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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 – Wholesale, retail & vehicle repair

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 40
2 Lloyds Pharmacy 30
3 Aldi 20
3 Specsavers 20
5 Co-operative (Co-Op) 15
5 Tesco 15
7 Sainsbury's 10
8 Asda 5
8 B&Q 5
8 Boohoo 5
8 Cohens Chemist 5
8 Hut Group 5
8 JD Sports 5
8 John Lewis Partnership 5
8 Lloyds Banking Group 5
8 Majestic Wine 5
8 Marks & Spencer 5
8 Morrisons 5
8 Rowlands Pharmacy 5
8 Shop Direct Group 5
8 Topshop 5
8 Vision Express 5
23 3663 Fewer than 5
23 Abercrombie & Fitch Fewer than 5
23 AllSaints Fewer than 5
23 Apple Fewer than 5
23 Arnold Clark Fewer than 5
23 Barnardo's Fewer than 5
23 Benefit Cosmetics Fewer than 5
23 British Red Cross Fewer than 5
23 Carphone Warehouse Fewer than 5
23 Clarks Fewer than 5
23 Community Pharmacy Fewer than 5
23 Debenhams Fewer than 5
23 Decathlon Fewer than 5
23 Dixons Fewer than 5
23 DRL Fewer than 5
23 Gap Fewer than 5
23 H & M Fewer than 5
23 Hollister Fewer than 5
23 Iceland Fewer than 5
23 Inventive Leisure Fewer than 5
23 JD Williams Fewer than 5
23 Lidl Fewer than 5
23 Manor Pharmacy Fewer than 5
23 Matalan Fewer than 5
23 Next Fewer than 5
23 O2 Fewer than 5
23 Optical Express Fewer than 5
23 Pharmacy Plus Fewer than 5
23 Primark Fewer than 5
23 QVC Fewer than 5
23 River Island Fewer than 5
23 Schlumberger Fewer than 5
23 Selfridges Fewer than 5
23 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
23 Superdrug Fewer than 5
23 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
23 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.