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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 West

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Dyson 45
2 Babcock 35
2 Royal Navy 35
4 Atkins 25
4 Boots 25
4 Renishaw 25
4 Rolls-Royce 25
8 Airbus 20
8 Bristol City Council 20
8 Lloyds Pharmacy 20
8 Met Office 20
12 BAE Systems 15
12 EDF Energy 15
12 General Electric 15
12 Gloucestershire County Council 15
12 Lloyds Banking Group 15
12 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 15
12 Somerset County Council 15
12 Specsavers 15
12 Tesco 15
12 University of Bristol 15
22 AgustaWestland 10
22 Assystem 10
22 Bristol Community Health 10
22 British Army 10
22 Cornwall County Council 10
22 Coutts 10
22 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 10
22 Devon County Council 10
22 Dorset County Council 10
22 Intel Corporation 10
22 JP Morgan 10
22 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 10
22 Nationwide 10
22 Plymouth City Council 10
22 Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 10
22 University of Bath 10
22 University of Exeter 10
22 University of the West of England Bristol 10
40 Abercrombie & Fitch 5
40 Aldi 5
40 Amey 5
40 Anthony Best Dynamics 5
40 Aon Hewitt 5
40 Arup 5
40 Avelo 5
40 Avon and Somerset Constabulary 5
40 Barclays 5
40 Bishop Fleming 5
40 Bournemouth Borough Council 5
40 Bristol Royal Infirmary 5
40 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 5
40 BuroHappold 5
40 Capita 5
40 Cheltenham Borough Council 5
40 Civil Service 5
40 Clifton Hotels 5
40 Coral 5
40 DAC Beachcroft 5
40 David Lloyd 5
40 Day Lewis Pharmacy 5
40 Deloitte 5
40 Delphi 5
40 Dorset Software 5
40 Elixel 5
40 Enterprise 5
40 Environment Agency 5
40 Ernst & Young 5
40 Framestore 5
40 Friends Life 5
40 Fugro 5
40 Future Plc 5
40 GKN Aerospace 5
40 Grant Thornton 5
40 Halcrow Group 5
40 Hays 5
40 Hewlett Packard 5
40 Honda 5
40 Immediate Media 5
40 IPL 5
40 John Lewis Partnership 5
40 KPMG 5
40 Lidl 5
40 Logica 5
40 Majestic Wine 5
40 Marks & Spencer 5
40 Marlborough College 5
40 MBDA 5
40 McDonald's 5
40 Mouchel 5
40 National Health Service (NHS) 5
40 National Trust 5
40 Netcraft 5
40 Network Rail 5
40 npower 5
40 Optical Express 5
40 Qinetiq 5
40 Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital 5
40 Royal Mail 5
40 Sainsbury's 5
40 Salisbury District Hospital 5
40 SEQOL 5
40 Smith & Williamson 5
40 South Gloucestershire Council 5
40 Swindon Borough Council 5
40 Torbay Hospital 5
40 Towers Watson 5
40 True Clarity 5
40 Ultra Electronics 5
40 Unspecified 5
40 Wells Cathedral School 5
40 Wessex Water 5
40 Weston College 5
40 Wiltshire County Council 5
40 WSP Group 5
40 Zurich Financial Services 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.