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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 – Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Lancashire County Council 25
2 Cumbria County Council 10
3 Blackpool Council 5
3 Greater Manchester Police 5
3 Liverpool City Council 5
3 Manchester City Council 5
3 Oldham Council 5
3 Salford City Council 5
3 Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council 5
3 Wigan Council 5
11 Cheshire East Council Fewer than 5
11 Cheshire West & Chester Council Fewer than 5
11 Environment Agency Fewer than 5
11 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
11 Metropolitan Police Fewer than 5
11 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council Fewer than 5
11 Valuation Office Agency Fewer than 5
11 Warrington Borough Council 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.