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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.

Professional, scientific & technical

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 370
2 Deloitte 315
3 Ernst & Young 205
4 KPMG 190
5 Atkins 110
6 Arup 65
7 Mott Macdonald 60
8 Grant Thornton 55
9 Aecom 45
9 Babcock 45
11 AMEC 40
12 BDO 35
13 Jacobs Engineering 30
14 Baker Tilly 25
14 Renishaw 25
16 Assystem 20
16 Met Office 20
16 PKF 20
16 RSM Tenon 20
20 Capita 15
20 Charles River Laboratories 15
20 Covance 15
20 Mazars 15
20 Thales 15
20 URS 15
20 WSP Group 15
27 ADAS 10
27 Bam Nuttall 10
27 Bechtel 10
27 BuroHappold 10
27 Cambridge Consultants 10
27 Crowe Clark Whitehill 10
27 Davis Langdon 10
27 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 10
27 EC Harris 10
27 Foster Wheeler 10
27 Hyder 10
27 Johnston Carmichael 10
27 Laing O'Rourke 10
27 MediaCom 10
27 Mouchel 10
27 Oliver Wyman 10
27 PA Consulting 10
27 Qedis 10
27 QuintilesIMS 10
27 Roke Manor Research 10
27 Saffery Champness 10
27 Smith & Williamson 10
27 Turner & Townsend 10
50 Abacus Int 5
50 ABB 5
50 Accenture 5
50 Altus Edwin Hill 5
50 Andrew Nesbitt Architects 5
50 Animal Health Trust 5
50 Bartle Bogle Hegarty 5
50 Berkeley PR 5
50 BioReliance 5
50 Bishop Fleming 5
50 Brandbank 5
50 Cambridge Design Partnership 5
50 Capital Economics 5
50 Carat 5
50 CGGVeritas 5
50 Colliers International 5
50 Companion Care Vets 5
50 Corporate Executive Board Company 5
50 Costain 5
50 Costello Medical 5
50 Crowder Consulting 5
50 Cundall 5
50 Curtins 5
50 DAC Beachcroft 5
50 Dalziel and Pow 5
50 Dare 5
50 Delphi 5
50 Design Bridge 5
50 dunnhumby 5
50 Edelman 5
50 Elix-IRR 5
50 Environment Agency 5
50 ESR Technology 5
50 Eversheds 5
50 Fairhurst 5
50 Fisher German 5
50 Fluor 5
50 Frazer-Nash Consultancy 5
50 Freuds 5
50 FTI Consulting 5
50 Fugro 5
50 Fugro Emu 5
50 Gardiner & Theobald 5
50 Gardline 5
50 Gardline Group 5
50 GL Noble Denton 5
50 Grayling 5
50 Grimshaw Architects 5
50 Grontmij 5
50 GVA 5
50 Haines Watts 5
50 Halcrow Group 5
50 Hampson Hughes 5
50 Haysmacintyre 5
50 Herbert Smith Freehills 5
50 Interfleet Technology 5
50 Intertek 5
50 Ipsos MORI 5
50 JBA Risk Management 5
50 Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies 5
50 JWT 5
50 Kantar Worldpanel 5
50 KBR 5
50 Key Forensic Services 5
50 Kingston Smith 5
50 Lagan Construction 5
50 Lambert Smith Hampton 5
50 Larking Gowen 5
50 Lbi 5
50 Lloyds Register 5
50 M&C Saatchi 5
50 MacIntyre Hudson 5
50 Maxus 5
50 MBDA 5
50 McCann 5
50 Medical Research Council 5
50 Medivet 5
50 Mercer 5
50 MHP 5
50 Millbrook Proving Ground 5
50 Moore Stephens 5
50 National Laboratory Service 5
50 Natural England 5
50 Newton Europe 5
50 OC&C Strategy 5
50 Optimus 5
50 Parexel 5
50 Parsons Brinckerhoff 5
50 PayStream 5
50 Peter Brett 5
50 Pinsent Masons 5
50 Policy Exchange 5
50 Qinetiq 5
50 Quotient Bioresearch 5
50 Ramboll 5
50 Red Consultancy 5
50 Redx Pharma 5
50 Ricardo 5
50 Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) 5
50 RPS Group 5
50 RSK 5
50 RWS Group 5
50 Schlumberger 5
50 Siemens AG 5
50 Smiths Gore 5
50 Sweett Group 5
50 Tag Worldwide 5
50 TBWA 5
50 TGS 5
50 The One Off 5
50 Tony Gee & Partners 5
50 Tracerco 5
50 UHY Hacker Young 5
50 Undisclosed 5
50 Union 5
50 Unknown Employer 5
50 Unspecified 5
50 Unspecified Advertising Company 5
50 Unspecified Engineering Company 5
50 Unspecified Graphic Design Company 5
50 Unspecified Veterinary Clinic 5
50 Vinci Construction 5
50 Weber Shandwick 5
50 WS Atkins 5
50 Xx 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.