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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.

Northern Ireland

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Northern Health & Social Care Trust 30
2 Allstate 20
2 Belfast Health & Social Care Trust 20
2 Citi 20
5 Boots 15
5 Gordons Chemist 15
5 Medicare 15
5 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 15
9 BT 10
9 Clear Pharmacy 10
9 KPMG 10
9 Liberty Information Technology 10
9 Norbrook Laboratories 10
9 Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI) 10
9 South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust 10
9 Southern Health & Social Care Trust 10
9 Western Health & Social Care Trust 10
18 Amey 5
18 Asidua 5
18 Bombardier 5
18 CyberSource 5
18 Deloitte 5
18 Ernst & Young 5
18 Extern 5
18 Farrans Construction 5
18 Fermanagh District Council 5
18 First Derivatives 5
18 Gilbert Ash 5
18 Graham 5
18 Hewlett Packard 5
18 Irish Football Association 5
18 KANA 5
18 McKeevers Chemist 5
18 Moy Park 5
18 National Health Service (NHS) 5
18 Northern Trust 5
18 NYSE Euronext 5
18 Presbyterian Church in Ireland 5
18 Queen's University Belfast 5
18 Randox Laboratories 5
18 Schrader Electronics 5
18 Tesco 5
18 Undisclosed 5
18 University of Ulster 5
45 Abercrombie & Fitch Fewer than 5
45 Action For Children Fewer than 5
45 Aon Hewitt Fewer than 5
45 Arthur Cox Fewer than 5
45 Arup Fewer than 5
45 Atkins Fewer than 5
45 B/E Aerospace Fewer than 5
45 Barnardo's Fewer than 5
45 BDO Fewer than 5
45 British Army Fewer than 5
45 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Fewer than 5
45 City Group Fewer than 5
45 Civil Service Fewer than 5
45 Colliers International Fewer than 5
45 Debenhams Fewer than 5
45 DHL Fewer than 5
45 Dorset County Council Fewer than 5
45 Dunelm Mill Fewer than 5
45 Enterprise Fewer than 5
45 Fujitsu Fewer than 5
45 General Electric Fewer than 5
45 Grant Thornton Fewer than 5
45 Health and Safety Executive Fewer than 5
45 Herbert Smith Freehills Fewer than 5
45 Home Retail Group Fewer than 5
45 Jacobs Engineering Fewer than 5
45 Kerry Group Fewer than 5
45 LA Fitness Fewer than 5
45 Lagan Construction Fewer than 5
45 Lidl Fewer than 5
45 Marks & Spencer Fewer than 5
45 Mencap Fewer than 5
45 Mouchel Fewer than 5
45 National Trust Fewer than 5
45 Next Fewer than 5
45 Northern Ireland Housing Executive Fewer than 5
45 Northgate Fewer than 5
45 NSPCC Fewer than 5
45 Pharmacy Plus Fewer than 5
45 Pinsent Masons Fewer than 5
45 Praxis Care Fewer than 5
45 Randstad Fewer than 5
45 Sainsbury's Fewer than 5
45 SAP Fewer than 5
45 Sense Fewer than 5
45 Specsavers Fewer than 5
45 Subway Fewer than 5
45 Teleperformance Fewer than 5
45 Topshop Fewer than 5
45 Unspecified Fewer than 5
45 URS Fewer than 5
45 Xafinity 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.