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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 – Professional, scientific & technical

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Atkins 25
1 Renishaw 25
3 Babcock 20
3 Met Office 20
5 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 15
6 Assystem 10
6 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 10
8 Arup 5
8 Bishop Fleming 5
8 BuroHappold 5
8 DAC Beachcroft 5
8 Deloitte 5
8 Ernst & Young 5
8 Grant Thornton 5
8 Halcrow Group 5
8 KPMG 5
8 MBDA 5
8 Smith & Williamson 5
8 WSP Group 5
20 Aecom Fewer than 5
20 AMEC Fewer than 5
20 BDO Fewer than 5
20 Bond Dickinson LLP Fewer than 5
20 Capita Fewer than 5
20 Colliers International Fewer than 5
20 Companion Care Vets Fewer than 5
20 Crowe Clark Whitehill Fewer than 5
20 CSC Fewer than 5
20 Curtins Fewer than 5
20 Environment Agency Fewer than 5
20 Exova Fewer than 5
20 Frazer-Nash Consultancy Fewer than 5
20 Fugro Fewer than 5
20 Grayling Fewer than 5
20 Grontmij Fewer than 5
20 Health Protection Agency Fewer than 5
20 Hyder Fewer than 5
20 Jones Lang Lasalle Fewer than 5
20 Logica Fewer than 5
20 Mace Fewer than 5
20 Mazars Fewer than 5
20 Mott Macdonald Fewer than 5
20 Mouchel Fewer than 5
20 Parsons Brinckerhoff Fewer than 5
20 Peter Brett Fewer than 5
20 PKF Fewer than 5
20 Qinetiq Fewer than 5
20 RPS Group Fewer than 5
20 RSM Tenon Fewer than 5
20 Saffery Champness Fewer than 5
20 Stride Treglown Fewer than 5
20 Sweett Group Fewer than 5
20 Thales Fewer than 5
20 The Architect's Practice Fewer than 5
20 Tony Gee & Partners Fewer than 5
20 Unspecified Engineering Company Fewer than 5
20 URS Fewer than 5
20 WS Atkins 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.