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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.

North East – Wholesale, retail & vehicle repair

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 30
2 Aldi 5
2 Lloyds Pharmacy 5
2 Marks & Spencer 5
2 Specsavers 5
2 Tesco 5
2 Vision Express 5
8 Abercrombie & Fitch Fewer than 5
8 Age UK Fewer than 5
8 Apple Fewer than 5
8 Asda Fewer than 5
8 British Heart Foundation Fewer than 5
8 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
8 Debenhams Fewer than 5
8 Dunelm Mill Fewer than 5
8 Fenwick Fewer than 5
8 Halfords Fewer than 5
8 Hollister Fewer than 5
8 Hugo Boss Fewer than 5
8 Iceland Fewer than 5
8 IDS Fewer than 5
8 Lidl Fewer than 5
8 Lloyds Banking Group Fewer than 5
8 Majestic Wine Fewer than 5
8 Morrisons Fewer than 5
8 Next Fewer than 5
8 Optical Express Fewer than 5
8 Primark Fewer than 5
8 Salvation Army Fewer than 5
8 Topshop 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.