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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 – Information & communication

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 IBM 35
2 BAE Systems 20
3 Microsoft 15
3 Virgin 15
3 Vodafone 15
6 CSC 10
6 Oxford University Press 10
8 Accenture 5
8 Brandwatch 5
8 BT 5
8 Capgemini 5
8 CGI Group 5
8 Cisco Systems 5
8 Ericsson 5
8 Fidessa 5
8 Fujitsu 5
8 Kerridge Commercial Systems 5
8 Logica 5
8 Pearson 5
8 Pebble Beach Systems 5
8 Softcat 5
8 Taylor & Francis 5
8 Telefónica 5
8 Tessella 5
8 William Reed 5
26 Atos Fewer than 5
26 Citrix Fewer than 5
26 Daily Mail Fewer than 5
26 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) Fewer than 5
26 FDM Fewer than 5
26 Gamma Fewer than 5
26 Google Fewer than 5
26 Innovise Fewer than 5
26 InterCall Fewer than 5
26 IRIS Fewer than 5
26 Northgate Fewer than 5
26 Office For National Statistics (ONS) Fewer than 5
26 Oracle Fewer than 5
26 Ordnance Survey Fewer than 5
26 Palgrave Macmillan Fewer than 5
26 Perform Group Fewer than 5
26 Sage Fewer than 5
26 SAS Fewer than 5
26 Symantec Fewer than 5
26 Talk Talk Fewer than 5
26 Unspecified Media 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.