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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 – Health professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 40
2 Lloyds Pharmacy 30
3 Specsavers 20
4 Manchester Royal Infirmary 10
4 Physio World 10
4 Royal Preston Hospital 10
7 Blackpool Victoria Hospital 5
7 Cohens Chemist 5
7 Co-operative (Co-Op) 5
7 Leighton Hospital 5
7 Lloyds Banking Group 5
7 Rowlands Pharmacy 5
7 Sainsbury's 5
7 Stockport NHS Foundation Trust 5
7 Tesco 5
7 Vision Express 5
17 AstraZeneca Fewer than 5
17 Bupa Fewer than 5
17 Community Pharmacy Fewer than 5
17 Countess of Chester Hospital Fewer than 5
17 Creative Support Fewer than 5
17 David Lloyd Fewer than 5
17 Manor Pharmacy Fewer than 5
17 Morrisons Fewer than 5
17 National Health Service (NHS) Fewer than 5
17 Northampton General Hospital Fewer than 5
17 Optical Express Fewer than 5
17 Pharmacy Plus Fewer than 5
17 Redx Pharma Fewer than 5
17 Reed Fewer than 5
17 RSPCA Fewer than 5
17 Salisbury District Hospital Fewer than 5
17 Spire Healthcare Fewer than 5
17 Superdrug Fewer than 5
17 Teva Fewer than 5
17 Turning Point Fewer than 5
17 University of Liverpool Fewer than 5
17 Unspecified Hospital Fewer than 5
17 Unspecified Veterinary Clinic Fewer than 5
17 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.