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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.

London – Financial & insurance

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Barclays 60
2 Lloyds Banking Group 40
3 Goldman Sachs 35
3 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 35
5 Credit Suisse 30
5 JP Morgan 30
7 Bank of America 25
8 Citi 20
8 HSBC 20
8 Morgan Stanley 20
11 UBS 15
12 Bank of England 10
12 BNP Paribas 10
12 Deutsche Bank 10
12 Direct Line 10
12 Santander 10
12 Towers Watson 10
18 American Express 5
18 Aon Hewitt 5
18 Aviva 5
18 BlackRock 5
18 Capco 5
18 Catlin 5
18 G-Research 5
18 LCP 5
18 London Stock Exchange 5
18 Mercer 5
18 Munich RE 5
18 Nomura 5
18 Prudential 5
18 QBE 5
18 Royal Bank of Canada 5
18 Visa Europe 5
34 Aberdeen Asset Management Fewer than 5
34 AIG Fewer than 5
34 Allianz Insurance Fewer than 5
34 AXA Fewer than 5
34 Bank of New York Fewer than 5
34 Barnett Waddingham Fewer than 5
34 Bloomberg Fewer than 5
34 Brewin Dolphin Fewer than 5
34 City Group Fewer than 5
34 Commerzbank Fewer than 5
34 Coutts Fewer than 5
34 Domestic & General Fewer than 5
34 Fidelity Fewer than 5
34 Financial Ombudsman Service Fewer than 5
34 Friends Life Fewer than 5
34 General Electric Fewer than 5
34 Guy Carpenter Fewer than 5
34 Handelsbanken Fewer than 5
34 Hiscox Fewer than 5
34 Hymans Robertson Fewer than 5
34 ICAP Fewer than 5
34 IG Group Fewer than 5
34 LCH.Clearnet Fewer than 5
34 Lendlease Fewer than 5
34 Lloyds Register Fewer than 5
34 Macquarie Fewer than 5
34 Marex Spectron Fewer than 5
34 MEM Consumer Finance Fewer than 5
34 Merrill Lynch Fewer than 5
34 RBC Capital Markets Fewer than 5
34 SEI Investments Company Fewer than 5
34 St Jame's Place Fewer than 5
34 Standard Life Fewer than 5
34 Swiss Re Fewer than 5
34 Talbot Underwriting Fewer than 5
34 Willis Fewer than 5
34 WPP 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.