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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 – Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Leeds City Council 25
2 Doncaster Council 10
2 North Lincolnshire Council 10
2 North Yorkshire County Council 10
2 Sheffield City Council 10
6 Barnsley Council 5
6 Bradford Council 5
6 British Army 5
6 Calderdale Council 5
6 City of York Council 5
6 Department for Work & Pensions 5
6 East Riding of Yorkshire Council 5
6 Environment Agency 5
6 Hull City Council 5
6 North East Lincolnshire Council 5
6 West Yorkshire Probation Trust 5
17 Department for Education Fewer than 5
17 Department of Health Fewer than 5
17 Harrogate Borough Council Fewer than 5
17 Home Office Fewer than 5
17 Kirklees Council Fewer than 5
17 National Probation Service Fewer than 5
17 UK Border Agency Fewer than 5
17 Wakefield Council Fewer than 5
17 York City Council 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.