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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Deloitte 20
1 Lancashire County Council 20
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 20
4 Ernst & Young 15
5 Cumbria County Council 10
5 KPMG 10
7 BAE Systems 5
7 Balfour Beatty 5
7 Bank of America 5
7 BDO 5
7 Blackpool Council 5
7 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 5
7 Capita 5
7 Church of England 5
7 Co-operative (Co-Op) 5
7 Creative Support 5
7 Grant Thornton 5
7 Hampson Hughes 5
7 ITV 5
7 Liverpool Hope University 5
7 Manchester City Council 5
7 Manchester Metropolitan University 5
7 McCann 5
7 PKF 5
7 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 5
7 RSM Tenon 5
7 Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council 5
7 Towers Watson 5
7 United Utilities 5
7 University of Liverpool 5
7 University of Manchester 5
7 Wigan Council 5
33 3663 Fewer than 5
33 Abacus Int Fewer than 5
33 ABB Fewer than 5
33 Accenture Fewer than 5
33 Action For Children Fewer than 5
33 Adelphi Group Fewer than 5
33 Adfero Fewer than 5
33 Aecom Fewer than 5
33 Airbus Fewer than 5
33 AkzoNobel Fewer than 5
33 Amaze Fewer than 5
33 AstraZeneca Fewer than 5
33 Baker Tilly Fewer than 5
33 Barclays Fewer than 5
33 Barnardo's Fewer than 5
33 BDP Fewer than 5
33 Bentley Motors Fewer than 5
33 Blueprint Partnership Fewer than 5
33 British Red Cross Fewer than 5
33 Bupa Fewer than 5
33 Carat Fewer than 5
33 CBRE Fewer than 5
33 Centrica Fewer than 5
33 Cheshire East Council Fewer than 5
33 Cisco Systems Fewer than 5
33 Crowe Clark Whitehill Fewer than 5
33 Curtins Fewer than 5
33 Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Fewer than 5
33 DHL Fewer than 5
33 E.ON Fewer than 5
33 EC Harris Fewer than 5
33 ESR Technology Fewer than 5
33 Foster Care Associates Fewer than 5
33 Fujitsu Fewer than 5
33 G4S Fewer than 5
33 Greater Manchester Police Fewer than 5
33 Hut Group Fewer than 5
33 Ipsos MORI Fewer than 5
33 Jacobs Engineering Fewer than 5
33 Jaguar Land Rover Fewer than 5
33 JD Sports Fewer than 5
33 Johnston Press Fewer than 5
33 Kellogg's Fewer than 5
33 Laing O'Rourke Fewer than 5
33 Legal Services Commission Fewer than 5
33 Lime Pictures Fewer than 5
33 Liverpool City Council Fewer than 5
33 Liverpool Guild of Students Fewer than 5
33 Liverpool John Moores University Fewer than 5
33 Lloyds Banking Group Fewer than 5
33 locality Fewer than 5
33 Manchester United Football Club Fewer than 5
33 Mazars Fewer than 5
33 MediaCom Fewer than 5
33 Mercer Fewer than 5
33 Morgan Sindall Fewer than 5
33 Nacro Fewer than 5
33 Network Rail Fewer than 5
33 Oldham Council Fewer than 5
33 Oracle Fewer than 5
33 PayStream Fewer than 5
33 Persimmon Homes Fewer than 5
33 Priory Group Fewer than 5
33 Randstad Fewer than 5
33 Rathbone Fewer than 5
33 Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Fewer than 5
33 Royal London Fewer than 5
33 Saffery Champness Fewer than 5
33 Salford City Council Fewer than 5
33 Sanofi Fewer than 5
33 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
33 Sir Robert McAlpine Fewer than 5
33 Smurfit Kappa Fewer than 5
33 Sopra Steria Fewer than 5
33 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council Fewer than 5
33 Stockport NHS Foundation Trust Fewer than 5
33 Styles&Wood Group Fewer than 5
33 Sweett Group Fewer than 5
33 The Methodist Church Fewer than 5
33 Unilever Fewer than 5
33 University of Central Lancashire Fewer than 5
33 University of Lincoln Fewer than 5
33 Unspecified Fewer than 5
33 Unspecified Company Fewer than 5
33 Valuation Office Agency Fewer than 5
33 Warrington Borough Council Fewer than 5
33 Web Applications UK Fewer than 5
33 Weber Shandwick Fewer than 5
33 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.