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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 – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Aldi 20
2 Tesco 10
3 Asda 5
3 Co-operative (Co-Op) 5
3 Enterprise 5
3 Marks & Spencer 5
3 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 5
3 Royal Mail 5
3 Sainsbury's 5
3 Topshop 5
11 AB InBev Fewer than 5
11 Abercrombie & Fitch Fewer than 5
11 AllSaints Fewer than 5
11 Amey Fewer than 5
11 Associated British Foods Fewer than 5
11 B&Q Fewer than 5
11 Babcock Fewer than 5
11 Bank of America Fewer than 5
11 Barclays Fewer than 5
11 Benefit Cosmetics Fewer than 5
11 BNY Mellon Fewer than 5
11 BP Fewer than 5
11 Bupa Fewer than 5
11 Centrica Fewer than 5
11 Clarks Fewer than 5
11 Coral Fewer than 5
11 Costain Fewer than 5
11 Debenhams Fewer than 5
11 Decathlon Fewer than 5
11 Deloitte Fewer than 5
11 DHL Fewer than 5
11 Dixons Fewer than 5
11 EDF Energy Fewer than 5
11 Explore Learning Fewer than 5
11 Greggs Fewer than 5
11 H & M Fewer than 5
11 Hollister Fewer than 5
11 HSBC Fewer than 5
11 Hut Group Fewer than 5
11 Iceland Fewer than 5
11 JD Sports Fewer than 5
11 Lidl Fewer than 5
11 Liverpool Guild of Students Fewer than 5
11 Liverpool John Moores University Fewer than 5
11 Lloyds Banking Group Fewer than 5
11 Majestic Wine Fewer than 5
11 Manchester City Council Fewer than 5
11 MBNA Fewer than 5
11 Morrisons Fewer than 5
11 Next Fewer than 5
11 Primark Fewer than 5
11 QVC Fewer than 5
11 River Island Fewer than 5
11 Santander Fewer than 5
11 Selfridges Fewer than 5
11 Shop Direct Group Fewer than 5
11 Talk Talk Fewer than 5
11 Teva Fewer than 5
11 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
11 United Biscuits Fewer than 5
11 YMCA Fewer than 5
11 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.