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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.

Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Jaguar Land Rover 140
2 Rolls-Royce 120
3 Atkins 100
4 BAE Systems 85
5 BP 75
6 IBM 65
7 Arup 60
7 Hewlett Packard 60
9 Babcock 50
9 BT 50
9 Mott Macdonald 50
12 Aecom 40
12 Environment Agency 40
14 Accenture 35
14 AMEC 35
14 Dyson 35
14 FDM 35
14 General Electric 35
14 Schlumberger 35
14 Thales 35
21 Capita 30
21 EDF Energy 30
21 Jacobs Engineering 30
21 Network Rail 30
21 Sky 30
21 Wood Group 30
27 Barclays 25
27 Credit Suisse 25
27 JP Morgan 25
27 MBDA 25
27 Microsoft 25
27 Nissan 25
27 Renishaw 25
34 Airbus 20
34 Allstate 20
34 Assystem 20
34 Atos 20
34 Baker Hughes 20
34 Balfour Beatty 20
34 Capgemini 20
34 Citi 20
34 GlaxoSmithKline 20
34 Goldman Sachs 20
34 Halliburton 20
34 Laing O'Rourke 20
34 Met Office 20
34 National Grid 20
34 Siemens AG 20
34 Triumph Motorcycles 20
50 Aero Engine Controls 15
50 ARM 15
50 Bombardier 15
50 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 15
50 Charles River Laboratories 15
50 Cisco Systems 15
50 Covance 15
50 Kier Group 15
50 Lockheed Martin 15
50 Petrofac 15
50 Qinetiq 15
50 Shell 15
50 Subsea 7 15
50 Technip 15
50 Tesco 15
50 Transport For London 15
50 Unilever 15
50 University of Leicester 15
50 URS 15
50 Virgin 15
50 Weatherford International 15
50 WSP Group 15
72 Acturis 10
72 ADAS 10
72 Air Products 10
72 Amey 10
72 Avelo 10
72 Bank of America 10
72 Bentley Motors 10
72 Bloomberg 10
72 Bosch 10
72 BuroHappold 10
72 Cambridge Consultants 10
72 Cardiff University 10
72 CGI Group 10
72 Chevron 10
72 Costain 10
72 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 10
72 Deloitte 10
72 Delphi 10
72 EMIS Health 10
72 Experian 10
72 Fidessa 10
72 Fugro 10
72 GL Noble Denton 10
72 Google 10
72 Hyder 10
72 Imagination Technologies 10
72 Intel Corporation 10
72 JCB 10
72 Johnson Matthey 10
72 KBR 10
72 Liberty Information Technology 10
72 Lloyds Banking Group 10
72 Logica 10
72 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 10
72 Morgan Sindall 10
72 Morgan Stanley 10
72 Mouchel 10
72 Newcastle University 10
72 Norbrook Laboratories 10
72 Phoenix Partnership 10
72 Reckitt Benckiser 10
72 Roke Manor Research 10
72 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 10
72 Sainsbury's 10
72 Scott Logic 10
72 Scottish Power 10
72 Sellafield 10
72 Syngenta 10
72 Undisclosed 10
72 University of Bristol 10
72 University of Cambridge 10
72 University of Manchester 10
72 Vinci Construction 10
72 Vodafone 10

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.