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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 – Financial & insurance

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Lloyds Banking Group 15
2 Coutts 10
2 JP Morgan 10
2 Nationwide 10
5 Aon Hewitt 5
5 Barclays 5
5 Friends Life 5
5 Zurich Financial Services 5
9 Allianz Insurance Fewer than 5
9 AXA Fewer than 5
9 Bank of New York Fewer than 5
9 Brightside Group Fewer than 5
9 Endsleigh Fewer than 5
9 Handelsbanken Fewer than 5
9 Hargreaves Lansdown Fewer than 5
9 HSBC Fewer than 5
9 Punter Southall Fewer than 5
9 Richmond Group Fewer than 5
9 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Fewer than 5
9 Towers Watson 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.