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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.

Public administration & defence – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Environment Agency 35
2 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 10
3 Civil Service 5
3 Health Protection Agency 5
3 Her Majesty's Government Communications Centre (HMGCC) 5
3 Qinetiq 5
3 Royal Navy 5
8 Aberdeenshire Council Fewer than 5
8 Avon and Somerset Constabulary Fewer than 5
8 Barnet Council Fewer than 5
8 Barnsley Council Fewer than 5
8 Bedford Borough Council Fewer than 5
8 Bristol City Council Fewer than 5
8 British Army Fewer than 5
8 Cabinet Office Fewer than 5
8 Carmarthenshire County Council Fewer than 5
8 Ceredigion County Council Fewer than 5
8 Cheshire West & Chester Council Fewer than 5
8 Cisco Systems Fewer than 5
8 City of York Council Fewer than 5
8 Croydon Council Fewer than 5
8 Department for BIS Fewer than 5
8 Department for International Development Fewer than 5
8 Department for Work & Pensions Fewer than 5
8 Derbyshire County Council Fewer than 5
8 Devon County Council Fewer than 5
8 Dumfries & Galloway Council Fewer than 5
8 East Riding of Yorkshire Council Fewer than 5
8 Enfield Council Fewer than 5
8 European Parliament Fewer than 5
8 Falkirk Council Fewer than 5
8 Fermanagh District Council Fewer than 5
8 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Fewer than 5
8 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Fewer than 5
8 Glasgow City Council Fewer than 5
8 Gloucestershire County Council Fewer than 5
8 Hampshire County Council Fewer than 5
8 Haringey Council Fewer than 5
8 Her Majesty's Government Fewer than 5
8 Home Office Fewer than 5
8 House of Commons Fewer than 5
8 Kent County Council Fewer than 5
8 Lancashire County Council Fewer than 5
8 Leeds City Council Fewer than 5
8 Leicester City Council Fewer than 5
8 Leicestershire County Council Fewer than 5
8 London Borough of Hillingdon Fewer than 5
8 Metropolitan Police Fewer than 5
8 Middlesbrough Council Fewer than 5
8 Ministry of Justice Fewer than 5
8 Natural England Fewer than 5
8 Norfolk County Council Fewer than 5
8 North Lincolnshire Council Fewer than 5
8 ofgem Fewer than 5
8 Powys County Council Fewer than 5
8 Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council Fewer than 5
8 Royal Air Force (RAF) Fewer than 5
8 Scottish Government Fewer than 5
8 Selex ES Fewer than 5
8 SELEX Galileo Fewer than 5
8 South Wales Police Fewer than 5
8 Surrey County Council Fewer than 5
8 Tower Hamlets Council Fewer than 5
8 Warwickshire County Council Fewer than 5
8 Worcestershire County Council Fewer than 5
8 Wrexham County Borough Council 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.