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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.

Manufacturing

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Jaguar Land Rover 160
2 Rolls-Royce 145
3 BAE Systems 60
4 Hewlett Packard 55
5 Dyson 45
6 Airbus 35
6 Nissan 35
8 Unilever 30
9 GlaxoSmithKline 25
9 MBDA 25
11 General Electric 20
11 Thales 20
11 Triumph Motorcycles 20
14 Aero Engine Controls 15
14 Babcock 15
14 Bombardier 15
14 Lockheed Martin 15
14 Nestlé 15
14 Reckitt Benckiser 15
20 AgustaWestland 10
20 AkzoNobel 10
20 ARM 10
20 Aston Martin 10
20 Bakkavör 10
20 Bentley Motors 10
20 Bosch 10
20 GKN Aerospace 10
20 Imagination Technologies 10
20 Intel Corporation 10
20 JCB 10
20 Johnson Matthey 10
20 Norbrook Laboratories 10
20 Perkins Engines 10
20 Procter & Gamble 10
20 Qinetiq 10
20 Syngenta 10
37 2 Sisters Food Group 5
37 Adelphi Group 5
37 Aero Leather 5
37 Airbus Defence & Space Group 5
37 Airinmar 5
37 Allied Bakeries 5
37 Amada 5
37 Anthony Best Dynamics 5
37 Associated British Foods 5
37 Assystem 5
37 AstraZeneca 5
37 AWE 5
37 B/E Aerospace 5
37 BMW 5
37 British Gypsum 5
37 British Sugar 5
37 Brose 5
37 Caterpillar 5
37 Cisco Systems 5
37 Croda 5
37 Cummins 5
37 Delphi 5
37 Diageo 5
37 Domino Printing Sciences 5
37 Dow Corning 5
37 Eli Lilly 5
37 Emerson Process Management 5
37 General Dynamics 5
37 Greencore Group 5
37 Greggs 5
37 Imperial Tobacco 5
37 INEOS 5
37 Kerry Group 5
37 L'Oreal 5
37 Lucite International 5
37 Mars 5
37 Marshall Aerospace 5
37 McLaren 5
37 Mondelez International 5
37 National Instruments 5
37 Novartis 5
37 Premier Foods 5
37 printing.com 5
37 Randox Laboratories 5
37 Red Bull 5
37 Redx Pharma 5
37 RM 5
37 Sanofi 5
37 Schrader Electronics 5
37 SELEX Galileo 5
37 Siemens AG 5
37 Sony 5
37 Tata Steel 5
37 Teva 5
37 Toyota 5
37 Ultra Electronics 5
37 United Biscuits 5
37 Volkswagen Group 5
37 Xerox 5
96 AB InBev Fewer than 5
96 ABB Fewer than 5
96 Abercrombie & Fitch Fewer than 5
96 Alltech Fewer than 5
96 Alstom Fewer than 5
96 Apetito Fewer than 5
96 Apple Fewer than 5
96 Astrium Fewer than 5
96 Atos Fewer than 5
96 Audi Fewer than 5
96 Baker Hughes Fewer than 5
96 BASF Fewer than 5
96 Binding Site Fewer than 5
96 Boots Fewer than 5
96 Bournemouth Borough Council Fewer than 5
96 Cameron Fewer than 5
96 Cargill Fewer than 5
96 CGI Group Fewer than 5
96 Charles River Laboratories Fewer than 5
96 Coca Cola Fewer than 5
96 Cooper Industries Fewer than 5
96 Covance Fewer than 5
96 Danone Fewer than 5
96 Dawn Meats Fewer than 5
96 Erdem Fewer than 5
96 Ericsson Fewer than 5
96 Estée Lauder Fewer than 5
96 Fujitsu Fewer than 5
96 Greene King Fewer than 5
96 Hallmark Fewer than 5
96 Hasbro Fewer than 5
96 Heineken Fewer than 5
96 Henkel Fewer than 5
96 Highland Spring Fewer than 5
96 Honda Fewer than 5
96 Instron Fewer than 5
96 Intertek Fewer than 5
96 Johnson & Johnson Fewer than 5
96 Kellogg's Fewer than 5
96 Kraft Foods Fewer than 5
96 LJ Create Fewer than 5
96 Lush Fewer than 5
96 Magnox Fewer than 5
96 Orchid Cellmark Fewer than 5
96 PepsiCo Fewer than 5
96 Pfizer Fewer than 5
96 Phillips 66 Fewer than 5
96 Pure Gym Fewer than 5
96 QuintilesIMS Fewer than 5
96 Ralph Lauren Fewer than 5
96 Schlumberger Fewer than 5
96 Selex ES Fewer than 5
96 Sky Fewer than 5
96 Smith & Nephew Fewer than 5
96 Smurfit Kappa Fewer than 5
96 Synertec Fewer than 5
96 Total Fewer than 5
96 Unspecified Fewer than 5
96 Unspecified Employer 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.