5
51 Benefit Cosmetics Fewer than 5
51 BHS Fewer than 5
51 BMW Fewer than 5
51 Body Shop Fewer than 5
51 British Heart Foundation Fewer than 5
51 Carphone Warehouse Fewer than 5
51 Coral Fewer than 5
51 Crew Clothing Fewer than 5
51 Danwood Fewer than 5
51 Dawn Meats Fewer than 5
51 Dixons Fewer than 5
51 Dorothy Perkins Fewer than 5
51 Edmundson Electrical Fewer than 5
51 EE Fewer than 5
51 Fenwick Fewer than 5
51 Ford Fewer than 5
51 Gap Fewer than 5
51 Hallmark Fewer than 5
51 Harvey Nichols Fewer than 5
51 Heineken Fewer than 5
51 Hugo Boss Fewer than 5
51 Hut Group Fewer than 5
51 IKEA Fewer than 5
51 Jam Industries Fewer than 5
51 Johnson & Johnson Fewer than 5
51 Kingfisher Fewer than 5
51 Lloyds Pharmacy Fewer than 5
51 Lush Fewer than 5
51 Mamas & Papas Fewer than 5
51 Matalan Fewer than 5
51 Mercedes-Benz Fewer than 5
51 Misco Fewer than 5
51 Mulberry Fewer than 5
51 Nisa Fewer than 5
51 PC World Fewer than 5
51 Pets At Home Fewer than 5
51 Phones 4u Fewer than 5
51 Poundland Fewer than 5
51 QVC Fewer than 5
51 Rexel Fewer than 5
51 Schuh Fewer than 5
51 Shop Direct Group Fewer than 5
51 Specsavers Fewer than 5
51 Ted Baker Fewer than 5
51 The Works Fewer than 5
51 Timberland Fewer than 5
51 Travis Perkins Fewer than 5
51 Unknown Employer Fewer than 5
51 Wallis Fewer than 5
51 White Company Fewer than 5
51 WHSmith Fewer than 5
51 Zara 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.