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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 – Wholesale, retail & vehicle repair

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 25
2 Lloyds Pharmacy 20
3 Specsavers 15
3 Tesco 15
5 Abercrombie & Fitch 5
5 Aldi 5
5 Day Lewis Pharmacy 5
5 John Lewis Partnership 5
5 Lidl 5
5 Majestic Wine 5
5 Marks & Spencer 5
5 Optical Express 5
5 Sainsbury's 5
14 Apple Fewer than 5
14 Arcadia Fewer than 5
14 Argos Fewer than 5
14 Asda Fewer than 5
14 Barnardo's Fewer than 5
14 Body Shop Fewer than 5
14 Carphone Warehouse Fewer than 5
14 Clarks Fewer than 5
14 Debenhams Fewer than 5
14 EE Fewer than 5
14 Farmfoods Fewer than 5
14 French Connection Fewer than 5
14 Game Fewer than 5
14 Gap Fewer than 5
14 H & M Fewer than 5
14 Halfords Fewer than 5
14 Harvey Nichols Fewer than 5
14 Honda Fewer than 5
14 House of Fraser Fewer than 5
14 Iceland Fewer than 5
14 Mulberry Fewer than 5
14 New Look Fewer than 5
14 O2 Fewer than 5
14 Primark Fewer than 5
14 Superdrug Fewer than 5
14 Thales Fewer than 5
14 The Works Fewer than 5
14 Timberland Fewer than 5
14 Topshop Fewer than 5
14 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
14 Unspecified Fewer than 5
14 Vision Express Fewer than 5
14 Waitrose 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.