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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 – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 IBM 25
2 Accenture 20
2 Arup 20
2 Credit Suisse 20
2 Goldman Sachs 20
2 Sky 20
7 Barclays 15
7 FDM 15
7 Transport For London 15
10 Acturis 10
10 Aecom 10
10 Atkins 10
10 Bank of America 10
10 Bloomberg 10
10 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 10
10 Google 10
10 JP Morgan 10
10 Morgan Stanley 10
10 Mott Macdonald 10
10 Network Rail 10
10 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 10
10 Sainsbury's 10
23 AMEC 5
23 Atos 5
23 BAE Systems 5
23 Balfour Beatty 5
23 Bechtel 5
23 Bluefin 5
23 Bombardier 5
23 BP 5
23 British Airways 5
23 BT 5
23 Capgemini 5
23 Capita 5
23 Certeco 5
23 Cisco Systems 5
23 Citi 5
23 Costain 5
23 Debenhams 5
23 Deloitte 5
23 Delphi 5
23 Deutsche Bank 5
23 Double Negative Visual Effects 5
23 Ernst & Young 5
23 FactSet 5
23 GlaxoSmithKline 5
23 GlobalData 5
23 G-Research 5
23 Health Protection Agency 5
23 IRIS 5
23 John Lewis Partnership 5
23 Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies 5
23 KBR 5
23 Kier Group 5
23 Laing O'Rourke 5
23 Lloyds Banking Group 5
23 Marks & Spencer 5
23 Metaswitch Networks 5
23 Microsoft 5
23 Morgan Sindall 5
23 News International 5
23 Nomura 5
23 Open Market 5
23 OpenBet 5
23 PA Consulting 5
23 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 5
23 Queen Mary, University of London 5
23 Sapiens 5
23 SEGA 5
23 Sir Robert McAlpine 5
23 Skanska 5
23 Softcat 5
23 Softwire 5
23 Subsea 7 5
23 Thomson Reuters 5
23 Tube Lines 5
23 UBS 5
23 UK Power Networks 5
23 University College London 5
23 WSP Group 5
81 4Ps Marketing Fewer than 5
81 ACHICA Fewer than 5
81 Agilisys Fewer than 5
81 Apple Fewer than 5
81 Asos Fewer than 5
81 Autonomy Fewer than 5
81 Aviva Fewer than 5
81 Babcock Fewer than 5
81 Baker Hughes Fewer than 5
81 Bakkavör Fewer than 5
81 Bam Nuttall Fewer than 5
81 Bank of England Fewer than 5
81 Bank of New York Fewer than 5
81 Barnet Council Fewer than 5
81 Bauer Media Fewer than 5
81 BlackRock Fewer than 5
81 BNP Paribas Fewer than 5
81 Boden Fewer than 5
81 Brewin Dolphin Fewer than 5
81 British Gas Fewer than 5
81 Burberry Fewer than 5
81 BuroHappold Fewer than 5
81 Cabinet Office Fewer than 5
81 CACI Fewer than 5
81 Cancer Research UK Fewer than 5
81 Capco Fewer than 5
81 Carillion Fewer than 5
81 Catlin Fewer than 5
81 Channel 4 Fewer than 5
81 Civil Service Fewer than 5
81 CognoLink Fewer than 5
81 Crossrail Fewer than 5
81 Croydon Council Fewer than 5
81 Cundall Fewer than 5
81 Curtins Fewer than 5
81 Daily Mail Fewer than 5
81 Dare Fewer than 5
81 Department for BIS Fewer than 5
81 Det Norske Veritas Fewer than 5
81 Direct Line Fewer than 5
81 Domestic & General Fewer than 5
81 DTZ Fewer than 5
81 dunnhumby Fewer than 5
81 EDF Energy Fewer than 5
81 EDF Trading Fewer than 5
81 Enfield Council Fewer than 5
81 Ericsson Fewer than 5
81 Estée Lauder Fewer than 5
81 Experian Fewer than 5
81 Fidessa Fewer than 5
81 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Fewer than 5
81 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Fewer than 5
81 French Connection Fewer than 5
81 Gazprom Fewer than 5
81 General Electric Fewer than 5
81 Great Ormond Street Hospital Fewer than 5
81 Halcrow Group Fewer than 5
81 Haringey Council Fewer than 5
81 Hasbro Fewer than 5
81 Hitachi Fewer than 5
81 Hogarth Fewer than 5
81 Home Office Fewer than 5
81 House of Commons Fewer than 5
81 House of Fraser Fewer than 5
81 HSBC Fewer than 5
81 Huddle Fewer than 5
81 Hyder Fewer than 5
81 IG Group Fewer than 5
81 Immediate Media Fewer than 5
81 Imperial College London Fewer than 5
81 Incisive Media Fewer than 5
81 Informa Fewer than 5
81 JHC Fewer than 5
81 Kantar Worldpanel Fewer than 5
81 King's College London Fewer than 5
81 KPMG Fewer than 5
81 Kurt Geiger Fewer than 5
81 Lbi Fewer than 5
81 LGC Group Fewer than 5
81 Lloyds Register Fewer than 5
81 Logica Fewer than 5
81 London Borough of Hillingdon Fewer than 5
81 London Stock Exchange Fewer than 5
81 Mace Fewer than 5
81 Maxus Fewer than 5
81 MBDA Fewer than 5
81 Medical Research Council Fewer than 5
81 Merrill Lynch Fewer than 5
81 Metropolitan Police Fewer than 5
81 Middlesex University Fewer than 5
81 Ministry of Defence (MOD) Fewer than 5
81 Ministry of Justice Fewer than 5
81 Munich RE Fewer than 5
81 National Grid Fewer than 5
81 National Health Service (NHS) Fewer than 5
81 Natural History Museum Fewer than 5
81 NET-A-PORTER Fewer than 5
81 Nissan Fewer than 5
81 O2 Fewer than 5
81 ofgem Fewer than 5
81 Perform Group Fewer than 5
81 Phillips 66 Fewer than 5
81 Policy Exchange Fewer than 5
81 Qube Global Software Fewer than 5
81 QVC Fewer than 5
81 Ramboll Fewer than 5
81 Reading Room Fewer than 5
81 Reed Fewer than 5
81 River Island Fewer than 5
81 Rolls-Royce Fewer than 5
81 Royal Bank of Canada Fewer than 5
81 SEI Investments Company Fewer than 5
81 Sopra Steria Fewer than 5
81 SunGard Fewer than 5
81 Tag Worldwide Fewer than 5
81 Talk Talk Fewer than 5
81 Thales Fewer than 5
81 Thames Water Fewer than 5
81 Thomsons Online Benefits Fewer than 5
81 Topshop Fewer than 5
81 Tower Hamlets Council Fewer than 5
81 Trader Media Group Fewer than 5
81 Ultra Electronics Fewer than 5
81 Undisclosed Fewer than 5
81 Unilever Fewer than 5
81 United Biscuits Fewer than 5
81 University of East London Fewer than 5
81 University of West London Fewer than 5
81 Unknown Employer Fewer than 5
81 Unspecified Engineering Company Fewer than 5
81 Unspecified It Company Fewer than 5
81 Unspecified Media Company Fewer than 5
81 Unspecified Software Company Fewer than 5
81 URS Fewer than 5
81 Vinci Construction Fewer than 5
81 Virgin Fewer than 5
81 Visa Europe Fewer than 5
81 VolkerFitzpatrick Fewer than 5
81 Whipps Cross Hospital Fewer than 5
81 Willis Fewer than 5
81 WPP Fewer than 5
81 WS Atkins Fewer than 5
81 Xerox Fewer than 5
81 Xodus Group 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.