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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.

Scotland – Wholesale, retail & vehicle repair

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 45
2 Specsavers 30
3 Arnold Clark 10
3 Lloyds Pharmacy 10
3 Tesco 10
6 Abercrombie & Fitch 5
6 Aldi 5
6 Amazon 5
6 Asda 5
6 Debenhams 5
6 John Lewis Partnership 5
6 Optical Express 5
6 Sainsbury's 5
6 Schuh 5
6 Vision Express 5
16 Apple Fewer than 5
16 Arcadia Fewer than 5
16 Barnardo's Fewer than 5
16 BHS Fewer than 5
16 Clarks Fewer than 5
16 Clear Pharmacy Fewer than 5
16 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
16 Dawn Meats Fewer than 5
16 Edmundson Electrical Fewer than 5
16 H & M Fewer than 5
16 Haliburton Fewer than 5
16 Hollister Fewer than 5
16 Home Retail Group Fewer than 5
16 House of Fraser Fewer than 5
16 Jack Wills Fewer than 5
16 Kingfisher Fewer than 5
16 Lidl Fewer than 5
16 Lush Fewer than 5
16 Majestic Wine Fewer than 5
16 Marks & Spencer Fewer than 5
16 Mercedes-Benz Fewer than 5
16 Next Fewer than 5
16 Pets At Home Fewer than 5
16 Primark Fewer than 5
16 Rexel Fewer than 5
16 Rowlands Pharmacy Fewer than 5
16 Schlumberger Fewer than 5
16 Shell Fewer than 5
16 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
16 Synergy Group Fewer than 5
16 Ted Baker Fewer than 5
16 Tesco Opticians Fewer than 5
16 Topshop Fewer than 5
16 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
16 Wallis 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.