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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 – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 BAE Systems 15
1 FDM 15
3 AMEC 10
3 Barclays 10
3 Bentley Motors 10
3 Jacobs Engineering 10
3 Sellafield 10
3 University of Manchester 10
9 Aecom 5
9 Arup 5
9 Assystem 5
9 Atkins 5
9 Atos 5
9 Babcock 5
9 Balfour Beatty 5
9 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 5
9 Crowder Consulting 5
9 EDF Energy 5
9 Eli Lilly 5
9 Fairbanks Environmental 5
9 Hewlett Packard 5
9 IBM 5
9 Jaguar Land Rover 5
9 Laing O'Rourke 5
9 Liverpool Hope University 5
9 Mott Macdonald 5
9 Network Rail 5
9 Novartis 5
9 Redx Pharma 5
9 Siemens AG 5
9 Thales 5
9 Unilever 5
9 United Utilities 5
9 University of Central Lancashire 5
9 University of Liverpool 5
9 Web Applications UK 5
37 ABB Fewer than 5
37 Adelphi Group Fewer than 5
37 Apple Fewer than 5
37 Bakkavör Fewer than 5
37 Bam Nuttall Fewer than 5
37 BDP Fewer than 5
37 Betfred Fewer than 5
37 Boohoo Fewer than 5
37 Capgemini Fewer than 5
37 Capita Fewer than 5
37 Carat Fewer than 5
37 Cargill Fewer than 5
37 Carphone Warehouse Fewer than 5
37 CGI Group Fewer than 5
37 Cheshire West & Chester Council Fewer than 5
37 Click Consult Fewer than 5
37 Costain Fewer than 5
37 Countess of Chester Hospital Fewer than 5
37 Croda Fewer than 5
37 East Fewer than 5
37 Electricity North West Fewer than 5
37 Emerson Process Management Fewer than 5
37 Environment Agency Fewer than 5
37 ESR Technology Fewer than 5
37 Fujitsu Fewer than 5
37 GlobalData Fewer than 5
37 Groundwork Fewer than 5
37 Halcrow Group Fewer than 5
37 Hut Group Fewer than 5
37 Hyder Fewer than 5
37 IPL Fewer than 5
37 ITV Fewer than 5
37 JD Williams Fewer than 5
37 Johnson Matthey Fewer than 5
37 Key Forensic Services Fewer than 5
37 Kier Group Fewer than 5
37 Lancashire County Council Fewer than 5
37 Leighton Hospital Fewer than 5
37 McCann Fewer than 5
37 Metaswitch Networks Fewer than 5
37 Morgan Sindall Fewer than 5
37 Mouchel Fewer than 5
37 National Trust Fewer than 5
37 Natural England Fewer than 5
37 Nuvia Fewer than 5
37 O2 Fewer than 5
37 Parsons Brinckerhoff Fewer than 5
37 Procter & Gamble Fewer than 5
37 Reading Room Fewer than 5
37 Risktec Fewer than 5
37 RSK Fewer than 5
37 Salisbury District Hospital Fewer than 5
37 Sanofi Fewer than 5
37 Schlumberger Fewer than 5
37 Science & Technology Facilities Council Fewer than 5
37 Scottish Power Fewer than 5
37 Shop Direct Group Fewer than 5
37 Sir Robert McAlpine Fewer than 5
37 Sodexo Fewer than 5
37 Softcat Fewer than 5
37 Sopra Steria Fewer than 5
37 Stockport NHS Foundation Trust Fewer than 5
37 Talk Talk Fewer than 5
37 Tata Steel Fewer than 5
37 Tessella Fewer than 5
37 Teva Fewer than 5
37 The GB Group Fewer than 5
37 Trader Media Group Fewer than 5
37 Ultra Electronics Fewer than 5
37 United Biscuits Fewer than 5
37 University of Chester Fewer than 5
37 Unspecified Software Company Fewer than 5
37 Wood Group Fewer than 5
37 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.