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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Tesco 25
2 Apple 5
2 Arcadia 5
2 Arnold Clark 5
2 Asda 5
2 Asos 5
2 Barnardo's 5
2 Boots 5
2 Co-operative (Co-Op) 5
2 Home Retail Group 5
2 Marks & Spencer 5
2 Morrisons 5
2 Sainsbury's 5
2 Sports Direct 5
2 TJX Europe 5
16 3663 Fewer than 5
16 AB InBev Fewer than 5
16 Amazon Fewer than 5
16 Argos Fewer than 5
16 Avon Fewer than 5
16 B&Q Fewer than 5
16 British Car Auctions Fewer than 5
16 British Red Cross Fewer than 5
16 Burberry Fewer than 5
16 Christie's Fewer than 5
16 Debenhams Fewer than 5
16 Decathlon Fewer than 5
16 Disney Fewer than 5
16 Estée Lauder Fewer than 5
16 Gap Fewer than 5
16 Harrods Fewer than 5
16 Harvey Nichols Fewer than 5
16 House of Fraser Fewer than 5
16 Hut Group Fewer than 5
16 IDS Fewer than 5
16 Jaeger Fewer than 5
16 JD Sports Fewer than 5
16 John Lewis Partnership Fewer than 5
16 Kingfisher Fewer than 5
16 Lloyds Pharmacy Fewer than 5
16 Matalan Fewer than 5
16 Medicare Fewer than 5
16 Mercedes-Benz Fewer than 5
16 Mulberry Fewer than 5
16 NET-A-PORTER Fewer than 5
16 Northern Health & Social Care Trust Fewer than 5
16 Optical Express Fewer than 5
16 Oxfam Fewer than 5
16 Phones 4u Fewer than 5
16 Poupart Fewer than 5
16 Rexel Fewer than 5
16 River Island Fewer than 5
16 RS Components Fewer than 5
16 Salvation Army Fewer than 5
16 Samsung Fewer than 5
16 Selfridges Fewer than 5
16 Shell Fewer than 5
16 Sony Fewer than 5
16 Specsavers Fewer than 5
16 Thales Fewer than 5
16 The Works Fewer than 5
16 viagogo 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.