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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 University of Leicester 10
2 Cranfield University School of Management 5
2 Creating Careers 5
2 Durham University 5
2 Edinburgh Napier University 5
2 King's College London 5
2 Leicester City Council 5
2 Liverpool Hope University 5
2 Manchester Metropolitan University 5
2 Sheffield Hallam University 5
2 Southampton Solent University 5
2 University of Birmingham 5
2 University of Exeter 5
2 University of Leeds 5
2 University of Liverpool 5
2 University of Manchester 5
2 University of Oxford 5
2 University of Sheffield 5
2 University of Southampton 5
2 University of the West of England Bristol 5
2 University of York 5
22 Aberystwyth University Fewer than 5
22 Bangor University Fewer than 5
22 British Council Fewer than 5
22 Cardiff University Fewer than 5
22 Coventry University Fewer than 5
22 De Montfort University Fewer than 5
22 Department for Education Fewer than 5
22 Doncaster Council Fewer than 5
22 Kingston University Fewer than 5
22 Leeds Metropolitan University Fewer than 5
22 Liverpool John Moores University Fewer than 5
22 London School of Economics & Political Science Fewer than 5
22 Loughborough University Fewer than 5
22 Newcastle University Fewer than 5
22 Northumbria University Fewer than 5
22 Nottingham Trent University Fewer than 5
22 Perth & Kinross Council Fewer than 5
22 Rathbone Fewer than 5
22 Robert Gordon University Fewer than 5
22 Teach First Fewer than 5
22 University College London Fewer than 5
22 University of Aberdeen Fewer than 5
22 University of Bath Fewer than 5
22 University of Bristol Fewer than 5
22 University of Cambridge Fewer than 5
22 University of Central Lancashire Fewer than 5
22 University of Dundee Fewer than 5
22 University of East Anglia Fewer than 5
22 University of East London Fewer than 5
22 University of Edinburgh Fewer than 5
22 University of Hertfordshire Fewer than 5
22 University of Huddersfield Fewer than 5
22 University of Leeds Students' Union Fewer than 5
22 University of Lincoln Fewer than 5
22 University of Plymouth Fewer than 5
22 University of Portsmouth Fewer than 5
22 University of St Andrews Fewer than 5
22 University of Wolverhampton 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.