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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 – Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 South Wales Police 15
2 Caerphilly County Borough Council 10
2 Cardiff Council 10
2 Carmarthenshire County Council 10
2 Ceredigion County Council 10
2 Newport City Council 10
2 North Wales Police 10
8 Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council 5
8 Bridgend County Borough Council 5
8 City and County of Swansea Council 5
8 Denbighshire County Council 5
8 Environment Agency 5
8 Flintshire County Council 5
8 Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council 5
8 Pembrokeshire County Council 5
8 Powys County Council 5
8 Torfaen County Borough Council 5
8 Welsh Government 5
8 Wrexham County Borough Council 5
20 Department for Work & Pensions Fewer than 5
20 Ministry of Defence (MOD) Fewer than 5
20 Office For National Statistics (ONS) Fewer than 5
20 Royal Air Force (RAF) 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.