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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 – Other managers & proprietors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 McDonald's 15
2 Costa Coffee 5
2 Enterprise 5
2 Ladbrokes 5
2 Starbucks 5
2 Whitbread 5
7 Apple Fewer than 5
7 Arnold Clark Fewer than 5
7 BAE Systems Fewer than 5
7 Balfour Beatty Fewer than 5
7 Bank of America Fewer than 5
7 Barclays Fewer than 5
7 BT Fewer than 5
7 Cheshire East Council Fewer than 5
7 Countrywide Fewer than 5
7 Domino's Pizza Fewer than 5
7 DRL Fewer than 5
7 DW Sports Fitness Fewer than 5
7 Fairbanks Environmental Fewer than 5
7 Gap Fewer than 5
7 Hilton Hotels Fewer than 5
7 Holiday Inn Fewer than 5
7 Iceland Fewer than 5
7 Inventive Leisure Fewer than 5
7 JD Sports Fewer than 5
7 Lancashire County Council Fewer than 5
7 Lidl Fewer than 5
7 Liverpool City Council Fewer than 5
7 Liverpool John Moores University Fewer than 5
7 Majestic Wine Fewer than 5
7 Nando's Fewer than 5
7 Oldham Council Fewer than 5
7 Pizza Express Fewer than 5
7 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Fewer than 5
7 Sainsbury's Fewer than 5
7 Santander Fewer than 5
7 Subway Fewer than 5
7 Tesco Fewer than 5
7 William Hill Fewer than 5
7 Wythenshawe Hospital 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.