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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Essex County Council 50
2 Kent County Council 30
3 Glasgow City Council 25
3 Lancashire County Council 25
5 Birmingham City Council 20
5 Suffolk County Council 20
7 Civil Service 15
7 Financial Ombudsman Service 15
7 Leeds City Council 15
7 Leicestershire County Council 15
7 Manchester City Council 15
7 Ministry of Justice 15
7 Scottish Government 15
7 Surrey County Council 15
7 West Sussex County Council 15
7 West Yorkshire Probation Trust 15
17 Aberdeenshire Council 10
17 Bridgend County Borough Council 10
17 Buckinghamshire County Council 10
17 Caerphilly County Borough Council 10
17 Cornwall County Council 10
17 Coventry City Council 10
17 Croydon Council 10
17 Cumbria County Council 10
17 Derby City Council 10
17 Derbyshire County Council 10
17 Devon County Council 10
17 Ealing Council 10
17 East Sussex County Council 10
17 Fife Council 10
17 Hertfordshire County Council 10
17 HM Treasury 10
17 Home Office 10
17 Medway Council 10
17 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 10
17 National Probation Service 10
17 Norfolk County Council 10
17 Southampton City Council 10
17 Staffordshire County Council 10
40 Aberdeen City Council 5
40 Angus Council 5
40 Bournemouth Borough Council 5
40 Bracknell Forest Council 5
40 Bradford Council 5
40 Brent Council 5
40 Bristol City Council 5
40 British Transport Police 5
40 Calderdale Council 5
40 Cambridgeshire County Council 5
40 Cardiff Council 5
40 Carmarthenshire County Council 5
40 City and County of Swansea Council 5
40 Department for BIS 5
40 Department for Communities and Local Government 5
40 Department for Education 5
40 Department for International Development 5
40 Department for Transport 5
40 Department for Work & Pensions 5
40 Department of Health 5
40 Dorset County Council 5
40 Dundee City Council 5
40 East Riding of Yorkshire Council 5
40 Edinburgh City Council 5
40 Falkirk Council 5
40 Flintshire County Council 5
40 Gateshead Council 5
40 Gloucestershire County Council 5
40 Greater Manchester Probation Service 5
40 Hampshire County Council 5
40 Haringey Council 5
40 Harrow Council 5
40 Hartlepool Borough Council 5
40 Highland Council 5
40 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) 5
40 House of Commons 5
40 Isle of Wight Council 5
40 Lambeth Council 5
40 Leicester City Council 5
40 Lincolnshire County Council 5
40 London Borough of Bexley 5
40 London Borough of Hounslow 5
40 London Borough of Redbridge 5
40 London Probation Trust 5
40 Luton Borough Council 5
40 Merseyside Probation Trust 5
40 Middlesbrough Council 5
40 Milton Keynes Council 5
40 Monmouthshire County Council 5
40 National Audit Office 5
40 Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council 5
40 Newcastle City Council 5
40 North Ayrshire Council 5
40 North East Lincolnshire Council 5
40 North Lanarkshire Council 5
40 North Lincolnshire Council 5
40 North Somerset Council 5
40 North Tyneside Council 5
40 North Yorkshire County Council 5
40 Northamptonshire County Council 5
40 Northumberland County Council 5
40 Nottingham County Council 5
40 Nottinghamshire County Council 5
40 ofgem 5
40 Oldham Council 5
40 Oxfordshire County Council 5
40 Plymouth City Council 5
40 Portsmouth City Council 5
40 Reading Borough Council 5
40 Renfrewshire Council 5
40 Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council 5
40 Royal Borough of Greenwich Coucil 5
40 Salford City Council 5
40 Sheffield City Council 5
40 Shropshire Council 5
40 Somerset County Council 5
40 South Ayrshire Council 5
40 South Gloucestershire Council 5
40 South Lanarkshire Council 5
40 South Tyneside Council 5
40 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council 5
40 Southwark Council 5
40 St Helens Council 5
40 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 5
40 Stockton Borough Council 5
40 Stoke-on-Trent City Council 5
40 Sunderland City Council 5
40 Torbay Council 5
40 Walsall Council 5
40 Warwickshire County Council 5
40 Welsh Government 5
40 Wigan Council 5
40 Wiltshire County Council 5
40 Wolverhampton City Council 5
40 Worcestershire County Council 5
40 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.