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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Bristol City Council 15
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 15
3 Gloucestershire County Council 10
3 Somerset County Council 10
5 Airbus 5
5 Aon Hewitt 5
5 Avelo 5
5 Bishop Fleming 5
5 Cornwall County Council 5
5 Coutts 5
5 Deloitte 5
5 Devon County Council 5
5 Dorset County Council 5
5 Ernst & Young 5
5 Friends Life 5
5 Grant Thornton 5
5 Intel Corporation 5
5 JP Morgan 5
5 KPMG 5
5 Lloyds Banking Group 5
5 Nationwide 5
5 Plymouth City Council 5
5 Smith & Williamson 5
5 South Gloucestershire Council 5
5 Swindon Borough Council 5
5 Towers Watson 5
5 University of Exeter 5
5 University of the West of England Bristol 5
5 Wiltshire County Council 5
5 Zurich Financial Services 5
31 Action For Children Fewer than 5
31 Aecom Fewer than 5
31 AgustaWestland Fewer than 5
31 Allianz Insurance Fewer than 5
31 Assystem Fewer than 5
31 Avon and Somerset Constabulary Fewer than 5
31 AWE Fewer than 5
31 AXA Fewer than 5
31 Bam Nuttall Fewer than 5
31 Bank of New York Fewer than 5
31 BDO Fewer than 5
31 Bond Dickinson LLP Fewer than 5
31 Bournemouth Borough Council Fewer than 5
31 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Fewer than 5
31 BT Fewer than 5
31 Capita Fewer than 5
31 Carillion Fewer than 5
31 Cheltenham Borough Council Fewer than 5
31 Civil Service Fewer than 5
31 Clifton Hotels Fewer than 5
31 Colliers International Fewer than 5
31 Crowe Clark Whitehill Fewer than 5
31 DAC Beachcroft Fewer than 5
31 David Lloyd Fewer than 5
31 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) Fewer than 5
31 Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Fewer than 5
31 Dyson Fewer than 5
31 EDF Energy Fewer than 5
31 Elixel Fewer than 5
31 Endsleigh Fewer than 5
31 English Heritage Fewer than 5
31 Enterprise Fewer than 5
31 Future Plc Fewer than 5
31 G4S Fewer than 5
31 Grayling Fewer than 5
31 Greencore Group Fewer than 5
31 Handelsbanken Fewer than 5
31 Hargreaves Lansdown Fewer than 5
31 Home Group Fewer than 5
31 Honda Fewer than 5
31 HSBC Fewer than 5
31 Immediate Media Fewer than 5
31 Imperial Tobacco Fewer than 5
31 Jones Lang Lasalle Fewer than 5
31 Kier Group Fewer than 5
31 Mace Fewer than 5
31 Mazars Fewer than 5
31 MBDA Fewer than 5
31 National Probation Service Fewer than 5
31 Network Rail Fewer than 5
31 North Somerset Council Fewer than 5
31 npower Fewer than 5
31 PKF Fewer than 5
31 Punter Southall Fewer than 5
31 Qinetiq Fewer than 5
31 Renishaw Fewer than 5
31 Richmond Group Fewer than 5
31 RNLI Fewer than 5
31 Rolls-Royce Fewer than 5
31 Royal Mail Fewer than 5
31 RSM Tenon Fewer than 5
31 Saffery Champness Fewer than 5
31 Savills Fewer than 5
31 Schlumberger Fewer than 5
31 SEQOL Fewer than 5
31 Sweett Group Fewer than 5
31 Thales Fewer than 5
31 The Architect's Practice Fewer than 5
31 The Methodist Church Fewer than 5
31 University of Bath Fewer than 5
31 University of Bristol Fewer than 5
31 University of Plymouth Fewer than 5
31 Wessex Water Fewer than 5
31 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.