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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 West

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 40
1 Lancashire County Council 40
3 Liverpool Hope University 35
4 Lloyds Pharmacy 30
5 Aldi 20
5 BAE Systems 20
5 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 20
5 Deloitte 20
5 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 20
5 Specsavers 20
5 University of Manchester 20
12 Co-operative (Co-Op) 15
12 Cumbria County Council 15
12 Ernst & Young 15
12 FDM 15
12 McDonald's 15
12 Tesco 15
18 AMEC 10
18 Barclays 10
18 Bentley Motors 10
18 Enterprise 10
18 Fairbanks Environmental 10
18 Jacobs Engineering 10
18 KPMG 10
18 Lloyds Banking Group 10
18 Manchester City Council 10
18 Manchester Metropolitan University 10
18 Manchester Royal Infirmary 10
18 Physio World 10
18 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 10
18 Royal Preston Hospital 10
18 Sainsbury's 10
18 Sellafield 10
18 Siemens AG 10
18 Teach First 10
18 Unilever 10
18 United Utilities 10
18 University of Liverpool 10
18 Wigan Council 10
40 Adelphi Group 5
40 Aecom 5
40 Apple 5
40 Arup 5
40 Asda 5
40 Assystem 5
40 Atkins 5
40 Atos 5
40 B&Q 5
40 Babcock 5
40 Balfour Beatty 5
40 Bank of America 5
40 BDO 5
40 Blackpool Council 5
40 Blackpool Victoria Hospital 5
40 Boohoo 5
40 Bupa 5
40 Capita 5
40 Carat 5
40 Cheshire East Council 5
40 Church of England 5
40 Cohens Chemist 5
40 Costa Coffee 5
40 Costain 5
40 Creative Support 5
40 Crowder Consulting 5
40 EDF Energy 5
40 Eli Lilly 5
40 ESR Technology 5
40 G4S 5
40 Grant Thornton 5
40 Greater Manchester Police 5
40 Hampson Hughes 5
40 Hays 5
40 Hewlett Packard 5
40 Hut Group 5
40 IBM 5
40 ITV 5
40 Jaguar Land Rover 5
40 JD Sports 5
40 John Lewis Partnership 5
40 Ladbrokes 5
40 Laing O'Rourke 5
40 Leighton Hospital 5
40 Lime Pictures 5
40 Liverpool City Council 5
40 Liverpool John Moores University 5
40 Majestic Wine 5
40 Marks & Spencer 5
40 McCann 5
40 Morgan Sindall 5
40 Morrisons 5
40 Mott Macdonald 5
40 Network Rail 5
40 North Liverpool Academy 5
40 Novartis 5
40 Oldham Council 5
40 PayStream 5
40 PKF 5
40 Randstad 5
40 Randstad Education 5
40 Redx Pharma 5
40 Reed 5
40 Rowlands Pharmacy 5
40 Royal Mail 5
40 RSM Tenon 5
40 Salford City Council 5
40 Salisbury District Hospital 5
40 Santander 5
40 Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council 5
40 Shop Direct Group 5
40 Starbucks 5
40 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 5
40 Stockport NHS Foundation Trust 5
40 Styles&Wood Group 5
40 Talk Talk 5
40 Teaching Personnel 5
40 Teva 5
40 Thales 5
40 Topshop 5
40 Towers Watson 5
40 United Biscuits 5
40 University of Central Lancashire 5
40 Virgin 5
40 Vision Express 5
40 Warrington Borough Council 5
40 Web Applications UK 5
40 Whitbread 5
40 Wythenshawe Hospital 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.