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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.

Accommodation & food

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 McDonald's 65
2 Pizza Hut 15
2 Premier Inn 15
4 Hilton Hotels 10
4 J D Wetherspoon 10
4 KFC 10
4 Starbucks 10
8 Ask Italian 5
8 Butlins 5
8 Carluccio's 5
8 CH&Co 5
8 Compass Group 5
8 Costa Coffee 5
8 Greene King 5
8 Holiday Inn 5
8 Just Eat 5
8 Mitchells & Butlers 5
8 Nando's 5
8 PGL 5
8 Pizza Express 5
8 Princpal Hayley Group 5
8 Spirit Pub Company 5
8 SSP Group 5
8 Subway 5
8 Whitbread 5
26 De Vere Venues Fewer than 5
26 Extern Fewer than 5
26 Jurys Inn Fewer than 5
26 Marriott International Fewer than 5
26 Mondelez International Fewer than 5
26 QHotels Fewer than 5
26 Restaurant Group Fewer than 5
26 Rock UK Fewer than 5
26 Undisclosed Fewer than 5
26 Unspecified Fewer than 5
26 Working On Portfolio Fewer than 5
26 YMCA 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.