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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.

Scotland

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 North Lanarkshire Council 60
2 Glasgow City Council 55
3 Boots 45
4 BP 40
4 Falkirk Council 40
4 Fife Council 40
7 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 35
7 Renfrewshire Council 35
7 Wood Group 35
10 Aberdeen City Council 30
10 South Lanarkshire Council 30
10 Specsavers 30
13 Aberdeenshire Council 25
13 Ernst & Young 25
13 Midlothian Council 25
16 Atkins 20
16 City of Edinburgh Council 20
16 Deloitte 20
16 Dumfries & Galloway Council 20
16 East Dunbartonshire Council 20
16 East Renfrewshire Council 20
16 Highland Council 20
16 KPMG 20
16 Police Scotland 20
16 Schlumberger 20
16 South Ayrshire Council 20
27 AMEC 15
27 Baker Hughes 15
27 Charles River Laboratories 15
27 Dundee City Council 15
27 East Ayrshire Council 15
27 East Lothian Council 15
27 Edinburgh City Council 15
27 Halliburton 15
27 Hewlett Packard 15
27 Inverclyde Council 15
27 North Ayrshire Council 15
27 Perth & Kinross Council 15
27 Petrofac 15
27 Shell 15
27 Stirling Council 15
27 Subsea 7 15
27 Technip 15
27 West Lothian Council 15
45 Angus Council 10
45 Arnold Clark 10
45 Arup 10
45 Babcock 10
45 Clackmannanshire Council 10
45 Enterprise 10
45 General Electric 10
45 Jacobs Engineering 10
45 Johnston Carmichael 10
45 JP Morgan 10
45 Lloyds Banking Group 10
45 Lloyds Pharmacy 10
45 Moray Council 10
45 Mott Macdonald 10
45 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 10
45 Scottish Borders Council 10
45 Scottish Government 10
45 Scottish Power 10
45 Scottish Water 10
45 Sky 10
45 Standard Life 10
45 Tesco 10
45 University of Edinburgh 10
45 Weatherford International 10
69 Abercrombie & Fitch 5
69 Accenture 5
69 Aecom 5
69 Aero Leather 5
69 Aker Solutions 5
69 Aldi 5
69 Amazon 5
69 Amor Group 5
69 Asda 5
69 Atos 5
69 Audit Scotland 5
69 BAE Systems 5
69 Bam Nuttall 5
69 Barclays 5
69 BioReliance 5
69 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 5
69 BT 5
69 Chevron 5
69 Citizens Theatre 5
69 ConocoPhillips 5
69 Coral 5
69 DC Thomson 5
69 Debenhams 5
69 Diageo 5
69 EDF Energy 5
69 Edinburgh Leisure 5
69 Edinburgh Napier University 5
69 Fairhurst 5
69 FMC Technologies 5
69 Fugro 5
69 GL Noble Denton 5
69 Graham 5
69 Grant Thornton 5
69 Grontmij 5
69 Haliburton 5
69 Heriot-Watt University 5
69 HSBC 5
69 Hymans Robertson 5
69 John Lewis Partnership 5
69 KANA 5
69 Larbert High School 5
69 Lloyds Register 5
69 Maersk Oil 5
69 McDonald's 5
69 Morgan Stanley 5
69 Morrison Construction 5
69 National Health Service (NHS) 5
69 ofgem 5
69 Optical Express 5
69 QuintilesIMS 5
69 Rockstar Games 5
69 Royal Mail 5
69 RSM Tenon 5
69 RSTO 5
69 Sainsbury's 5
69 Schuh 5
69 SELEX Galileo 5
69 Sopra Steria 5
69 Stork 5
69 Strathclyde Police 5
69 STV 5
69 Syngenta 5
69 Thales 5
69 The Action Group 5
69 Total 5
69 Undisclosed 5
69 Union 5
69 University of Aberdeen 5
69 University of Glasgow 5
69 University of St Andrews 5
69 URS 5
69 Vision Express 5
69 West Dunbartonshire Council 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.