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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.

London – Wholesale, retail & vehicle repair

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 65
2 Specsavers 40
3 Marks & Spencer 30
4 Tesco 20
5 Abercrombie & Fitch 15
5 Debenhams 15
5 River Island 15
5 Sainsbury's 15
9 Arcadia 10
9 Asos 10
9 Day Lewis Pharmacy 10
9 Harrods 10
9 John Lewis Partnership 10
14 Apple 5
14 Boden 5
14 Britannia Pharmacy 5
14 Burberry 5
14 French Connection 5
14 House of Fraser 5
14 IKEA 5
14 Jaeger 5
14 Karen Millen 5
14 Laura Ashley 5
14 Lidl 5
14 Lloyds Pharmacy 5
14 Majestic Wine 5
14 NET-A-PORTER 5
14 Optical Express 5
14 Selfridges 5
14 Softcat 5
14 Ted Baker 5
14 Topshop 5
14 Unspecified Pharmacy 5
14 Vision Express 5
14 Waitrose 5
14 White Company 5
37 3663 Fewer than 5
37 ACHICA Fewer than 5
37 Aldi Fewer than 5
37 AllSaints Fewer than 5
37 Amazon Fewer than 5
37 Ann Summers Fewer than 5
37 Asda Fewer than 5
37 Barnardo's Fewer than 5
37 Body Shop Fewer than 5
37 Christie's Fewer than 5
37 Clarks Fewer than 5
37 Community Pharmacy Fewer than 5
37 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
37 Decathlon Fewer than 5
37 Disney Fewer than 5
37 East Fewer than 5
37 EDF Trading Fewer than 5
37 Estée Lauder Fewer than 5
37 Fenwick Fewer than 5
37 Gap Fewer than 5
37 H & M Fewer than 5
37 Halfords Fewer than 5
37 Harvey Nichols Fewer than 5
37 Hollister Fewer than 5
37 Home Retail Group Fewer than 5
37 Hut Group Fewer than 5
37 Jack Wills Fewer than 5
37 Jam Industries Fewer than 5
37 JD Sports Fewer than 5
37 Kingfisher Fewer than 5
37 Kurt Geiger Fewer than 5
37 Lee Publicity Fewer than 5
37 Lloyds Banking Group Fewer than 5
37 Monsoon Accessorize Fewer than 5
37 Morrisons Fewer than 5
37 New Look Fewer than 5
37 Next Fewer than 5
37 Nike Fewer than 5
37 O2 Fewer than 5
37 Paydens Pharmacy Fewer than 5
37 PC World Fewer than 5
37 Phones 4u Fewer than 5
37 Primark Fewer than 5
37 QVC Fewer than 5
37 Salvation Army Fewer than 5
37 Sony Fewer than 5
37 Sports Direct Fewer than 5
37 Superdrug Fewer than 5
37 Tesco Opticians Fewer than 5
37 Thales Fewer than 5
37 Timberland Fewer than 5
37 TJX Europe Fewer than 5
37 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
37 Travis Perkins Fewer than 5
37 Undisclosed Fewer than 5
37 viagogo Fewer than 5
37 Withheld Fewer than 5
37 Zara 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.