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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.

South East – Professional, scientific & technical

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 30
2 Deloitte 25
3 Atkins 20
4 Ernst & Young 15
5 KPMG 10
5 Mott Macdonald 10
5 Roke Manor Research 10
8 Baker Tilly 5
8 BDO 5
8 Berkeley PR 5
8 Capita 5
8 CGGVeritas 5
8 Companion Care Vets 5
8 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 5
8 Fluor 5
8 Foster Wheeler 5
8 Fugro Emu 5
8 Grant Thornton 5
8 Haines Watts 5
8 KBR 5
8 Mazars 5
8 Newton Europe 5
8 Peter Brett 5
8 QuintilesIMS 5
8 Ricardo 5
8 RSM Tenon 5
8 RWS Group 5
8 Thales 5
8 Tony Gee & Partners 5
8 WSP Group 5
31 Abacus Int Fewer than 5
31 AMEC Fewer than 5
31 Amey Fewer than 5
31 Aon Hewitt Fewer than 5
31 Bam Nuttall Fewer than 5
31 Black & Veatch Fewer than 5
31 Brandwatch Fewer than 5
31 Cameron International Fewer than 5
31 CGI Group Fewer than 5
31 Covance Fewer than 5
31 Crowe Clark Whitehill Fewer than 5
31 EC Harris Fewer than 5
31 Frazer-Nash Consultancy Fewer than 5
31 Fugro Fewer than 5
31 GL Noble Denton Fewer than 5
31 Halliburton Fewer than 5
31 Hewlett Packard Fewer than 5
31 IG Group Fewer than 5
31 Instron Fewer than 5
31 Intertek Fewer than 5
31 Jacobs Engineering Fewer than 5
31 Laing O'Rourke Fewer than 5
31 Lambert Smith Hampton Fewer than 5
31 Lloyds Register Fewer than 5
31 Medivet Fewer than 5
31 Mercer Fewer than 5
31 Natural England Fewer than 5
31 neftex Fewer than 5
31 Ordnance Survey Fewer than 5
31 Parsons Brinckerhoff Fewer than 5
31 Pharmaceutical Product Development Fewer than 5
31 Qinetiq Fewer than 5
31 Ramboll Fewer than 5
31 RSA Academy Fewer than 5
31 Saffery Champness Fewer than 5
31 Schlumberger Fewer than 5
31 Science & Technology Facilities Council Fewer than 5
31 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
31 Smith & Williamson Fewer than 5
31 Sweett Group Fewer than 5
31 UHY Hacker Young Fewer than 5
31 Unknown Employer Fewer than 5
31 Unspecified Veterinary Clinic Fewer than 5
31 URS Fewer than 5
31 WS Atkins Fewer than 5
31 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.