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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.

Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 British Army 125
2 Tesco 100
3 Aldi 60
4 Enterprise 45
4 Majestic Wine 45
6 Lloyds Banking Group 40
6 Marks & Spencer 40
6 Sainsbury's 40
9 Abercrombie & Fitch 35
10 Barclays 30
10 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 30
10 Royal Navy 30
13 Asda 25
13 Lidl 25
13 Royal Air Force (RAF) 25
16 Boots 20
16 HSBC 20
18 Debenhams 15
18 DHL 15
18 John Lewis Partnership 15
18 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 15
18 Royal Mail 15
23 Co-operative (Co-Op) 10
23 Coral 10
23 H & M 10
23 Halfords 10
23 Hollister 10
23 Iceland 10
23 JP Morgan 10
23 McDonald's 10
23 Morrisons 10
23 Ocado 10
23 Primark 10
23 River Island 10
23 Rolls-Royce 10
23 Santander 10
23 Toys R Us 10
23 UBS 10
23 Waitrose 10
40 Airbus 5
40 AllSaints 5
40 Amazon 5
40 Amey 5
40 Ann Summers 5
40 Apple 5
40 Arcadia 5
40 Argos 5
40 Associated British Foods 5
40 Atos 5
40 Babcock 5
40 Bank of America 5
40 Barnardo's 5
40 BP 5
40 British Airways 5
40 British Sugar 5
40 Citi 5
40 Claire's 5
40 Clarks 5
40 Decathlon 5
40 Department of Health 5
40 Deutsche Bank 5
40 Dunelm Mill 5
40 Durham University 5
40 Explore Learning 5
40 Farmfoods 5
40 French Connection 5
40 Game 5
40 Gist 5
40 Goldman Sachs 5
40 Greggs 5
40 Harrods 5
40 Home Retail Group 5
40 House of Fraser 5
40 IBM 5
40 Jack Wills 5
40 Jaguar Land Rover 5
40 JD Sports 5
40 Ladbrokes 5
40 Laura Ashley 5
40 Mace 5
40 Morgan Stanley 5
40 Nationwide 5
40 Network Rail 5
40 New Look 5
40 Next 5
40 Nissan 5
40 O2 5
40 Selfridges 5
40 Sports Direct 5
40 Superdrug 5
40 TJX Europe 5
40 Topshop 5
40 UK Border Agency 5
40 United Biscuits 5
40 University of Bath 5
40 University of Bedfordshire 5
40 University of Leicester 5
40 William Hill 5
99 3663 Fewer than 5
99 AB InBev Fewer than 5
99 ABB Fewer than 5
99 Aberdeenshire Council Fewer than 5
99 Age UK Fewer than 5
99 Alactrity Foundation Fewer than 5
99 Allianz Insurance Fewer than 5
99 Allied Bakeries Fewer than 5
99 American Express Fewer than 5
99 Aon Hewitt Fewer than 5
99 Ardmore Fewer than 5
99 Aston University Fewer than 5
99 AstraZeneca Fewer than 5
99 Autism Plus Fewer than 5
99 B&Q Fewer than 5
99 BAE Systems Fewer than 5
99 Bakkavör Fewer than 5
99 Balfour Beatty Fewer than 5
99 Bangor University Fewer than 5
99 Bank of England Fewer than 5
99 Bank of New York Fewer than 5
99 Barratt Homes Fewer than 5
99 BDO Fewer than 5
99 Benefit Cosmetics Fewer than 5
99 Berkeley Homes Fewer than 5
99 Bet365 Fewer than 5
99 BG Group Fewer than 5
99 BHS Fewer than 5
99 Birmingham City Council Fewer than 5
99 BMW Fewer than 5
99 BNP Paribas Fewer than 5
99 BNY Mellon Fewer than 5
99 Body Shop Fewer than 5
99 Bosch Fewer than 5
99 Bourne Leisure Fewer than 5
99 Bournemouth Borough Council Fewer than 5
99 Brewin Dolphin Fewer than 5
99 Brightside Group Fewer than 5
99 Bristol City Council Fewer than 5
99 Bristol Community Health Fewer than 5
99 British Heart Foundation Fewer than 5
99 BT Fewer than 5
99 Bupa Fewer than 5
99 Cameron Fewer than 5
99 Cameron International Fewer than 5
99 Capgemini Fewer than 5
99 Cardiff University Fewer than 5
99 Carphone Warehouse Fewer than 5
99 Centrica Fewer than 5
99 CEVA Logistics Fewer than 5
99 Chelsea F.C. Fewer than 5
99 Coca Cola Fewer than 5
99 Commerzbank Fewer than 5
99 Compass Group Fewer than 5
99 Cooper Industries Fewer than 5
99 Corporate Executive Board Company Fewer than 5
99 Costa Coffee Fewer than 5
99 Costain Fewer than 5
99 CPM Fewer than 5
99 Credit Suisse Fewer than 5
99 Crew Clothing Fewer than 5
99 CSC Fewer than 5
99 Danwood Fewer than 5
99 Dawn Meats Fewer than 5
99 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) Fewer than 5
99 Deloitte Fewer than 5
99 Delphi Fewer than 5
99 Department for Work & Pensions Fewer than 5
99 Diageo Fewer than 5
99 Dixons Fewer than 5
99 Domino's Pizza Fewer than 5
99 Doncaster Council Fewer than 5
99 Dorothy Perkins Fewer than 5
99 Ealing Council Fewer than 5
99 EDF Energy Fewer than 5
99 Edinburgh Leisure Fewer than 5
99 Edmundson Electrical Fewer than 5
99 EE Fewer than 5
99 Eli Lilly Fewer than 5
99 Elixel Fewer than 5
99 Essex County Council Fewer than 5
99 Experian Fewer than 5
99 Fenwick Fewer than 5
99 FMC Technologies Fewer than 5
99 Ford Fewer than 5
99 Fujitsu Fewer than 5
99 Gap Fewer than 5
99 General Electric Fewer than 5
99 Greene King Fewer than 5
99 Halifax Fewer than 5
99 Hallmark Fewer than 5
99 Handelsbanken Fewer than 5
99 Harvey Nichols Fewer than 5
99 Hays Fewer than 5
99 Health and Safety Executive Fewer than 5
99 Heineken Fewer than 5
99 Her Majesty's Government Fewer than 5
99 Heriot-Watt University Fewer than 5
99 Hewlett Packard Fewer than 5
99 HM Prison Service Fewer than 5
99 Holiday Inn Fewer than 5
99 Hugo Boss Fewer than 5
99 Hut Group Fewer than 5
99 IKEA Fewer than 5
99 Imperial Tobacco Fewer than 5
99 Intel Corporation Fewer than 5
99 Investis Fewer than 5
99 IQPC Fewer than 5
99 ISS Fewer than 5
99 Jam Industries Fewer than 5
99 Johnson & Johnson Fewer than 5
99 KFC Fewer than 5
99 Kier Group Fewer than 5
99 Kingfisher Fewer than 5
99 LCP Fewer than 5
99 Leeds City Council Fewer than 5
99 Leeds Metropolitan University Fewer than 5
99 Lendlease Fewer than 5
99 Lincolnshire County Council Fewer than 5
99 Liverpool Guild of Students Fewer than 5
99 Liverpool John Moores University Fewer than 5
99 Lloyds Pharmacy Fewer than 5
99 Logica Fewer than 5
99 L'Oreal Fewer than 5
99 Lush Fewer than 5
99 Mamas & Papas Fewer than 5
99 Manchester City Council Fewer than 5
99 Manpower Fewer than 5
99 Matalan Fewer than 5
99 Maxus Fewer than 5
99 MBNA Fewer than 5
99 Mencap Fewer than 5
99 Mercedes-Benz Fewer than 5
99 Misco Fewer than 5
99 Moy Park Fewer than 5
99 Mulberry Fewer than 5
99 National Grid Fewer than 5
99 National Health Service (NHS) Fewer than 5
99 NatWest Fewer than 5
99 Nestlé Fewer than 5
99 Nisa Fewer than 5
99 Nomura Fewer than 5
99 Norbrook Laboratories Fewer than 5
99 Norfolk & Norwich Hospital Fewer than 5
99 North Lincolnshire Council Fewer than 5
99 NSPCC Fewer than 5
99 Nuffield Health Fewer than 5
99 ofgem Fewer than 5
99 OSTC Fewer than 5
99 Ovo Energy Fewer than 5
99 PC World Fewer than 5
99 Penna Fewer than 5
99 Peterborough City Council Fewer than 5
99 Petrofac Fewer than 5
99 Pets At Home Fewer than 5
99 Phones 4u Fewer than 5
99 Pizza Express Fewer than 5
99 Pizza Hut Fewer than 5
99 Plymouth City Council Fewer than 5
99 Post Office Fewer than 5
99 Poundland Fewer than 5
99 Pure Gym Fewer than 5
99 Queen's Medical Centre Fewer than 5
99 QVC Fewer than 5
99 Ravensbourne College Fewer than 5
99 RBC Capital Markets Fewer than 5
99 Reed Fewer than 5
99 Rentokil Fewer than 5
99 Revolution Bars Fewer than 5
99 Rexel Fewer than 5
99 Royal Bank of Canada Fewer than 5
99 RSA Academy Fewer than 5
99 Schuh Fewer than 5
99 Scope Fewer than 5
99 Scottish Government Fewer than 5
99 SEQOL Fewer than 5
99 SF Group Fewer than 5
99 Sheffield City Council Fewer than 5
99 Shop Direct Group Fewer than 5
99 Shropshire Council Fewer than 5
99 Shuropody Fewer than 5
99 Skipton Building Society Fewer than 5
99 Sky Fewer than 5
99 Specsavers Fewer than 5
99 St Jame's Place Fewer than 5
99 Student Finance England Fewer than 5
99 Subway Fewer than 5
99 Surrey Police Fewer than 5
99 Talk Talk Fewer than 5
99 Tata Steel Fewer than 5
99 Ted Baker Fewer than 5
99 Telefónica Fewer than 5
99 Teva Fewer than 5
99 The Works Fewer than 5
99 Thomas Cook Fewer than 5
99 Timberland Fewer than 5
99 Totemic Fewer than 5
99 Towers Watson Fewer than 5
99 Transport For London Fewer than 5
99 Travis Perkins Fewer than 5
99 Ultra Electronics Fewer than 5
99 Unilever Fewer than 5
99 United Parcel Service Fewer than 5
99 University of Aberdeen Fewer than 5
99 University of Birmingham Fewer than 5
99 University of Essex Fewer than 5
99 University of Exeter Fewer than 5
99 University of Glasgow Fewer than 5
99 University of Hertfordshire Fewer than 5
99 University of Huddersfield Fewer than 5
99 University of Oxford Fewer than 5
99 University of Sunderland Fewer than 5
99 University of West London Fewer than 5
99 University of Wolverhampton Fewer than 5
99 Unknown Employer Fewer than 5
99 Unspecified Fewer than 5
99 Unspecified Company Fewer than 5
99 Unspecified Recruitment Agency Fewer than 5
99 Unspecified Software Company Fewer than 5
99 Victim Support Fewer than 5
99 Virgin Fewer than 5
99 Vodafone Fewer than 5
99 Volkswagen Group Fewer than 5
99 Wallis Fewer than 5
99 Weston College Fewer than 5
99 White Company Fewer than 5
99 WHSmith Fewer than 5
99 Wiltshire County Council Fewer than 5
99 Witheld Fewer than 5
99 World Trade Group Fewer than 5
99 WPP Fewer than 5
99 Xx Fewer than 5
99 YMCA Fewer than 5
99 Yorkshire Building Society Fewer than 5
99 Zara Fewer than 5
99 Zurich Financial Services 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.