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 – Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Royal Air Force (RAF) 25
2 Nottingham County Council 20
3 Nottinghamshire County Council 15
4 Derbyshire County Council 10
4 Leicester City Council 10
4 Leicestershire County Council 10
4 Lincolnshire County Council 10
4 Northamptonshire County Council 10
9 Derby City Council 5
9 Environment Agency 5
9 Leicestershire Police 5
12 British Army Fewer than 5
12 Nacro 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.