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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 – Culture, media & sports occupations

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 10
2 John Lewis Partnership 5
2 Lime Pictures 5
2 Unilever 5
2 Virgin 5
6 Amaze Fewer than 5
6 Asda Fewer than 5
6 B&Q Fewer than 5
6 Bentley Motors Fewer than 5
6 Blackpool Council Fewer than 5
6 Boohoo Fewer than 5
6 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
6 Cumbria County Council Fewer than 5
6 DRL Fewer than 5
6 Fitness First Fewer than 5
6 Gap Fewer than 5
6 Havas Fewer than 5
6 Hut Group Fewer than 5
6 Ideal World Fewer than 5
6 JD Sports Fewer than 5
6 LA Fitness Fewer than 5
6 Latitude Fewer than 5
6 Liverpool Hope University Fewer than 5
6 Liverpool John Moores University Fewer than 5
6 Manchester Metropolitan University Fewer than 5
6 Matalan Fewer than 5
6 McCann Fewer than 5
6 MediaCom Fewer than 5
6 Merlin Entertainments Fewer than 5
6 North Liverpool Academy Fewer than 5
6 PayStream Fewer than 5
6 Primark Fewer than 5
6 printing.com Fewer than 5
6 Sony Fewer than 5
6 Styles&Wood Group Fewer than 5
6 University of Birmingham Fewer than 5
6 University of Central Lancashire Fewer than 5
6 University of Manchester Fewer than 5
6 Unspecified Graphic Design Company 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.