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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.

Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 360
2 Deloitte 300
3 Ernst & Young 200
4 KPMG 190
5 Grant Thornton 55
6 Towers Watson 45
7 Essex County Council 40
7 Lloyds Banking Group 40
9 BDO 35
9 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 35
11 Accenture 30
11 Barclays 30
13 Baker Tilly 25
13 Birmingham City Council 25
13 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 25
13 IBM 25
13 Leeds City Council 25
13 Northern Health & Social Care Trust 25
13 Tesco 25
20 Aon Hewitt 20
20 Capita 20
20 Glasgow City Council 20
20 JP Morgan 20
20 Lancashire County Council 20
20 PKF 20
20 RSM Tenon 20
20 Sky 20
28 Aberdeen City Council 15
28 Aviva 15
28 Bank of America 15
28 Bristol City Council 15
28 Church of England 15
28 Citi 15
28 Civil Service 15
28 Department for Work & Pensions 15
28 EC Harris 15
28 Hampshire County Council 15
28 Hertfordshire County Council 15
28 Kent County Council 15
28 Mazars 15
28 National Audit Office 15
28 Network Rail 15
28 Norfolk County Council 15
28 Nottingham County Council 15
28 Savills 15
28 Suffolk County Council 15
28 Turner & Townsend 15
28 West Sussex County Council 15
49 Aecom 10
49 American Express 10
49 AXA 10
49 BAE Systems 10
49 Balfour Beatty 10
49 Barratt Homes 10
49 Belfast Health & Social Care Trust 10
49 BNP Paribas 10
49 BT 10
49 Caerphilly County Borough Council 10
49 Calderdale Council 10
49 Capgemini 10
49 Cardiff Council 10
49 CBRE 10
49 Centrica 10
49 Crowe Clark Whitehill 10
49 Cumbria County Council 10
49 Cushman & Wakefield 10
49 Davis Langdon 10
49 Deutsche Bank 10
49 Direct Line 10
49 DTZ 10
49 E.ON 10
49 East Sussex County Council 10
49 Edinburgh City Council 10
49 Financial Ombudsman Service 10
49 Fisher German 10
49 Future Science Group 10
49 Gloucestershire County Council 10
49 Goldman Sachs 10
49 Hewlett Packard 10
49 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) 10
49 HSBC 10
49 Jaguar Land Rover 10
49 Johnston Carmichael 10
49 Jones Lang Lasalle 10
49 Laing O'Rourke 10
49 Leicester City Council 10
49 Lincolnshire County Council 10
49 Mace 10
49 Mercer 10
49 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 10
49 Morgan Stanley 10
49 Mott Macdonald 10
49 Northamptonshire County Council 10
49 Office For National Statistics (ONS) 10
49 Oliver Wyman 10
49 Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI) 10
49 Qedis 10
49 Rolls-Royce 10
49 Saffery Champness 10
49 Sandwell Council 10
49 Santander 10
49 Smith & Williamson 10
49 Somerset County Council 10
49 South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust 10
49 Southampton City Council 10
49 Staffordshire County Council 10
49 Standard Life 10
49 Surrey County Council 10
49 Transport For London 10
49 UBS 10
49 Undisclosed 10
49 University of Leicester 10
49 Western Health & Social Care Trust 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.