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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 – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Royal Air Force (RAF) 20
2 Aldi 5
2 Boots 5
2 Rolls-Royce 5
2 Sainsbury's 5
2 Tesco 5
2 University of Leicester 5
8 Apple Fewer than 5
8 Asda Fewer than 5
8 Atos Fewer than 5
8 Bakkavör Fewer than 5
8 Bourne Leisure Fewer than 5
8 British Army Fewer than 5
8 British Sugar Fewer than 5
8 CEVA Logistics Fewer than 5
8 Clarks Fewer than 5
8 Compass Group Fewer than 5
8 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
8 Coral Fewer than 5
8 Danwood Fewer than 5
8 DHL Fewer than 5
8 Enterprise Fewer than 5
8 Farmfoods Fewer than 5
8 Game Fewer than 5
8 Home Retail Group Fewer than 5
8 Iceland Fewer than 5
8 JD Sports Fewer than 5
8 Laura Ashley Fewer than 5
8 Lidl Fewer than 5
8 Lincolnshire County Council Fewer than 5
8 Majestic Wine Fewer than 5
8 Mamas & Papas Fewer than 5
8 Marks & Spencer Fewer than 5
8 Matalan Fewer than 5
8 McDonald's Fewer than 5
8 Misco Fewer than 5
8 Morrisons Fewer than 5
8 National Grid Fewer than 5
8 Nationwide Fewer than 5
8 Nestlé Fewer than 5
8 Nisa Fewer than 5
8 NSPCC Fewer than 5
8 Pets At Home Fewer than 5
8 Pure Gym Fewer than 5
8 Queen's Medical Centre Fewer than 5
8 River Island Fewer than 5
8 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Fewer than 5
8 SF Group Fewer than 5
8 Topshop Fewer than 5
8 Totemic Fewer than 5
8 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
8 Unknown Employer Fewer than 5
8 Unspecified Recruitment Agency Fewer than 5
8 Wallis Fewer than 5
8 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.