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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 – Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 British Army 115
2 Kent County Council 35
3 Hampshire County Council 20
4 Surrey County Council 15
4 West Sussex County Council 15
6 Buckinghamshire County Council 10
6 East Sussex County Council 10
6 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 10
6 Portsmouth City Council 10
6 Southampton City Council 10
6 Thames Valley Police 10
12 Environment Agency 5
12 Hampshire Constabulary 5
12 Her Majesty's Government Communications Centre (HMGCC) 5
12 Oxfordshire County Council 5
12 Royal Air Force (RAF) 5
12 Royal Navy 5
12 Surrey Police 5
19 Bracknell Forest Council Fewer than 5
19 Central Bedfordshire Council Fewer than 5
19 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) Fewer than 5
19 Department for Work & Pensions Fewer than 5
19 Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Fewer than 5
19 Her Majesty's Government Fewer than 5
19 HM Prison Service Fewer than 5
19 Milton Keynes Council Fewer than 5
19 Qinetiq Fewer than 5
19 Reading Borough Council Fewer than 5
19 Selex ES 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.