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Top Graduate Employers

Our latest look at graduate recruiters shows that financial services are once again the top UK employers of graduates. Filter the table below by region, industry and occupation.

Manufacturing

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Rolls-Royce 175
2 Jaguar Land Rover 160
3 Hewlett Packard 135
4 BAE Systems 80
5 Dyson 55
6 GlaxoSmithKline 35
6 MBDA 35
6 Thales 35
9 Unilever 30
10 Ford 25
10 Intel Corporation 25
12 Airbus 20
12 ARM 20
12 Delphi 20
12 JCB 20
12 Lockheed Martin 20
12 Nestlé 20
12 Nissan 20
12 Qinetiq 20
12 Reckitt Benckiser 20
21 Aero Engine Controls 15
21 AstraZeneca 15
21 AWE 15
21 Johnson Matthey 15
21 Procter & Gamble 15
26 Aston Martin 10
26 Bakkavör 10
26 Bombardier 10
26 Eli Lilly 10
26 General Electric 10
26 Howdens Joinery 10
26 L'Oreal 10
26 Schneider Electric 10
26 Selex ES 10
26 Syngenta 10
26 Tata Steel 10
26 Ultra Electronics 10
38 2 Sisters Food Group 5
38 3M 5
38 AgustaWestland 5
38 AkzoNobel 5
38 Almac 5
38 Alstom 5
38 Amplifon 5
38 Astrium 5
38 Baxter 5
38 Bentley Motors 5
38 BMW 5
38 BOC 5
38 British Sugar 5
38 Caterpillar 5
38 Cavendish Nuclear 5
38 CDE Global 5
38 Cobham 5
38 Coca Cola 5
38 Croda 5
38 Crystal 5
38 Cummins 5
38 Dell 5
38 Diageo 5
38 e2v 5
38 GKN Aerospace 5
38 Greencore Group 5
38 Heineken 5
38 Henkel 5
38 Hoffmann-La Roche 5
38 Imagination Technologies 5
38 Imperial Tobacco 5
38 INEOS 5
38 Instron 5
38 Intertek 5
38 Johnson & Johnson 5
38 Kerry Group 5
38 Mars 5
38 McLaren 5
38 Mercedes-Benz 5
38 MIRA 5
38 Mondelez International 5
38 Morgan Advanced Matereials 5
38 Moy Park 5
38 National Instruments 5
38 Norbrook Laboratories 5
38 Novartis 5
38 PepsiCo 5
38 Pfizer 5
38 Phillips 66 5
38 Photobox 5
38 Public Health England 5
38 Puma 5
38 Raytheon 5
38 Red Bull 5
38 Redx Pharma 5
38 Ricardo 5
38 Samsung 5
38 Schrader Electronics 5
38 Siemens AG 5
38 Sony 5
38 SSI UK 5
38 Terex 5
38 Toyota 5
38 Triumph Motorcycles 5
38 United Biscuits 5
38 UTC Aerospace Systems 5
38 Volkswagen Group 5
38 Xerox 5

These tables are compiled using data taken from the annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey (2012–13) conducted by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). Read more about the methodology of this study.