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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.

East Midlands – Wholesale, retail & vehicle repair

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 55
2 Specsavers 15
3 Lloyds Pharmacy 10
4 Aldi 5
4 Marks & Spencer 5
4 Misco 5
4 Morrisons 5
4 Next 5
4 Sainsbury's 5
4 Sports Direct 5
4 Tesco 5
4 Triumph Motorcycles 5
13 Apple Fewer than 5
13 Asda Fewer than 5
13 Avon Fewer than 5
13 Clarks Fewer than 5
13 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
13 Danwood Fewer than 5
13 Dimensions Fewer than 5
13 Dunelm Mill Fewer than 5
13 Farmfoods Fewer than 5
13 Game Fewer than 5
13 Home Retail Group Fewer than 5
13 Iceland Fewer than 5
13 IKEA Fewer than 5
13 JD Sports Fewer than 5
13 jhoots Pharmacy Fewer than 5
13 John Lewis Partnership Fewer than 5
13 Laura Ashley Fewer than 5
13 Lidl Fewer than 5
13 Majestic Wine Fewer than 5
13 Mamas & Papas Fewer than 5
13 Manor Pharmacy Fewer than 5
13 Matalan Fewer than 5
13 Mercedes-Benz Fewer than 5
13 Nike Fewer than 5
13 Nisa Fewer than 5
13 Optical Express Fewer than 5
13 Pets At Home Fewer than 5
13 River Island Fewer than 5
13 RS Components Fewer than 5
13 Superdrug Fewer than 5
13 Topshop Fewer than 5
13 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
13 Travis Perkins Fewer than 5
13 Unknown Employer Fewer than 5
13 Vision Express Fewer than 5
13 Wallis Fewer than 5
13 WHSmith 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.