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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.

South East

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 British Army 115
2 Boots 70
3 BAE Systems 40
3 Kent County Council 40
5 IBM 35
6 BP 30
6 Enterprise 30
6 Hampshire County Council 30
6 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 30
6 Specsavers 30
11 Deloitte 25
11 West Sussex County Council 25
13 Atkins 20
13 Hewlett Packard 20
13 Lloyds Pharmacy 20
13 Majestic Wine 20
13 Surrey County Council 20
13 Thales 20
19 East Sussex County Council 15
19 Ernst & Young 15
19 Microsoft 15
19 Southampton City Council 15
19 Southampton Solent University 15
19 University of Oxford 15
19 Virgin 15
19 Vodafone 15
27 Air Products 10
27 Buckinghamshire County Council 10
27 Capita 10
27 Centrica 10
27 Cisco Systems 10
27 CSC 10
27 David Lloyd 10
27 Foster Wheeler 10
27 Frimley Park Hospital 10
27 Home Retail Group 10
27 KPMG 10
27 Lockheed Martin 10
27 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 10
27 Mott Macdonald 10
27 National Grid 10
27 Network Rail 10
27 Oxford University Press 10
27 Portsmouth City Council 10
27 Roke Manor Research 10
27 Royal Berkshire Hospital 10
27 Royal Surrey Hospital 10
27 Royal Sussex County Hospital 10
27 Southampton General Hospital 10
27 Tesco 10
27 Thames Valley Police 10
27 Towers Watson 10
27 University of Portsmouth 10
27 University of Southampton 10
55 Accenture 5
55 Airbus Defence & Space Group 5
55 Airinmar 5
55 AkzoNobel 5
55 Aldi 5
55 Allianz Insurance 5
55 Amazon 5
55 American Express 5
55 Amey 5
55 Aon Hewitt 5
55 Argos 5
55 Asda 5
55 AWE 5
55 B&Q 5
55 Baker Tilly 5
55 Barnett Waddingham 5
55 BDO 5
55 Berkeley PR 5
55 BG Group 5
55 Black & Veatch 5
55 BMW 5
55 Bracknell Forest Council 5
55 Brandwatch 5
55 BT 5
55 Busy Bees 5
55 Canterbury Christ Church University 5
55 Capgemini 5
55 CGGVeritas 5
55 CGI Group 5
55 Companion Care Vets 5
55 Conquest Hospital 5
55 Costa Coffee 5
55 Costain 5
55 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 5
55 DHL 5
55 East Surrey Hospital 5
55 Eli Lilly 5
55 Environment Agency 5
55 Ericsson 5
55 Explore Learning 5
55 ExxonMobil 5
55 Fidessa 5
55 Fluor 5
55 Fugro Emu 5
55 Fujitsu 5
55 GB Rowing 5
55 General Electric 5
55 GKN Aerospace 5
55 GlaxoSmithKline 5
55 Grant Thornton 5
55 Haines Watts 5
55 Hampshire Constabulary 5
55 Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 5
55 Hastings Direct 5
55 Her Majesty's Government Communications Centre (HMGCC) 5
55 Holy Family Catholic Primary School 5
55 Iceland 5
55 Instron 5
55 ISS 5
55 J D Wetherspoon 5
55 John Lewis Partnership 5
55 KBR 5
55 Kerridge Commercial Systems 5
55 Laing O'Rourke 5
55 Legal & General 5
55 Lidl 5
55 Lloyds Banking Group 5
55 Logica 5
55 Maidstone Hospital 5
55 Marks & Spencer 5
55 Mazars 5
55 McDonald's 5
55 McLaren 5
55 Mercedes-Benz 5
55 Milton Keynes Council 5
55 Mondelez International 5
55 National Instruments 5
55 NATS 5
55 neftex 5
55 Newton Europe 5
55 Nissan 5
55 Nuffield Health 5
55 O2 5
55 Ordnance Survey 5
55 Oxford Brookes University 5
55 Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust 5
55 Oxfordshire County Council 5
55 P&O Cruises 5
55 Paydens Pharmacy 5
55 Pearson 5
55 Pebble Beach Systems 5
55 Peter Brett 5
55 Physio World 5
55 Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust 5
55 Princess Cruises 5
55 Priory Group 5
55 Procter & Gamble 5
55 Qinetiq 5
55 QuintilesIMS 5
55 Red Bull 5
55 Ricardo 5
55 RM 5
55 Royal Air Force (RAF) 5
55 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 5
55 Royal Mail 5
55 Royal Navy 5
55 RSM Tenon 5
55 RWS Group 5
55 Sainsbury's 5
55 Savills 5
55 Schlumberger 5
55 Shuropody 5
55 Siemens AG 5
55 Softcat 5
55 Surrey Police 5
55 Syngenta 5
55 Taylor & Francis 5
55 Telefónica 5
55 Tessella 5
55 Thames Water 5
55 Tony Gee & Partners 5
55 UK Power Networks 5
55 Unilever 5
55 University of Brighton 5
55 University of Kent 5
55 University of Reading 5
55 Vision Express 5
55 Waitrose 5
55 Wellington College 5
55 William Reed 5
55 Worthing Hospital 5
55 WSP Group 5
55 Wycombe Abbey School 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.