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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.

East of England – Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Essex County Council 40
2 Hertfordshire County Council 20
2 Norfolk County Council 20
4 Suffolk County Council 15
5 Bedford Borough Council 5
5 Cambridgeshire County Council 5
5 Central Bedfordshire Council 5
5 Environment Agency 5
5 Luton Borough Council 5
5 Norfolk Constabulary 5
5 Peterborough City Council 5
12 British Army Fewer than 5
12 HM Prison Service Fewer than 5
12 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
12 Ministry of Defence (MOD) Fewer than 5
12 National Probation Service Fewer than 5
12 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Fewer than 5
12 Staffordshire County Council 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.