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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.

West Midlands

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Jaguar Land Rover 150
2 Boots 45
3 Birmingham City Council 35
4 Lloyds Pharmacy 30
5 KPMG 20
5 Specsavers 20
5 Staffordshire County Council 20
5 Teach First 20
9 Aero Engine Controls 15
9 Deloitte 15
9 National Grid 15
9 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 15
9 Tesco 15
9 Warwickshire County Council 15
15 Aldi 10
15 Bet365 10
15 Capgemini 10
15 Coventry City Council 10
15 Coventry University 10
15 Ernst & Young 10
15 JCB 10
15 Queen Elizabeth Hospital 10
15 Sandwell Council 10
15 University of Birmingham 10
15 University of Wolverhampton 10
26 ADAS 5
26 Alstom 5
26 Amada 5
26 Amey 5
26 Arup 5
26 Asda 5
26 Aspire People 5
26 Aston Martin 5
26 Aston University 5
26 Atkins 5
26 Avelo 5
26 Baker Tilly 5
26 Barclays 5
26 Binding Site 5
26 Birmingham Children's Hospital 5
26 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 5
26 Brose 5
26 BT 5
26 Codemasters 5
26 Co-operative (Co-Op) 5
26 Coral 5
26 Davis Langdon 5
26 Decathlon 5
26 Delcam 5
26 Deutsche Bank 5
26 DHL 5
26 E.ON 5
26 EC Harris 5
26 Enterprise 5
26 Environment Agency 5
26 Explore Learning 5
26 Focus Solutions 5
26 G4S 5
26 Grant Thornton 5
26 Hays 5
26 Heartlands Hospital 5
26 Herefordshire County Council 5
26 jhoots Pharmacy 5
26 John Henry Newman Cathlic College 5
26 Key Forensic Services 5
26 Lloyds Banking Group 5
26 Majestic Wine 5
26 McDonald's 5
26 Morgan Sindall 5
26 Mott Macdonald 5
26 National Health Service (NHS) 5
26 New Cross Hospital 5
26 NFU Mutual 5
26 npower 5
26 Physio World 5
26 Qinetiq 5
26 Ricardo 5
26 Rolls-Royce 5
26 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 5
26 Royal Shakespeare Company 5
26 Sainsbury's 5
26 Sandwell Academy 5
26 Severn Trent 5
26 Shropshire Council 5
26 Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council 5
26 Stoke-on-Trent City Council 5
26 Superdrug 5
26 Telford & Wrekin Council 5
26 University Hospital of North Staffordshire 5
26 University of Worcester 5
26 Unspecified 5
26 Unspecified Pharmacy 5
26 West Midlands Police 5
26 Wolverhampton City Council 5
26 Worcestershire County Council 5
26 Worcestershire County Council  5
97 ABB Fewer than 5
97 Abercrombie & Fitch Fewer than 5
97 Action For Children Fewer than 5
97 Aecom Fewer than 5
97 After Adoption Fewer than 5
97 All Saints C of E Primary School Fewer than 5
97 AllSaints Fewer than 5
97 Altus Edwin Hill Fewer than 5
97 Alzheimer's Society Fewer than 5
97 Amazon Fewer than 5
97 AMEC Fewer than 5
97 Aon Hewitt Fewer than 5
97 Archant Fewer than 5
97 Atos Fewer than 5
97 BAE Systems Fewer than 5
97 Balfour Beatty Fewer than 5
97 Barnett Waddingham Fewer than 5
97 Barratt Homes Fewer than 5
97 BDO Fewer than 5
97 BMS Group Fewer than 5
97 British Army Fewer than 5
97 Cambian Group Fewer than 5
97 Cameron Fewer than 5
97 Capita Fewer than 5
97 Carillion Fewer than 5
97 Carphone Warehouse Fewer than 5
97 Caterpillar Fewer than 5
97 CBRE Fewer than 5
97 Christchurch Primary School Fewer than 5
97 Church of England Fewer than 5
97 City Hospital Birmingham Fewer than 5
97 Colliers International Fewer than 5
97 Community Pharmacy Fewer than 5
97 Compass Group Fewer than 5
97 Cooper Industries Fewer than 5
97 Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School Fewer than 5
97 Creative Support Fewer than 5
97 CRI Fewer than 5
97 Crowe Clark Whitehill Fewer than 5
97 Cundall Fewer than 5
97 Cushman & Wakefield Fewer than 5
97 David Lloyd Fewer than 5
97 Delphi Fewer than 5
97 Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Fewer than 5
97 Domino's Pizza Fewer than 5
97 Ericsson Fewer than 5
97 Eversheds Fewer than 5
97 Exchange Group Fewer than 5
97 Exova Fewer than 5
97 Farmfoods Fewer than 5
97 FDM Fewer than 5
97 Fisher German Fewer than 5
97 Fitness First Fewer than 5
97 Frazer-Nash Consultancy Fewer than 5
97 Fujitsu Fewer than 5
97 Galliford Try Fewer than 5
97 Greggs Fewer than 5
97 GVA Fewer than 5
97 H & M Fewer than 5
97 Halfords Fewer than 5
97 Harvester Fewer than 5
97 Heineken Fewer than 5
97 HM Prison Service Fewer than 5
97 Home Office Fewer than 5
97 Home Retail Group Fewer than 5
97 House of Fraser Fewer than 5
97 HSBC Fewer than 5
97 Hyder Fewer than 5
97 Hymans Robertson Fewer than 5
97 Iceland Fewer than 5
97 Innovise Fewer than 5
97 Interserve Fewer than 5
97 JHC Fewer than 5
97 John Lewis Partnership Fewer than 5
97 Keoghs Fewer than 5
97 Knight Frank Fewer than 5
97 Kraft Foods Fewer than 5
97 LA Fitness Fewer than 5
97 Ladbrokes Fewer than 5
97 Lidl Fewer than 5
97 Mace Fewer than 5
97 Mamas & Papas Fewer than 5
97 Manor Pharmacy Fewer than 5
97 Marie Curie Cancer Care Fewer than 5
97 Marks & Spencer Fewer than 5
97 Mazars Fewer than 5
97 Medicare Fewer than 5
97 Mercer Fewer than 5
97 Met Office Fewer than 5
97 Ministry of Defence (MOD) Fewer than 5
97 Ministry of Justice Fewer than 5
97 Mitchells & Butlers Fewer than 5
97 Monarch Recruitment Fewer than 5
97 Morrisons Fewer than 5
97 Mouchel Fewer than 5
97 Nando's Fewer than 5
97 Natural England Fewer than 5
97 Network Rail Fewer than 5
97 Next Fewer than 5
97 Nisa Fewer than 5
97 Nuffield Health Fewer than 5
97 Ocado Fewer than 5
97 Parkwood Leisure Fewer than 5
97 Perkins Engines Fewer than 5
97 PGL Fewer than 5
97 Phones 4u Fewer than 5
97 Pizza Express Fewer than 5
97 Pizza Hut Fewer than 5
97 PKF Fewer than 5
97 Poundland Fewer than 5
97 Premier Sports Fewer than 5
97 Primark Fewer than 5
97 Priory School Fewer than 5
97 Protocol Education Fewer than 5
97 Punter Southall Fewer than 5
97 Pure Gym Fewer than 5
97 Reed Fewer than 5
97 Renishaw Fewer than 5
97 Rethink Fewer than 5
97 Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Fewer than 5
97 Royal Mail Fewer than 5
97 RSM Tenon Fewer than 5
97 Russells Hall Hospital Fewer than 5
97 Sanctuary Personnel Fewer than 5
97 Savills Fewer than 5
97 Scottish Power Fewer than 5
97 Smiths Gore Fewer than 5
97 Sopra Steria Fewer than 5
97 Sports Direct Fewer than 5
97 Starbucks Fewer than 5
97 Talk Talk Fewer than 5
97 Tessella Fewer than 5
97 TJX Europe Fewer than 5
97 TNT Fewer than 5
97 Topshop Fewer than 5
97 Towers Watson Fewer than 5
97 Turner & Townsend Fewer than 5
97 UHY Hacker Young Fewer than 5
97 UK Border Agency Fewer than 5
97 Undisclosed Fewer than 5
97 Unspecified Company Fewer than 5
97 Unspecified Primary School Fewer than 5
97 Unspecified School Fewer than 5
97 Valuation Office Agency Fewer than 5
97 Vinci Construction Fewer than 5
97 Vision Express Fewer than 5
97 Waitrose Fewer than 5
97 Whitbread Fewer than 5
97 Witheld Fewer than 5
97 WS Atkins Fewer than 5
97 Zurich Financial Services 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.