/

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.

East Midlands

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Rolls-Royce 110
2 Boots 55
3 University of Leicester 35
4 Nottingham County Council 25
4 Royal Air Force (RAF) 25
6 Lincolnshire County Council 20
6 Triumph Motorcycles 20
8 Leicester City Council 15
8 Nottinghamshire County Council 15
8 Specsavers 15
11 Deloitte 10
11 Derbyshire County Council 10
11 Enterprise 10
11 Leicester Royal Infirmary 10
11 Leicestershire County Council 10
11 Lloyds Pharmacy 10
11 Northamptonshire County Council 10
11 Teach First 10
11 University of Nottingham 10
20 Aldi 5
20 Assystem 5
20 Atkins 5
20 Atos 5
20 Babcock 5
20 Bakkavör 5
20 Bombardier 5
20 Bourne Leisure 5
20 British Gypsum 5
20 Bupa 5
20 Butlins 5
20 Capital One 5
20 CEVA Logistics 5
20 David Lloyd 5
20 De Montfort University 5
20 Derby City Council 5
20 E.ON 5
20 Environment Agency 5
20 Ernst & Young 5
20 Experian 5
20 Fisher German 5
20 GL Noble Denton 5
20 Grant Thornton 5
20 Hewlett Packard 5
20 Interfleet Technology 5
20 KPMG 5
20 Laing O'Rourke 5
20 Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust 5
20 Leicestershire Police 5
20 Loughborough University 5
20 Marks & Spencer 5
20 McDonald's 5
20 Misco 5
20 Morrisons 5
20 National Grid 5
20 National Laboratory Service 5
20 Nationwide 5
20 Nestlé 5
20 Next 5
20 Northampton General Hospital 5
20 Nottingham Trent University 5
20 Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust 5
20 Oundle School 5
20 Physio World 5
20 Pilgrim Hospital 5
20 PKF 5
20 Premier Foods 5
20 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 5
20 Protocol Education 5
20 Queen's Medical Centre 5
20 Quotient Bioresearch 5
20 Reckitt Benckiser 5
20 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 5
20 Royal Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 5
20 Sainsbury's 5
20 Santander 5
20 Severn Trent 5
20 Sports Direct 5
20 Tesco 5
20 The Dustan School 5
20 The One Off 5
20 Toyota 5
20 University of Lincoln 5
20 University of Northampton 5
20 URS 5
20 Vinci Construction 5
20 Weatherford International 5
87 2 Sisters Food Group Fewer than 5
87 Action For Children Fewer than 5
87 Adecco Fewer than 5
87 Aero Engine Controls Fewer than 5
87 All Saints C of E Primary School Fewer than 5
87 All Saints Primary School Fewer than 5
87 Allied Irish Bank Fewer than 5
87 Alltech Fewer than 5
87 Alstom Fewer than 5
87 AMEC Fewer than 5
87 Anglian Water Fewer than 5
87 Apple Fewer than 5
87 Asda Fewer than 5
87 Avon Fewer than 5
87 BAE Systems Fewer than 5
87 Balfour Beatty Fewer than 5
87 Barclays Fewer than 5
87 Betfred Fewer than 5
87 BMI Healthcare Fewer than 5
87 British Army Fewer than 5
87 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Fewer than 5
87 British Gas Fewer than 5
87 British Sugar Fewer than 5
87 Cancer Research UK Fewer than 5
87 Capgemini Fewer than 5
87 Capita Fewer than 5
87 Carillion Fewer than 5
87 Centrica Fewer than 5
87 Church of England Fewer than 5
87 Citrix Fewer than 5
87 City Hospital Birmingham Fewer than 5
87 Clarks Fewer than 5
87 Compass Group Fewer than 5
87 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
87 Coral Fewer than 5
87 Costa Coffee Fewer than 5
87 Costain Fewer than 5
87 Creative Support Fewer than 5
87 Cummins Fewer than 5
87 Danwood Fewer than 5
87 Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Fewer than 5
87 DHL Fewer than 5
87 Dimensions Fewer than 5
87 Dunelm Mill Fewer than 5
87 EDF Energy Fewer than 5
87 Emerson Process Management Fewer than 5
87 Environmental Scientifics Group Fewer than 5
87 Explore Learning Fewer than 5
87 Farmfoods Fewer than 5
87 Fitness First Fewer than 5
87 Foster Care Associates Fewer than 5
87 G4S Fewer than 5
87 Galliford Try Fewer than 5
87 Game Fewer than 5
87 General Electric Fewer than 5
87 Gleeds Fewer than 5
87 Greencore Group Fewer than 5
87 Harvester Fewer than 5
87 HIS Fewer than 5
87 Home Retail Group Fewer than 5
87 Iceland Fewer than 5
87 IKEA Fewer than 5
87 Imperial Tobacco Fewer than 5
87 IRIS Fewer than 5
87 J D Wetherspoon Fewer than 5
87 JCB Fewer than 5
87 JD Sports Fewer than 5
87 jhoots Pharmacy Fewer than 5
87 John Lewis Partnership Fewer than 5
87 Johnston Press Fewer than 5
87 Kier Group Fewer than 5
87 Ladbrokes Fewer than 5
87 Laura Ashley Fewer than 5
87 Lidl Fewer than 5
87 MacIntyre Charity Fewer than 5
87 MacIntyre Hudson Fewer than 5
87 Majestic Wine Fewer than 5
87 Mamas & Papas Fewer than 5
87 Manor Pharmacy Fewer than 5
87 Mark Group Fewer than 5
87 Mastercard Fewer than 5
87 Matalan Fewer than 5
87 Mattioli Woods Fewer than 5
87 Mercedes-Benz Fewer than 5
87 Moy Park Fewer than 5
87 Nacro Fewer than 5
87 Nike Fewer than 5
87 Nisa Fewer than 5
87 Nottingham City Hospital Fewer than 5
87 NSPCC Fewer than 5
87 Optical Express Fewer than 5
87 Partnerships in Care Fewer than 5
87 PepsiCo Fewer than 5
87 Pets At Home Fewer than 5
87 Pizza Hut Fewer than 5
87 Premier Sports Fewer than 5
87 Pure Gym Fewer than 5
87 Rathbone Fewer than 5
87 River Island Fewer than 5
87 RS Components Fewer than 5
87 Savills Fewer than 5
87 SF Group Fewer than 5
87 Shuropody Fewer than 5
87 Software AG Fewer than 5
87 St John's Primary School Fewer than 5
87 St Mary's Primary School Fewer than 5
87 Subway Fewer than 5
87 Superdrug Fewer than 5
87 Tata Steel Fewer than 5
87 TNT Fewer than 5
87 Topshop Fewer than 5
87 Totemic Fewer than 5
87 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
87 Travis Perkins Fewer than 5
87 UHY Hacker Young Fewer than 5
87 Unknown Employer Fewer than 5
87 Unspecified Graphic Design Company Fewer than 5
87 Unspecified Primary School Fewer than 5
87 Unspecified Recruitment Agency Fewer than 5
87 Unspecified School Fewer than 5
87 Unspecified Secondary School Fewer than 5
87 Virgin Fewer than 5
87 Vision Express Fewer than 5
87 Voyage Care Fewer than 5
87 Wallis Fewer than 5
87 Western Power Distribution Fewer than 5
87 Whitbread Fewer than 5
87 WHSmith Fewer than 5
87 William Hill Fewer than 5
87 Xx Fewer than 5
87 YMCA 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.