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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Hampshire County Council 15
1 Kent County Council 15
3 East Sussex County Council 10
3 Southampton City Council 10
3 West Sussex County Council 10
6 Buckinghamshire County Council 5
6 Oxfordshire County Council 5
6 Portsmouth City Council 5
6 Surrey County Council 5
10 Central Bedfordshire Council Fewer than 5
10 Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Fewer than 5
10 Her Majesty's Government Fewer than 5
10 Milton Keynes Council Fewer than 5
10 Ministry of Defence (MOD) Fewer than 5
10 Reading Borough Council Fewer than 5
10 Surrey Police 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.