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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.

Education

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Teach First 115
2 British Council 65
3 Liverpool Hope University 35
3 University of Leicester 35
5 Explore Learning 25
5 Middlesex University 25
5 Unspecified Primary School 25
8 TEFL 20
8 University of Manchester 20
8 Unspecified School 20
11 Cardiff University 15
11 Chatteris Educational Foundation 15
11 Durham University 15
11 Jet Programme 15
11 Southampton Solent University 15
11 University of Bristol 15
11 University of Oxford 15
18 Carmarthenshire County Council 10
18 Coventry University 10
18 East Ayrshire Council 10
18 Falkirk Council 10
18 Fife Council 10
18 Hampshire County Council 10
18 King's College London 10
18 Lancashire County Council 10
18 Manchester Metropolitan University 10
18 Midlothian Council 10
18 Newcastle University 10
18 North Ayrshire Council 10
18 Sheffield Hallam University 10
18 St Mary's Primary School 10
18 Swansea Council 10
18 University of Birmingham 10
18 University of Cambridge 10
18 University of Edinburgh 10
18 University of Exeter 10
18 University of Leeds 10
18 University of Liverpool 10
18 University of Nottingham 10
18 University of Portsmouth 10
18 University of Sheffield 10
18 University of Southampton 10
18 University of the West of England Bristol 10
18 University of Wolverhampton 10
18 University of York 10
18 Unspecified Secondary School 10
18 West Lothian Council 10
18 West Sussex County Council 10
49 Aberdeen City Council 5
49 Aberdeenshire Council 5
49 All Saints C of E Primary School 5
49 All Saints Primary School 5
49 Aston University 5
49 Bangor University 5
49 Barnfield Education 5
49 Barnsley Council 5
49 Berlitz 5
49 Birmingham City Council 5
49 Canterbury Christ Church University 5
49 Cardiff Metropolitan University 5
49 Cherrytree Primary School and Nursery 5
49 Christchurch Primary School 5
49 Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School 5
49 Coventry City Council 5
49 Cranfield University School of Management 5
49 Creating Careers 5
49 De Montfort University 5
49 Dorset County Council 5
49 Dundee City Council 5
49 East Lothian Council 5
49 East Sussex County Council 5
49 Edinburgh City Council 5
49 Edinburgh Napier University 5
49 English First 5
49 Exchange Group 5
49 Glasgow City Council 5
49 Gloucestershire County Council 5
49 Glyndŵr University 5
49 Harris Academy 5
49 Harrow School 5
49 Heriot-Watt University 5
49 Hertfordshire County Council 5
49 Highland Council 5
49 Holy Family Catholic Primary School 5
49 Imperial College London 5
49 International House 5
49 John Henry Newman Cathlic College 5
49 Kent County Council 5
49 Kingston College 5
49 Kingston University 5
49 Kirklees Council 5
49 Larbert High School 5
49 Leeds City Council 5
49 Leeds Metropolitan University 5
49 Leicester City Council 5
49 Lincolnshire County Council 5
49 Liverpool John Moores University 5
49 London School of Economics & Political Science 5
49 Loughborough University 5
49 Manchester City Council 5
49 Marlborough College 5
49 North Lanarkshire Council 5
49 North Liverpool Academy 5
49 Northumberland County Council 5
49 Northumbria University 5
49 Nottingham County Council 5
49 Nottingham Trent University 5
49 Oasis Academy Enfield 5
49 Opportunity China 5
49 Ossett Academy 5
49 Oundle School 5
49 Oxford Brookes University 5
49 Pembrokeshire County Council 5
49 Perth & Kinross Council 5
49 Powys County Council 5
49 Premier Sports 5
49 Priory School 5
49 Queen Mary, University of London 5
49 Queen's University Belfast 5
49 Rathbone 5
49 Ravensbourne College 5
49 Renfrewshire Council 5
49 Rolls-Royce 5
49 Sandwell Academy 5
49 Sandwell Council 5
49 Scottish Borders Council 5
49 South Ayrshire Council 5
49 South Lanarkshire Council 5
49 Southampton City Council 5
49 St John's Primary School 5
49 Staffordshire County Council 5
49 Stirling Council 5
49 Super Stars 5
49 Surrey County Council 5
49 Swansea Metropolitan University  5
49 Teaching English As A Foreign Language 5
49 The Dustan School 5
49 Thomas Ferens Academy 5
49 Treetops School 5
49 Undisclosed 5
49 University College London 5
49 University of Aberdeen 5
49 University of Bath 5
49 University of Bedfordshire 5
49 University of Brighton 5
49 University of Central Lancashire 5
49 University of East Anglia 5
49 University of East London 5
49 University of Glasgow 5
49 University of Hertfordshire 5
49 University of Huddersfield 5
49 University of Kent 5
49 University of Lincoln 5
49 University of Northampton 5
49 University of Reading 5
49 University of South Wales 5
49 University of St Andrews 5
49 University of Sunderland 5
49 University of Ulster 5
49 University of West London 5
49 University of Worcester 5
49 Unspecified 5
49 Unspecified Company 5
49 Vaughan Systems 5
49 Wellington College 5
49 Wells Cathedral School 5
49 Weston College 5
49 Wigan Council 5
49 Wycombe Abbey School 5
49 Wymondham College 5
49 York St John University 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.