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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 – Public administration & defence – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Bristol City Council 15
2 Gloucestershire County Council 10
2 Somerset County Council 10
4 Cornwall County Council 5
4 Devon County Council 5
4 Dorset County Council 5
4 Plymouth City Council 5
4 South Gloucestershire Council 5
4 Swindon Borough Council 5
4 Wiltshire County Council 5
11 Avon and Somerset Constabulary Fewer than 5
11 Bournemouth Borough Council Fewer than 5
11 Cheltenham Borough Council Fewer than 5
11 Civil Service Fewer than 5
11 National Probation Service Fewer than 5
11 North Somerset Council 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.