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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 – Wholesale, retail & vehicle repair

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 70
2 Specsavers 30
3 Lloyds Pharmacy 20
3 Majestic Wine 20
5 Home Retail Group 10
5 Tesco 10
7 Aldi 5
7 Amazon 5
7 Argos 5
7 Asda 5
7 B&Q 5
7 BMW 5
7 Iceland 5
7 John Lewis Partnership 5
7 Lidl 5
7 Marks & Spencer 5
7 Mercedes-Benz 5
7 O2 5
7 Paydens Pharmacy 5
7 Sainsbury's 5
7 Vision Express 5
7 Waitrose 5
23 Abercrombie & Fitch Fewer than 5
23 Apple Fewer than 5
23 Claire's Fewer than 5
23 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
23 Debenhams Fewer than 5
23 Decathlon Fewer than 5
23 Delphi Fewer than 5
23 Dorothy Perkins Fewer than 5
23 Dunelm Mill Fewer than 5
23 Edmundson Electrical Fewer than 5
23 EE Fewer than 5
23 ExxonMobil Fewer than 5
23 French Connection Fewer than 5
23 Game Fewer than 5
23 GlaxoSmithKline Fewer than 5
23 H & M Fewer than 5
23 Halfords Fewer than 5
23 Hitachi Fewer than 5
23 Hollister Fewer than 5
23 Johnson & Johnson Fewer than 5
23 Lloyds Banking Group Fewer than 5
23 Lush Fewer than 5
23 Matalan Fewer than 5
23 Morrisons Fewer than 5
23 New Look Fewer than 5
23 Next Fewer than 5
23 Oxfam Fewer than 5
23 PC World Fewer than 5
23 Pets At Home Fewer than 5
23 Primark Fewer than 5
23 River Island Fewer than 5
23 Samsung Fewer than 5
23 Schlumberger Fewer than 5
23 Schuh Fewer than 5
23 Sports Direct Fewer than 5
23 Ted Baker Fewer than 5
23 Tesco Opticians Fewer than 5
23 Vodafone Fewer than 5
23 White Company 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.