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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 – Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Glasgow City Council 50
1 North Lanarkshire Council 50
3 Falkirk Council 30
3 Renfrewshire Council 30
5 Aberdeen City Council 25
5 Fife Council 25
5 South Lanarkshire Council 25
8 Aberdeenshire Council 20
8 City of Edinburgh Council 20
8 East Renfrewshire Council 20
8 Police Scotland 20
12 Dumfries & Galloway Council 15
12 East Dunbartonshire Council 15
12 Highland Council 15
12 Midlothian Council 15
12 South Ayrshire Council 15
17 Angus Council 10
17 Clackmannanshire Council 10
17 Dundee City Council 10
17 East Lothian Council 10
17 Edinburgh City Council 10
17 Inverclyde Council 10
17 North Ayrshire Council 10
17 Perth & Kinross Council 10
17 Stirling Council 10
17 West Lothian Council 10
27 Audit Scotland 5
27 East Ayrshire Council 5
27 Moray Council 5
27 Scottish Borders Council 5
27 Scottish Government 5
27 Strathclyde Police 5
27 West Dunbartonshire Council 5
34 British Army Fewer than 5
34 Civil Service Fewer than 5
34 Department for International Development Fewer than 5
34 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
34 ofgem Fewer than 5
34 SELEX Galileo 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.