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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.

Other managers & proprietors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Enterprise 65
2 McDonald's 55
3 Coral 15
3 Tesco 15
5 Amey 10
5 Costa Coffee 10
5 J D Wetherspoon 10
5 Ladbrokes 10
5 Nando's 10
5 Pizza Express 10
5 Pizza Hut 10
5 Starbucks 10
5 Subway 10
5 Whitbread 10
5 William Hill 10
16 Abercrombie & Fitch 5
16 Aberdeen City Council 5
16 Barclays 5
16 BaxterStorey 5
16 Bet365 5
16 BT 5
16 Carluccio's 5
16 Compass Group 5
16 Explore Learning 5
16 Harvester 5
16 Hilton Hotels 5
16 ISS 5
16 KFC 5
16 Lidl 5
16 Lloyds Banking Group 5
16 L'Oreal 5
16 Majestic Wine 5
16 Marks & Spencer 5
16 Mitchells & Butlers 5
16 Parkwood Leisure 5
16 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 5
16 Sainsbury's 5
16 Schuh 5
16 Unspecified 5
16 Unspecified Restaurant 5
41 AB InBev Fewer than 5
41 Action For Children Fewer than 5
41 Airbus Fewer than 5
41 Alactrity Foundation Fewer than 5
41 Aldi Fewer than 5
41 Allied Healthcare Fewer than 5
41 Alltech Fewer than 5
41 Anglian Water Fewer than 5
41 Apple Fewer than 5
41 Arcadia Fewer than 5
41 Arnold Clark Fewer than 5
41 Asda Fewer than 5
41 Assystem Fewer than 5
41 Atkins Fewer than 5
41 Aviva Fewer than 5
41 Babcock Fewer than 5
41 BAE Systems Fewer than 5
41 Balfour Beatty Fewer than 5
41 Bank of America Fewer than 5
41 Bauer Media Fewer than 5
41 Berkeley Homes Fewer than 5
41 Betfred Fewer than 5
41 Birmingham City Council Fewer than 5
41 BMW Fewer than 5
41 Boots Fewer than 5
41 Bournemouth Borough Council Fewer than 5
41 British Gas Fewer than 5
41 British Sugar Fewer than 5
41 Cambridgeshire County Council Fewer than 5
41 Capita Fewer than 5
41 Cardiff Council Fewer than 5
41 Care UK Fewer than 5
41 Carnival UK Fewer than 5
41 Carphone Warehouse Fewer than 5
41 Cheshire East Council Fewer than 5
41 Clifton Hotels Fewer than 5
41 Countrywide Fewer than 5
41 Crossrail Fewer than 5
41 Cummins Fewer than 5
41 David Lloyd Fewer than 5
41 Debenhams Fewer than 5
41 Decathlon Fewer than 5
41 Design Bridge Fewer than 5
41 DHL Fewer than 5
41 Direct Line Fewer than 5
41 Domino's Pizza Fewer than 5
41 DRL Fewer than 5
41 Dumfries & Galloway Council Fewer than 5
41 Dunelm Mill Fewer than 5
41 Durham University Fewer than 5
41 DW Sports Fitness Fewer than 5
41 EDF Energy Fewer than 5
41 Edmund Cude Fewer than 5
41 Elixel Fewer than 5
41 Fairbanks Environmental Fewer than 5
41 Ford Fewer than 5
41 Foxtons Fewer than 5
41 Future Science Group Fewer than 5
41 Gap Fewer than 5
41 Greene King Fewer than 5
41 Hampshire County Council Fewer than 5
41 Haven Power Fewer than 5
41 Hewlett Packard Fewer than 5
41 Holiday Inn Fewer than 5
41 House of Fraser Fewer than 5
41 HSBC Fewer than 5
41 Iceland Fewer than 5
41 INTO Fewer than 5
41 Inventive Leisure Fewer than 5
41 IPC Media Fewer than 5
41 JD Sports Fewer than 5
41 John Lewis Partnership Fewer than 5
41 JP Morgan Fewer than 5
41 Kent County Council Fewer than 5
41 Lancashire County Council Fewer than 5
41 Liverpool City Council Fewer than 5
41 Liverpool John Moores University Fewer than 5
41 London Borough of Bromley Fewer than 5
41 London Borough of Hillingdon Fewer than 5
41 Mark Warner Fewer than 5
41 Marsh & Parsons Fewer than 5
41 MBDA Fewer than 5
41 Mencap Fewer than 5
41 Mercedes-Benz Fewer than 5
41 National Grid Fewer than 5
41 National Trust Fewer than 5
41 Next Fewer than 5
41 Nisa Fewer than 5
41 Norfolk County Council Fewer than 5
41 Northumberland County Council Fewer than 5
41 Nuffield Health Fewer than 5
41 Oldham Council Fewer than 5
41 Ovo Energy Fewer than 5
41 Oxfordshire County Council Fewer than 5
41 P&O Cruises Fewer than 5
41 Petrofac Fewer than 5
41 Phones 4u Fewer than 5
41 Praxis Care Fewer than 5
41 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Fewer than 5
41 Princess Cruises Fewer than 5
41 Principality Building Society Fewer than 5
41 Pure Gym Fewer than 5
41 QuintilesIMS Fewer than 5
41 Rapid Solicitors Fewer than 5
41 Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council Fewer than 5
41 Revolution Bars Fewer than 5
41 Royal Mail Fewer than 5
41 Saga Fewer than 5
41 Salvation Army Fewer than 5
41 Sanctuary Group Fewer than 5
41 Santander Fewer than 5
41 Savills Fewer than 5
41 Scottish Water Fewer than 5
41 Serco Fewer than 5
41 Sheffield City Council Fewer than 5
41 Shropshire Council Fewer than 5
41 Stonegate Pub Company Fewer than 5
41 Tata Steel Fewer than 5
41 Telefónica Fewer than 5
41 Thames Water Fewer than 5
41 Thomas Cook Fewer than 5
41 TJX Europe Fewer than 5
41 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
41 TUI Travel Fewer than 5
41 Turner & Townsend Fewer than 5
41 UK Power Networks Fewer than 5
41 Undisclosed Fewer than 5
41 Unilever Fewer than 5
41 University of Bedfordshire Fewer than 5
41 University of Huddersfield Fewer than 5
41 University of Leeds Students' Union Fewer than 5
41 University of Portsmouth Fewer than 5
41 University of Worcester Fewer than 5
41 Virgin Fewer than 5
41 Volkswagen Group Fewer than 5
41 West Sussex County Council Fewer than 5
41 WHSmith Fewer than 5
41 Wythenshawe Hospital Fewer than 5
41 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.