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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 West – Education

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 University of Bristol 15
2 University of Exeter 10
2 University of the West of England Bristol 10
4 Dorset County Council 5
4 Gloucestershire County Council 5
4 Marlborough College 5
4 University of Bath 5
4 Wells Cathedral School 5
4 Weston College 5
10 Bournemouth University Fewer than 5
10 Cornwall County Council Fewer than 5
10 Devon County Council Fewer than 5
10 Explore Learning Fewer than 5
10 Plymouth City Council Fewer than 5
10 Rolls-Royce Fewer than 5
10 South Devon College Fewer than 5
10 St Mary's Primary School Fewer than 5
10 Super Stars Fewer than 5
10 Swindon Borough Council Fewer than 5
10 University of Plymouth Fewer than 5
10 Unspecified 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.