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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.

West Midlands – Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Birmingham City Council 35
2 Sandwell Council 10
2 Staffordshire County Council 10
2 Warwickshire County Council 10
5 Coventry City Council 5
5 Environment Agency 5
5 Herefordshire County Council 5
5 Shropshire Council 5
5 Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council 5
5 Telford & Wrekin Council 5
5 West Midlands Police 5
5 Wolverhampton City Council 5
5 Worcestershire County Council 5
5 Worcestershire County Council  5
15 British Army Fewer than 5
15 HM Prison Service Fewer than 5
15 Home Office Fewer than 5
15 Ministry of Defence (MOD) Fewer than 5
15 Ministry of Justice Fewer than 5
15 Natural England Fewer than 5
15 Stoke-on-Trent City Council Fewer than 5
15 UK Border Agency Fewer than 5
15 Valuation Office Agency 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.