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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.

Financial & insurance

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Barclays 95
1 Lloyds Banking Group 95
3 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 75
4 JP Morgan 50
5 Citi 40
6 Goldman Sachs 35
6 HSBC 35
8 Bank of America 30
8 Credit Suisse 30
10 Aviva 25
10 Morgan Stanley 25
10 Towers Watson 25
10 UBS 25
14 Aon Hewitt 20
14 Deutsche Bank 20
14 Santander 20
17 Nationwide 15
18 Allianz Insurance 10
18 American Express 10
18 AXA 10
18 Bank of England 10
18 Barnett Waddingham 10
18 BNP Paribas 10
18 Coutts 10
18 Direct Line 10
18 Standard Life 10
18 Zurich Financial Services 10
28 Aberdeen Asset Management 5
28 Admiral 5
28 Allstate 5
28 Bank of New York 5
28 BlackRock 5
28 Brewin Dolphin 5
28 Capco 5
28 Capital One 5
28 Catlin 5
28 City Group 5
28 Friends Life 5
28 G-Research 5
28 Handelsbanken 5
28 Hastings Direct 5
28 Hymans Robertson 5
28 LCP 5
28 Legal & General 5
28 London Stock Exchange 5
28 MEM Consumer Finance 5
28 Mercer 5
28 Munich RE 5
28 NFU Mutual 5
28 Nomura 5
28 Prudential 5
28 Punter Southall 5
28 QBE 5
28 Royal Bank of Canada 5
28 Royal London 5
28 RSA Academy 5
28 Saga 5
28 Tesco 5
28 Visa Europe 5
60 AIG Fewer than 5
60 Allied Irish Bank Fewer than 5
60 Baillie Gifford Fewer than 5
60 Be Wiser Insurance Fewer than 5
60 Bloomberg Fewer than 5
60 BNY Mellon Fewer than 5
60 Brightside Group Fewer than 5
60 Capita Fewer than 5
60 Commerzbank Fewer than 5
60 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
60 Covea Insurance Fewer than 5
60 Domestic & General Fewer than 5
60 Endsleigh Fewer than 5
60 esure Fewer than 5
60 Fidelity Fewer than 5
60 Financial Ombudsman Service Fewer than 5
60 Focus Solutions Fewer than 5
60 General Electric Fewer than 5
60 Guy Carpenter Fewer than 5
60 Halifax Fewer than 5
60 Hargreaves Lansdown Fewer than 5
60 Hiscox Fewer than 5
60 ICAP Fewer than 5
60 IG Group Fewer than 5
60 LCH.Clearnet Fewer than 5
60 Lendlease Fewer than 5
60 Liberty Information Technology Fewer than 5
60 Lloyds Register Fewer than 5
60 Macquarie Fewer than 5
60 Marex Spectron Fewer than 5
60 Mastercard Fewer than 5
60 Mattioli Woods Fewer than 5
60 MBNA Fewer than 5
60 Merrill Lynch Fewer than 5
60 National Australia Group Fewer than 5
60 NatWest Fewer than 5
60 OSTC Fewer than 5
60 Principality Building Society Fewer than 5
60 RBC Capital Markets Fewer than 5
60 Richmond Group Fewer than 5
60 Risktec Fewer than 5
60 RSM Tenon Fewer than 5
60 Samsung Fewer than 5
60 SEI Investments Company Fewer than 5
60 Skipton Building Society Fewer than 5
60 St Jame's Place Fewer than 5
60 Student Finance England Fewer than 5
60 Swiss Re Fewer than 5
60 Talbot Underwriting Fewer than 5
60 Totemic Fewer than 5
60 Undisclosed Fewer than 5
60 Unspecified Accountancy Firm Fewer than 5
60 Vanquis Bank Fewer than 5
60 Willis Fewer than 5
60 WPP Fewer than 5
60 Xafinity Fewer than 5
60 Yorkshire Building Society 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.