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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 – Professional, scientific & technical

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 35
2 Ernst & Young 25
3 Atkins 20
3 Deloitte 20
3 KPMG 20
6 AMEC 15
6 Charles River Laboratories 15
8 Arup 10
8 Babcock 10
8 Jacobs Engineering 10
8 Johnston Carmichael 10
8 Mott Macdonald 10
13 Aecom 5
13 Bam Nuttall 5
13 BioReliance 5
13 Fairhurst 5
13 Grant Thornton 5
13 Grontmij 5
13 Lloyds Register 5
13 RSM Tenon 5
13 Schlumberger 5
13 Thales 5
13 Union 5
13 URS 5
25 Andrew Nesbitt Architects Fewer than 5
25 Audit Scotland Fewer than 5
25 Baker Tilly Fewer than 5
25 BDO Fewer than 5
25 BNY Mellon Fewer than 5
25 BuroHappold Fewer than 5
25 Cundall Fewer than 5
25 Davis Langdon Fewer than 5
25 DTZ Fewer than 5
25 Fugro Fewer than 5
25 GL Noble Denton Fewer than 5
25 Intertek Fewer than 5
25 Laing O'Rourke Fewer than 5
25 Lbi Fewer than 5
25 Mazars Fewer than 5
25 McLaughlin & Harvey Fewer than 5
25 MediaCom Fewer than 5
25 Medical Research Council Fewer than 5
25 Mercer Fewer than 5
25 Met Office Fewer than 5
25 MHP Fewer than 5
25 Mouchel Fewer than 5
25 Optimus Fewer than 5
25 Pharmaceutical Product Development Fewer than 5
25 PKF Fewer than 5
25 Qinetiq Fewer than 5
25 QuintilesIMS Fewer than 5
25 Red Bee Media Fewer than 5
25 RPS Group Fewer than 5
25 Saffery Champness Fewer than 5
25 Scottish Government Fewer than 5
25 Smiths Gore Fewer than 5
25 Sweett Group Fewer than 5
25 Turner & Townsend Fewer than 5
25 Unspecified Employer Fewer than 5
25 WS Atkins Fewer than 5
25 WSP Group Fewer than 5
25 Xodus Group 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.