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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.

Yorkshire and the Humber

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 40
2 Leeds City Council 30
3 Lloyds Pharmacy 20
3 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 20
5 Covance 15
5 Ernst & Young 15
5 Lloyds Banking Group 15
5 Reckitt Benckiser 15
5 Teach First 15
10 Arup 10
10 Asda 10
10 Deloitte 10
10 Doncaster Council 10
10 East Riding of Yorkshire Council 10
10 EMIS Health 10
10 KPMG 10
10 Morrisons 10
10 North Lincolnshire Council 10
10 North Yorkshire County Council 10
10 Phoenix Partnership 10
10 Sheffield City Council 10
10 Sheffield Hallam University 10
10 Specsavers 10
10 Tesco 10
10 University of Leeds 10
10 University of Sheffield 10
10 University of York 10
28 Aecom 5
28 Amey 5
28 Atkins 5
28 Autism Plus 5
28 Aviva 5
28 Barnsley Council 5
28 BP 5
28 Bradford Council 5
28 Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 5
28 British Army 5
28 Calderdale Council 5
28 Capita 5
28 City of York Council 5
28 Croda 5
28 Department for Work & Pensions 5
28 Doncaster Royal Infirmary 5
28 Enterprise 5
28 Environment Agency 5
28 Grant Thornton 5
28 Hallmark 5
28 HSBC 5
28 Hull City Council 5
28 Interserve 5
28 Jacobs Engineering 5
28 JBA Risk Management 5
28 Kirklees Council 5
28 Leeds Metropolitan University 5
28 Majestic Wine 5
28 Marks & Spencer 5
28 Nando's 5
28 Nestlé 5
28 Network Rail 5
28 North East Lincolnshire Council 5
28 Ossett Academy 5
28 Phillips 66 5
28 Plusnet 5
28 Press Association 5
28 Royal Mail 5
28 Sainsbury's 5
28 Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 5
28 Sumo Digital 5
28 Teaching Personnel 5
28 Thomas Ferens Academy 5
28 Towers Watson 5
28 University of Leeds Students' Union 5
28 University of Sheffield Students' Union 5
28 Unspecified Primary School 5
28 Vision Express 5
28 West Yorkshire Probation Trust 5
28 William Hill 5
28 York St John University 5
79 2 Sisters Food Group Fewer than 5
79 Abercrombie & Fitch Fewer than 5
79 Aldi Fewer than 5
79 All Saints C of E Primary School Fewer than 5
79 Alzheimer's Society Fewer than 5
79 AMEC Fewer than 5
79 Ann Summers Fewer than 5
79 Argos Fewer than 5
79 ARM Fewer than 5
79 Axonn Fewer than 5
79 Babcock Fewer than 5
79 BAE Systems Fewer than 5
79 Baker Tilly Fewer than 5
79 Balfour Beatty Fewer than 5
79 Barnardo's Fewer than 5
79 Barratt Homes Fewer than 5
79 BASF Fewer than 5
79 Bauer Media Fewer than 5
79 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Fewer than 5
79 British Library Fewer than 5
79 BT Fewer than 5
79 Bupa Fewer than 5
79 Burberry Fewer than 5
79 BuroHappold Fewer than 5
79 Callcredit Fewer than 5
79 Cameron Fewer than 5
79 Cameron International Fewer than 5
79 Catch22 Fewer than 5
79 Centrica Fewer than 5
79 Church of England Fewer than 5
79 Claire's Fewer than 5
79 Coca Cola Fewer than 5
79 Colliers International Fewer than 5
79 Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School Fewer than 5
79 Costa Coffee Fewer than 5
79 Costain Fewer than 5
79 CPM Fewer than 5
79 Creative Support Fewer than 5
79 Crew Clothing Fewer than 5
79 Curtins Fewer than 5
79 David Lloyd Fewer than 5
79 Davis Langdon Fewer than 5
79 Day Lewis Pharmacy Fewer than 5
79 Debenhams Fewer than 5
79 Department for Education Fewer than 5
79 Department of Health Fewer than 5
79 DHL Fewer than 5
79 Direct Line Fewer than 5
79 DLA Piper Fewer than 5
79 DTZ Fewer than 5
79 Dunelm Mill Fewer than 5
79 EC Harris Fewer than 5
79 Eversheds Fewer than 5
79 Fitness First Fewer than 5
79 Greencore Group Fewer than 5
79 GVA Fewer than 5
79 H & M Fewer than 5
79 Halcrow Group Fewer than 5
79 Halifax Fewer than 5
79 Harrogate Borough Council Fewer than 5
79 Hays Fewer than 5
79 Heineken Fewer than 5
79 Hermes Fewer than 5
79 Hewlett Packard Fewer than 5
79 Hibu Fewer than 5
79 Hilton Hotels Fewer than 5
79 Hollister Fewer than 5
79 Holy Family Catholic Primary School Fewer than 5
79 Home Group Fewer than 5
79 Home Office Fewer than 5
79 House of Fraser Fewer than 5
79 Hugo Boss Fewer than 5
79 Hyder Fewer than 5
79 Iceland Fewer than 5
79 Imagination Technologies Fewer than 5
79 Irwin Mitchell Fewer than 5
79 ITV Fewer than 5
79 J D Wetherspoon Fewer than 5
79 Ladbrokes Fewer than 5
79 Mamas & Papas Fewer than 5
79 Mars Fewer than 5
79 McDonald's Fewer than 5
79 Medicare Fewer than 5
79 Mercer Fewer than 5
79 Morgan Sindall Fewer than 5
79 Morrison Utility Services Fewer than 5
79 Mott Macdonald Fewer than 5
79 National Australia Group Fewer than 5
79 National Grid Fewer than 5
79 National Health Service (NHS) Fewer than 5
79 National Probation Service Fewer than 5
79 Natural England Fewer than 5
79 NSPCC Fewer than 5
79 Optical Express Fewer than 5
79 Phones 4u Fewer than 5
79 Physio World Fewer than 5
79 Pinsent Masons Fewer than 5
79 Pizza Hut Fewer than 5
79 Professional Information Fewer than 5
79 Protocol Education Fewer than 5
79 Pure Gym Fewer than 5
79 QHotels Fewer than 5
79 Rapid Solicitors Fewer than 5
79 Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Fewer than 5
79 Rowlands Pharmacy Fewer than 5
79 RSM Tenon Fewer than 5
79 Saffery Champness Fewer than 5
79 Santander Fewer than 5
79 Savills Fewer than 5
79 Search Laboratory Fewer than 5
79 Severn Trent Fewer than 5
79 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
79 Skipton Building Society Fewer than 5
79 Sky Fewer than 5
79 Sky Bet Fewer than 5
79 Smith & Nephew Fewer than 5
79 St John's Primary School Fewer than 5
79 St Mary's Primary School Fewer than 5
79 Subway Fewer than 5
79 Summit Media Fewer than 5
79 Superdrug Fewer than 5
79 Tata Steel Fewer than 5
79 Teaching English As A Foreign Language Fewer than 5
79 Ted Baker Fewer than 5
79 The Works Fewer than 5
79 TNT Fewer than 5
79 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
79 Tribal Fewer than 5
79 Turner & Townsend Fewer than 5
79 Turning Point Fewer than 5
79 UK Border Agency Fewer than 5
79 Unilever Fewer than 5
79 University of Bradford Fewer than 5
79 University of Huddersfield Fewer than 5
79 Unspecified Hospital Fewer than 5
79 Unspecified Pharmacy Fewer than 5
79 Unspecified Restaurant Fewer than 5
79 Unspecified Secondary School Fewer than 5
79 Virgin Fewer than 5
79 Vision for Education Fewer than 5
79 Wakefield Council Fewer than 5
79 Withheld Fewer than 5
79 Wood Group Fewer than 5
79 York City Council Fewer than 5
79 Yorkshire Building Society Fewer than 5
79 Yorkshire Water 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.