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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 – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Rolls-Royce 150
2 Jaguar Land Rover 145
3 Hewlett Packard 100
4 BAE Systems 70
5 Dyson 45
6 MBDA 35
7 Thales 30
8 GlaxoSmithKline 25
9 Delphi 20
9 Ford 20
9 Intel Corporation 20
9 Lockheed Martin 20
9 Nissan 20
14 Aero Engine Controls 15
14 Airbus 15
14 ARM 15
14 AstraZeneca 15
14 AWE 15
14 JCB 15
14 Johnson Matthey 15
14 Nestlé 15
14 Qinetiq 15
14 Unilever 15
24 Aston Martin 10
24 Procter & Gamble 10
24 Reckitt Benckiser 10
24 Schneider Electric 10
24 Selex ES 10
24 Ultra Electronics 10
30 2 Sisters Food Group 5
30 3M 5
30 AgustaWestland 5
30 AkzoNobel 5
30 Alstom 5
30 Astrium 5
30 Bakkavör 5
30 Bentley Motors 5
30 Bombardier 5
30 British Sugar 5
30 Cavendish Nuclear 5
30 CDE Global 5
30 Cobham 5
30 Croda 5
30 Cummins 5
30 Dell 5
30 Diageo 5
30 e2v 5
30 Eli Lilly 5
30 General Electric 5
30 GKN Aerospace 5
30 Greencore Group 5
30 Hoffmann-La Roche 5
30 Imagination Technologies 5
30 Imperial Tobacco 5
30 INEOS 5
30 Instron 5
30 Mars 5
30 McLaren 5
30 MIRA 5
30 Mondelez International 5
30 Morgan Advanced Matereials 5
30 National Instruments 5
30 Norbrook Laboratories 5
30 Novartis 5
30 Public Health England 5
30 Red Bull 5
30 Redx Pharma 5
30 Ricardo 5
30 Schrader Electronics 5
30 Siemens AG 5
30 Sony 5
30 Syngenta 5
30 Tata Steel 5
30 Terex 5
30 Toyota 5
30 Triumph Motorcycles 5
30 United Biscuits 5
30 UTC Aerospace Systems 5
30 Volkswagen Group 5
80 AB Agri Fewer than 5
80 Almac Fewer than 5
80 Assystem Fewer than 5
80 Baxter Fewer than 5
80 BMW Fewer than 5
80 BOC Fewer than 5
80 Bosch Fewer than 5
80 British American Tobacco Fewer than 5
80 Caterpillar Fewer than 5
80 CGI Group Fewer than 5
80 Coca Cola Fewer than 5
80 ConocoPhillips Fewer than 5
80 Dairy Crest Fewer than 5
80 Defence Engineering and Science Group Fewer than 5
80 Dunster House Fewer than 5
80 Eurofins Scienctific Fewer than 5
80 Fujitsu Fewer than 5
80 Harris Pye Fewer than 5
80 Heineken Fewer than 5
80 Henkel Fewer than 5
80 Howdens Joinery Fewer than 5
80 Intertek Fewer than 5
80 ITH Pharma Fewer than 5
80 Johnson & Johnson Fewer than 5
80 Kerry Group Fewer than 5
80 Molson Coors Fewer than 5
80 Moy Park Fewer than 5
80 Nike Fewer than 5
80 Oceaneering Fewer than 5
80 Orchard House Foods Fewer than 5
80 Parexel Fewer than 5
80 Peacocks Fewer than 5
80 PepsiCo Fewer than 5
80 Pfizer Fewer than 5
80 Phillips 66 Fewer than 5
80 Photobox Fewer than 5
80 Premier Foods Fewer than 5
80 Quanta Fluid Solutions Fewer than 5
80 Randox Laboratories Fewer than 5
80 Raytheon Fewer than 5
80 Samsung Fewer than 5
80 Schindler Fewer than 5
80 Serco Fewer than 5
80 Smith & Nephew Fewer than 5
80 SSI UK Fewer than 5
80 Thermo Fisher Scientific Fewer than 5
80 Undisclosed Fewer than 5
80 Vauxhall Motors Fewer than 5
80 Xerox Fewer than 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.