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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.

Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 British Army 165
2 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 70
3 Essex County Council 60
4 Royal Navy 55
5 Home Office 40
6 Kent County Council 35
6 Metropolitan Police 35
8 Civil Service 30
8 Glasgow City Council 30
8 Lancashire County Council 30
8 Royal Air Force (RAF) 30
12 Hertfordshire County Council 25
12 Thames Valley Police 25
14 Aberdeenshire Council 20
14 Birmingham City Council 20
14 Leeds City Council 20
14 Leicestershire County Council 20
14 Suffolk County Council 20
14 Surrey County Council 20
14 West Sussex County Council 20
21 British Transport Police 15
21 Cumbria County Council 15
21 Derbyshire County Council 15
21 Devon County Council 15
21 Environment Agency 15
21 Financial Ombudsman Service 15
21 Greater Manchester Police 15
21 Hampshire County Council 15
21 Manchester City Council 15
21 Medway Council 15
21 Ministry of Justice 15
21 Norfolk County Council 15
21 Police Scotland 15
21 Scottish Government 15
21 West Yorkshire Probation Trust 15
36 Aberdeen City Council 10
36 Bournemouth Borough Council 10
36 Bridgend County Borough Council 10
36 Buckinghamshire County Council 10
36 Caerphilly County Borough Council 10
36 Calderdale Council 10
36 Cornwall County Council 10
36 Coventry City Council 10
36 Croydon Council 10
36 Department for Education 10
36 Derby City Council 10
36 Dorset County Council 10
36 Dundee City Council 10
36 Ealing Council 10
36 East Riding of Yorkshire Council 10
36 East Sussex County Council 10
36 Fife Council 10
36 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) 10
36 HM Treasury 10
36 House of Commons 10
36 Kent Police 10
36 Leicester City Council 10
36 Lincolnshire County Council 10
36 Middlesbrough Council 10
36 National Probation Service 10
36 North Lanarkshire Council 10
36 Northamptonshire County Council 10
36 Nottingham County Council 10
36 Nottinghamshire Police 10
36 Oxfordshire County Council 10
36 Plymouth City Council 10
36 Renfrewshire Council 10
36 Sheffield City Council 10
36 South Tyneside Council 10
36 Southampton City Council 10
36 Staffordshire County Council 10
36 Sunderland City Council 10
73 Angus Council 5
73 Bedford Borough Council 5
73 Bolton Council 5
73 Bracknell Forest Council 5
73 Bradford Council 5
73 Brent Council 5
73 Bristol City Council 5
73 Bury Council 5
73 Cabinet Office 5
73 Cambridgeshire County Council 5
73 Camden London Borough Council 5
73 Cardiff Council 5
73 Carmarthenshire County Council 5
73 Cheshire East Council 5
73 City and County of Swansea Council 5
73 Cumbria Constabularly 5
73 Department for BIS 5
73 Department for Communities and Local Government 5
73 Department for International Development 5
73 Department for Transport 5
73 Department for Work & Pensions 5
73 Department of Health 5
73 Dumfries & Galloway Council 5
73 Durham County Council 5
73 East Ayrshire Council 5
73 East Renfrewshire Council 5
73 Edinburgh City Council 5
73 Enfield Council 5
73 Falkirk Council 5
73 Flintshire County Council 5
73 Gateshead Council 5
73 Gloucestershire County Council 5
73 Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) 5
73 Greater Manchester Probation Service 5
73 Hackney Council 5
73 Hampshire Constabulary 5
73 Haringey Council 5
73 Harrogate Borough Council 5
73 Harrow Council 5
73 Hartlepool Borough Council 5
73 Her Majesty's Government 5
73 Highland Council 5
73 HM Prison Service 5
73 Humberside Police 5
73 Intellectual Property Office 5
73 Isle of Anglesey County Council 5
73 Isle of Wight Council 5
73 Kirklees Council 5
73 Lambeth Council 5
73 Leicestershire Police 5
73 London Borough of Barking and Dagenham 5
73 London Borough of Bexley 5
73 London Borough of Ealing 5
73 London Borough of Hounslow 5
73 London Borough of Redbridge 5
73 London Probation Trust 5
73 Luton Borough Council 5
73 Merseyside Police 5
73 Merseyside Probation Trust 5
73 Merton Council 5
73 Milton Keynes Council 5
73 Monmouthshire County Council 5
73 National Audit Office 5
73 Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council 5
73 Newcastle City Council 5
73 Newport City Council 5
73 Norfolk Constabulary 5
73 North Ayrshire Council 5
73 North East Lincolnshire Council 5
73 North Lincolnshire Council 5
73 North Somerset Council 5
73 North Tyneside Council 5
73 North Yorkshire County Council 5
73 North Yorkshire Police 5
73 Northamptonshire Police 5
73 Northumberland County Council 5
73 Nottinghamshire County Council 5
73 ofgem 5
73 Oldham Council 5
73 Portsmouth City Council 5
73 Powys County Council 5
73 Reading Borough Council 5
73 Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council 5
73 Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council 5
73 Royal Borough of Greenwich Coucil 5
73 Salford City Council 5
73 Sandwell Council 5
73 Scottish Borders Council 5
73 Scottish Prison Service 5
73 Shropshire Council 5
73 Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council 5
73 Somerset County Council 5
73 South Ayrshire Council 5
73 South Gloucestershire Council 5
73 South Lanarkshire Council 5
73 South Wales Police 5
73 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council 5
73 Southwark Council 5
73 St Helens Council 5
73 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 5
73 Stockton Borough Council 5
73 Stoke-on-Trent City Council 5
73 Suffolk Constabulary 5
73 Surrey Police 5
73 Sussex Police 5
73 Torbay Council 5
73 Trafford Council 5
73 UK Border Agency 5
73 UK Parliament 5
73 Walsall Council 5
73 Warwickshire County Council 5
73 Welsh Government 5
73 West Berkshire Council 5
73 West Lothian Council 5
73 West Mercia Police 5
73 West Midlands Police 5
73 West Yorkshire Police 5
73 Wigan Council 5
73 Wiltshire County Council 5
73 Wolverhampton City Council 5
73 Worcestershire County Council 5
73 Wrexham County Borough Council 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.