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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.

Wales

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Aneurin Bevan Health Board 25
2 Boots 15
2 Cardiff University 15
2 Carmarthenshire County Council 15
2 Newport City Council 15
2 South Wales Police 15
7 Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board 10
7 Caerphilly County Borough Council 10
7 Cardiff Council 10
7 Ceredigion County Council 10
7 Lloyds Pharmacy 10
7 North Wales Police 10
7 Pembrokeshire County Council 10
7 Swansea Council 10
7 Torfaen County Borough Council 10
16 Abercrombie & Fitch 5
16 Admiral 5
16 Aecom 5
16 Airbus 5
16 Alactrity Foundation 5
16 Aldi 5
16 Arup 5
16 Bangor University 5
16 Betsi Cadwaladar University Health Board 5
16 Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council 5
16 Box UK 5
16 Bridgend County Borough Council 5
16 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 5
16 BT 5
16 Cardiff & Vale University Health Board 5
16 Cardiff Metropolitan University 5
16 Church in Wales 5
16 City and County of Swansea Council 5
16 Co-operative (Co-Op) 5
16 Cwm Taf Local Health Board 5
16 Deloitte 5
16 Denbighshire County Council 5
16 Dow Corning 5
16 Enterprise 5
16 Environment Agency 5
16 Flintshire County Council 5
16 General Electric 5
16 Glyndŵr University 5
16 Haven Power 5
16 Hyder 5
16 Lidl 5
16 Lloyds Banking Group 5
16 Mott Macdonald 5
16 Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council 5
16 New Directions 5
16 Office For National Statistics (ONS) 5
16 Partnerships in Care 5
16 Powys County Council 5
16 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 5
16 River Island 5
16 Specsavers 5
16 Super Stars 5
16 Superdrug 5
16 Swansea Metropolitan University  5
16 University of South Wales 5
16 Welsh Government 5
16 Welsh Water 5
16 Wrexham County Borough Council 5
64 2 Sisters Food Group Fewer than 5
64 Aberystwyth University Fewer than 5
64 Allied Healthcare Fewer than 5
64 Amey Fewer than 5
64 Atkins Fewer than 5
64 BAE Systems Fewer than 5
64 Balfour Beatty Fewer than 5
64 Betfred Fewer than 5
64 Capita Fewer than 5
64 Conwy County Borough Council Fewer than 5
64 Costa Coffee Fewer than 5
64 Debenhams Fewer than 5
64 Department for Work & Pensions Fewer than 5
64 E.ON Fewer than 5
64 Eversheds Fewer than 5
64 Farmfoods Fewer than 5
64 Fitness First Fewer than 5
64 Game Fewer than 5
64 General Dynamics Fewer than 5
64 Grant Thornton Fewer than 5
64 Halfords Fewer than 5
64 Highland Spring Fewer than 5
64 Hugh James Solicitors Fewer than 5
64 Interserve Fewer than 5
64 Intertek Fewer than 5
64 J D Wetherspoon Fewer than 5
64 Jacobs Engineering Fewer than 5
64 JCB Fewer than 5
64 John Lewis Partnership Fewer than 5
64 KFC Fewer than 5
64 Kier Group Fewer than 5
64 KPMG Fewer than 5
64 Lagan Construction Fewer than 5
64 Laura Ashley Fewer than 5
64 Legal Services Commission Fewer than 5
64 Logica Fewer than 5
64 Majestic Wine Fewer than 5
64 Marks & Spencer Fewer than 5
64 McDonald's Fewer than 5
64 Mencap Fewer than 5
64 Ministry of Defence (MOD) Fewer than 5
64 Miss Selfridge Fewer than 5
64 Morrison Utility Services Fewer than 5
64 National Health Service (NHS) Fewer than 5
64 New Look Fewer than 5
64 Nisa Fewer than 5
64 Optical Express Fewer than 5
64 OSTC Fewer than 5
64 Phones 4u Fewer than 5
64 Physio World Fewer than 5
64 Pizza Hut Fewer than 5
64 Principality Building Society Fewer than 5
64 printing.com Fewer than 5
64 Priory Group Fewer than 5
64 Royal Air Force (RAF) Fewer than 5
64 Royal Mail Fewer than 5
64 RPS Group Fewer than 5
64 Sainsbury's Fewer than 5
64 Sapiens Fewer than 5
64 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
64 Stride Treglown Fewer than 5
64 Swansea University Fewer than 5
64 Tata Steel Fewer than 5
64 Teaching Personnel Fewer than 5
64 Tesco Fewer than 5
64 Tesco Opticians Fewer than 5
64 The Methodist Church Fewer than 5
64 The Works Fewer than 5
64 Travis Perkins Fewer than 5
64 Unilever Fewer than 5
64 Unspecified Fewer than 5
64 Unspecified Veterinary Clinic Fewer than 5
64 Virgin Fewer than 5
64 Wallis Fewer than 5
64 Western Power Distribution Fewer than 5
64 Wheelies Direct Fewer than 5
64 WHSmith Fewer than 5
64 Xx 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.