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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 – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Barclays 20
2 Abercrombie & Fitch 15
2 Enterprise 15
2 Lloyds Banking Group 15
2 Marks & Spencer 15
2 Tesco 15
7 HSBC 10
8 Bank of America 5
8 British Airways 5
8 Citi 5
8 Debenhams 5
8 Deutsche Bank 5
8 Goldman Sachs 5
8 Harrods 5
8 JP Morgan 5
8 Lidl 5
8 Mace 5
8 Majestic Wine 5
8 McDonald's 5
8 Morgan Stanley 5
8 Network Rail 5
8 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 5
8 Sainsbury's 5
8 Santander 5
8 UBS 5
8 UK Border Agency 5
8 Waitrose 5
28 3663 Fewer than 5
28 Aldi Fewer than 5
28 AllSaints Fewer than 5
28 American Express Fewer than 5
28 Amey Fewer than 5
28 Ann Summers Fewer than 5
28 Aon Hewitt Fewer than 5
28 Apple Fewer than 5
28 Arcadia Fewer than 5
28 Ardmore Fewer than 5
28 Asda Fewer than 5
28 AstraZeneca Fewer than 5
28 Atos Fewer than 5
28 Babcock Fewer than 5
28 Balfour Beatty Fewer than 5
28 Bank of England Fewer than 5
28 Barnardo's Fewer than 5
28 Berkeley Homes Fewer than 5
28 Boots Fewer than 5
28 BP Fewer than 5
28 British Army Fewer than 5
28 BT Fewer than 5
28 Capgemini Fewer than 5
28 Chelsea F.C. Fewer than 5
28 Clarks Fewer than 5
28 Commerzbank Fewer than 5
28 Coral Fewer than 5
28 Corporate Executive Board Company Fewer than 5
28 Credit Suisse Fewer than 5
28 Deloitte Fewer than 5
28 Department for Work & Pensions Fewer than 5
28 Department of Health Fewer than 5
28 DHL Fewer than 5
28 Ealing Council Fewer than 5
28 Experian Fewer than 5
28 Explore Learning Fewer than 5
28 Fenwick Fewer than 5
28 French Connection Fewer than 5
28 Fujitsu Fewer than 5
28 General Electric Fewer than 5
28 H & M Fewer than 5
28 Halfords Fewer than 5
28 Harvey Nichols Fewer than 5
28 Hays Fewer than 5
28 Heineken Fewer than 5
28 HM Prison Service Fewer than 5
28 Hollister Fewer than 5
28 Home Retail Group Fewer than 5
28 House of Fraser Fewer than 5
28 Hut Group Fewer than 5
28 IBM Fewer than 5
28 IKEA Fewer than 5
28 Investis Fewer than 5
28 Jack Wills Fewer than 5
28 Jam Industries Fewer than 5
28 JD Sports Fewer than 5
28 John Lewis Partnership Fewer than 5
28 KFC Fewer than 5
28 Ladbrokes Fewer than 5
28 Laura Ashley Fewer than 5
28 LCP Fewer than 5
28 Lendlease Fewer than 5
28 Logica Fewer than 5
28 L'Oreal Fewer than 5
28 Manpower Fewer than 5
28 Maxus Fewer than 5
28 National Health Service (NHS) Fewer than 5
28 New Look Fewer than 5
28 Next Fewer than 5
28 Nomura Fewer than 5
28 PC World Fewer than 5
28 Penna Fewer than 5
28 Phones 4u Fewer than 5
28 Pizza Hut Fewer than 5
28 Post Office Fewer than 5
28 Primark Fewer than 5
28 Ravensbourne College Fewer than 5
28 RBC Capital Markets Fewer than 5
28 River Island Fewer than 5
28 Selfridges Fewer than 5
28 Sky Fewer than 5
28 Specsavers Fewer than 5
28 Sports Direct Fewer than 5
28 St Jame's Place Fewer than 5
28 Superdrug Fewer than 5
28 Telefónica Fewer than 5
28 Thomas Cook Fewer than 5
28 Timberland Fewer than 5
28 Towers Watson Fewer than 5
28 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
28 Transport For London Fewer than 5
28 Travis Perkins Fewer than 5
28 Ultra Electronics Fewer than 5
28 Unilever Fewer than 5
28 United Biscuits Fewer than 5
28 United Parcel Service Fewer than 5
28 University of West London Fewer than 5
28 Virgin Fewer than 5
28 White Company Fewer than 5
28 William Hill Fewer than 5
28 WPP Fewer than 5
28 Zara 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.