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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.

South East – Education

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Southampton Solent University 15
1 University of Oxford 15
3 Hampshire County Council 10
3 University of Portsmouth 10
3 University of Southampton 10
3 West Sussex County Council 10
7 Canterbury Christ Church University 5
7 East Sussex County Council 5
7 Explore Learning 5
7 Holy Family Catholic Primary School 5
7 Kent County Council 5
7 Oxford Brookes University 5
7 Southampton City Council 5
7 Surrey County Council 5
7 University of Brighton 5
7 University of Kent 5
7 University of Reading 5
7 Wellington College 5
7 Wycombe Abbey School 5
20 All Saints Primary School Fewer than 5
20 Bracknell Forest Council Fewer than 5
20 Buckinghamshire County Council Fewer than 5
20 MacIntyre Fewer than 5
20 Milton Keynes Council Fewer than 5
20 Oxfordshire County Council Fewer than 5
20 Portsmouth City Council Fewer than 5
20 Premier Sports Fewer than 5
20 Priory School Fewer than 5
20 Rolls-Royce Fewer than 5
20 St John's Primary School Fewer than 5
20 St Mary's Primary School Fewer than 5
20 Teach First Fewer than 5
20 University of Surrey Fewer than 5
20 Unspecified Fewer than 5
20 Unspecified Primary School Fewer than 5
20 Unspecified Secondary School 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.