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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.

Financial & insurance – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Lloyds Banking Group 40
2 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 35
3 Barclays 30
4 Towers Watson 25
5 Aon Hewitt 20
5 JP Morgan 20
7 Aviva 15
7 Bank of America 15
7 Citi 15
10 American Express 10
10 AXA 10
10 BNP Paribas 10
10 Deutsche Bank 10
10 Direct Line 10
10 Goldman Sachs 10
10 HSBC 10
10 Morgan Stanley 10
10 Santander 10
10 Standard Life 10
10 UBS 10
21 Aberdeen Asset Management 5
21 Allianz Insurance 5
21 Bank of England 5
21 Bank of New York 5
21 Barnett Waddingham 5
21 BlackRock 5
21 Capital One 5
21 City Group 5
21 Coutts 5
21 Credit Suisse 5
21 Friends Life 5
21 Hastings Direct 5
21 Hymans Robertson 5
21 LCP 5
21 Legal & General 5
21 London Stock Exchange 5
21 Mercer 5
21 Nationwide 5
21 Prudential 5
21 Punter Southall 5
21 QBE 5
21 Royal Bank of Canada 5
21 Royal London 5
21 Zurich Financial Services 5
45 AIG Fewer than 5
45 Allied Irish Bank Fewer than 5
45 Be Wiser Insurance Fewer than 5
45 Brewin Dolphin Fewer than 5
45 Capco Fewer than 5
45 Capita Fewer than 5
45 Catlin Fewer than 5
45 Endsleigh Fewer than 5
45 esure Fewer than 5
45 Fidelity Fewer than 5
45 Financial Ombudsman Service Fewer than 5
45 Guy Carpenter Fewer than 5
45 Handelsbanken Fewer than 5
45 Hargreaves Lansdown Fewer than 5
45 Hiscox Fewer than 5
45 ICAP Fewer than 5
45 LCH.Clearnet Fewer than 5
45 Lendlease Fewer than 5
45 Lloyds Register Fewer than 5
45 Macquarie Fewer than 5
45 Marex Spectron Fewer than 5
45 Mastercard Fewer than 5
45 Mattioli Woods Fewer than 5
45 MEM Consumer Finance Fewer than 5
45 Merrill Lynch Fewer than 5
45 Munich RE Fewer than 5
45 National Australia Group Fewer than 5
45 NFU Mutual Fewer than 5
45 Richmond Group Fewer than 5
45 RSA Academy Fewer than 5
45 RSM Tenon Fewer than 5
45 Saga Fewer than 5
45 SEI Investments Company Fewer than 5
45 Skipton Building Society Fewer than 5
45 St Jame's Place Fewer than 5
45 Swiss Re Fewer than 5
45 Talbot Underwriting Fewer than 5
45 Tesco Fewer than 5
45 Unspecified Accountancy Firm Fewer than 5
45 Vanquis Bank Fewer than 5
45 Visa Europe Fewer than 5
45 Willis Fewer than 5
45 Xafinity Fewer than 5
45 Yorkshire Building Society 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.