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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 – Other managers & proprietors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Tesco 15
2 Abercrombie & Fitch 5
2 Lidl 5
2 Majestic Wine 5
2 Marks & Spencer 5
2 Sainsbury's 5
2 Schuh 5
8 Aldi Fewer than 5
8 Apple Fewer than 5
8 Arcadia Fewer than 5
8 Arnold Clark Fewer than 5
8 Asda Fewer than 5
8 BMW Fewer than 5
8 Boots Fewer than 5
8 Carphone Warehouse Fewer than 5
8 Debenhams Fewer than 5
8 Decathlon Fewer than 5
8 DRL Fewer than 5
8 Dunelm Mill Fewer than 5
8 Ford Fewer than 5
8 Gap Fewer than 5
8 House of Fraser Fewer than 5
8 Iceland Fewer than 5
8 Inventive Leisure Fewer than 5
8 JD Sports Fewer than 5
8 John Lewis Partnership Fewer than 5
8 Mercedes-Benz Fewer than 5
8 Next Fewer than 5
8 Nisa Fewer than 5
8 Phones 4u Fewer than 5
8 Salvation Army Fewer than 5
8 TJX Europe Fewer than 5
8 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
8 WHSmith 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.