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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 – Manufacturing

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Dyson 45
2 Rolls-Royce 25
3 Airbus 20
4 Babcock 15
5 AgustaWestland 10
5 General Electric 10
7 Anthony Best Dynamics 5
7 BAE Systems 5
7 Delphi 5
7 GKN Aerospace 5
7 Intel Corporation 5
7 MBDA 5
7 Ultra Electronics 5
14 Allied Bakeries Fewer than 5
14 Apetito Fewer than 5
14 Assystem Fewer than 5
14 AWE Fewer than 5
14 Bakkavör Fewer than 5
14 Bournemouth Borough Council Fewer than 5
14 CGI Group Fewer than 5
14 General Dynamics Fewer than 5
14 GlaxoSmithKline Fewer than 5
14 Greencore Group Fewer than 5
14 Hewlett Packard Fewer than 5
14 Honda Fewer than 5
14 Imagination Technologies Fewer than 5
14 Imperial Tobacco Fewer than 5
14 Lush Fewer than 5
14 Qinetiq Fewer than 5
14 Schlumberger Fewer than 5
14 Smurfit Kappa Fewer than 5
14 Synertec Fewer than 5
14 Unilever Fewer than 5
14 Xerox 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.