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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 – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 University of Leicester 15
2 Cardiff University 10
2 Newcastle University 10
2 University of Bristol 10
2 University of Cambridge 10
2 University of Manchester 10
7 Liverpool Hope University 5
7 Loughborough University 5
7 Queen Mary, University of London 5
7 University College London 5
7 University of Birmingham 5
7 University of Central Lancashire 5
7 University of Edinburgh 5
7 University of Hertfordshire 5
7 University of Leeds 5
7 University of Lincoln 5
7 University of Liverpool 5
7 University of Nottingham 5
7 University of Oxford 5
7 University of Portsmouth 5
7 University of Reading 5
7 University of Sheffield 5
7 University of Southampton 5
7 University of St Andrews 5
7 University of the West of England Bristol 5
7 University of York 5
27 Aston University Fewer than 5
27 Bangor University Fewer than 5
27 British Council Fewer than 5
27 Cardiff Metropolitan University Fewer than 5
27 Coventry University Fewer than 5
27 Cranfield University School of Management Fewer than 5
27 Creating Careers Fewer than 5
27 Edinburgh Napier University Fewer than 5
27 FDM Fewer than 5
27 Heriot-Watt University Fewer than 5
27 Imperial College London Fewer than 5
27 King's College London Fewer than 5
27 Leeds Metropolitan University Fewer than 5
27 Marlborough College Fewer than 5
27 Middlesex University Fewer than 5
27 Nottingham Trent University Fewer than 5
27 Oxford Brookes University Fewer than 5
27 Queen's University Belfast Fewer than 5
27 Sheffield Hallam University Fewer than 5
27 Swansea University Fewer than 5
27 University of Aberdeen Fewer than 5
27 University of Bath Fewer than 5
27 University of Bradford Fewer than 5
27 University of Brighton Fewer than 5
27 University of Chester Fewer than 5
27 University of East London Fewer than 5
27 University of Exeter Fewer than 5
27 University of Glasgow Fewer than 5
27 University of Kent Fewer than 5
27 University of Northampton Fewer than 5
27 University of Sunderland Fewer than 5
27 University of Ulster Fewer than 5
27 University of West London Fewer than 5
27 University of Wolverhampton Fewer than 5
27 Unknown Employer Fewer than 5
27 York St John University 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.