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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 – Wholesale, retail & vehicle repair

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 45
2 Lloyds Pharmacy 30
3 Specsavers 20
4 Tesco 15
5 Aldi 10
6 Asda 5
6 Co-operative (Co-Op) 5
6 Decathlon 5
6 jhoots Pharmacy 5
6 Majestic Wine 5
6 Sainsbury's 5
6 Superdrug 5
6 Unspecified Pharmacy 5
14 Abercrombie & Fitch Fewer than 5
14 AllSaints Fewer than 5
14 Amazon Fewer than 5
14 Binding Site Fewer than 5
14 Carphone Warehouse Fewer than 5
14 Community Pharmacy Fewer than 5
14 Farmfoods Fewer than 5
14 H & M Fewer than 5
14 Halfords Fewer than 5
14 Heineken Fewer than 5
14 Home Retail Group Fewer than 5
14 House of Fraser Fewer than 5
14 Iceland Fewer than 5
14 JCB Fewer than 5
14 John Lewis Partnership Fewer than 5
14 Lidl Fewer than 5
14 Lloyds Banking Group Fewer than 5
14 Mamas & Papas Fewer than 5
14 Manor Pharmacy Fewer than 5
14 Marks & Spencer Fewer than 5
14 Medicare Fewer than 5
14 Morrisons Fewer than 5
14 Next Fewer than 5
14 Nisa Fewer than 5
14 Ocado Fewer than 5
14 Phones 4u Fewer than 5
14 Poundland Fewer than 5
14 Primark Fewer than 5
14 Sports Direct Fewer than 5
14 TJX Europe Fewer than 5
14 Topshop Fewer than 5
14 Unspecified Fewer than 5
14 Vision Express Fewer than 5
14 Waitrose 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.