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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 – Culture, media & sports occupations

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Ideal World 15
2 Abercrombie & Fitch 10
2 John Lewis Partnership 10
2 Marks & Spencer 10
2 River Island 10
6 Amazon 5
6 Apple 5
6 Arcadia 5
6 B&Q 5
6 Boden 5
6 Burberry 5
6 Debenhams 5
6 H & M 5
6 Harrods 5
6 Home Retail Group 5
6 House of Fraser 5
6 IKEA 5
6 JD Sports 5
6 Karen Millen 5
6 Laura Ashley 5
6 Next 5
6 Nike 5
6 Ted Baker 5
6 Tesco 5
6 Topshop 5
26 Adidas Fewer than 5
26 Aldi Fewer than 5
26 AllSaints Fewer than 5
26 Argos Fewer than 5
26 Asda Fewer than 5
26 Asos Fewer than 5
26 Body Shop Fewer than 5
26 Bon Marche Fewer than 5
26 Boohoo Fewer than 5
26 Boots Fewer than 5
26 Clarks Fewer than 5
26 Dixons Fewer than 5
26 DRL Fewer than 5
26 Dunelm Mill Fewer than 5
26 East Fewer than 5
26 Estée Lauder Fewer than 5
26 French Connection Fewer than 5
26 Game Fewer than 5
26 Gap Fewer than 5
26 Hugo Boss Fewer than 5
26 Hut Group Fewer than 5
26 Jaeger Fewer than 5
26 Kurt Geiger Fewer than 5
26 Lee Publicity Fewer than 5
26 Lidl Fewer than 5
26 Mamas & Papas Fewer than 5
26 Matalan Fewer than 5
26 Misco Fewer than 5
26 Miss Selfridge Fewer than 5
26 Monsoon Accessorize Fewer than 5
26 Morrisons Fewer than 5
26 Mothercare Fewer than 5
26 NET-A-PORTER Fewer than 5
26 New Look Fewer than 5
26 Ocado Fewer than 5
26 Pets At Home Fewer than 5
26 Poundland Fewer than 5
26 Primark Fewer than 5
26 QVC Fewer than 5
26 Sainsbury's Fewer than 5
26 Sony Fewer than 5
26 Sports Direct Fewer than 5
26 Thales Fewer than 5
26 Unspecified Fewer than 5
26 Wallis Fewer than 5
26 Wheelies Direct Fewer than 5
26 White Company Fewer than 5
26 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.