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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 of England – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Essex County Council 40
2 Tesco 20
3 Hertfordshire County Council 15
3 Norfolk County Council 15
3 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 15
3 Suffolk County Council 15
7 Aviva 10
7 Deloitte 10
7 Ernst & Young 10
10 Bauer Media 5
10 Bedford Borough Council 5
10 Bourne Leisure 5
10 Cambridgeshire County Council 5
10 Central Bedfordshire Council 5
10 Church of England 5
10 Cranfield University School of Management 5
10 Grant Thornton 5
10 KPMG 5
10 Larking Gowen 5
10 MacIntyre Hudson 5
10 MBDA 5
10 Nissan 5
10 Peterborough City Council 5
10 Royal Society of Chemistry 5
10 TJX Europe 5
26 ADAS Fewer than 5
26 Addenbrooke's Hospital Fewer than 5
26 Aecom Fewer than 5
26 Anglian Water Fewer than 5
26 Animal Health Trust Fewer than 5
26 Aon Hewitt Fewer than 5
26 Archant Fewer than 5
26 Associated British Foods Fewer than 5
26 AXA Fewer than 5
26 Barnardo's Fewer than 5
26 Barratt Homes Fewer than 5
26 BDO Fewer than 5
26 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Fewer than 5
26 British Car Auctions Fewer than 5
26 Broomfield Hospital Fewer than 5
26 BT Fewer than 5
26 Bupa Fewer than 5
26 Cambridge University Press Fewer than 5
26 Capita Fewer than 5
26 Care UK Fewer than 5
26 Carillion Fewer than 5
26 Citizens Advice Fewer than 5
26 Costello Medical Fewer than 5
26 David Lloyd Fewer than 5
26 Davis Langdon Fewer than 5
26 Dawn Meats Fewer than 5
26 Deutsche Bank Fewer than 5
26 Domino Printing Sciences Fewer than 5
26 Environment Agency Fewer than 5
26 Foster Care Associates Fewer than 5
26 Gardline Fewer than 5
26 Gardline Group Fewer than 5
26 General Electric Fewer than 5
26 GlaxoSmithKline Fewer than 5
26 Hastings Direct Fewer than 5
26 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
26 Home Group Fewer than 5
26 Jagex Fewer than 5
26 Kier Group Fewer than 5
26 Kingston Smith Fewer than 5
26 Lockheed Martin Fewer than 5
26 Marshall Aerospace Fewer than 5
26 Mastercard Fewer than 5
26 Medical Research Council Fewer than 5
26 Mencap Fewer than 5
26 Mott Macdonald Fewer than 5
26 National Probation Service Fewer than 5
26 Perkins Engines Fewer than 5
26 Persimmon Homes Fewer than 5
26 Poupart Fewer than 5
26 Pulse Fewer than 5
26 Rexel Fewer than 5
26 Royal Mail Fewer than 5
26 Saffery Champness Fewer than 5
26 Salvation Army Fewer than 5
26 Sanctuary Personnel Fewer than 5
26 Skanska Fewer than 5
26 Sony Fewer than 5
26 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Fewer than 5
26 Stonegate Pub Company Fewer than 5
26 Towers Watson Fewer than 5
26 University of Cambridge Fewer than 5
26 University of East Anglia Fewer than 5
26 University of Hertfordshire Fewer than 5
26 VolkerFitzpatrick Fewer than 5
26 Which? Fewer than 5
26 Whitbread Fewer than 5
26 Willis Fewer than 5
26 Withheld Fewer than 5
26 YMCA 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.