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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.

Other managers & proprietors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Enterprise 85
2 McDonald's 50
3 Amey 15
3 Pizza Hut 15
3 William Hill 15
6 Explore Learning 10
6 J D Wetherspoon 10
6 KFC 10
6 Ladbrokes 10
6 Premier Inn 10
11 Ask Italian 5
11 Betfred 5
11 Boots 5
11 Carluccio's 5
11 Coral 5
11 Costa Coffee 5
11 Countrywide 5
11 Greene King 5
11 Greenwich Leisure Limited 5
11 Hilton Hotels 5
11 Holiday Inn 5
11 HSBC 5
11 LA Fitness 5
11 Lloyds Banking Group 5
11 L'Oreal 5
11 Majestic Wine 5
11 Marks & Spencer 5
11 Mitchells & Butlers 5
11 Nando's 5
11 Odeon 5
11 Pizza Express 5
11 Princpal Hayley Group 5
11 Royal Mail 5
11 Spirit Pub Company 5
11 Starbucks 5
11 Subway 5
11 Tesco 5
11 Thomas Cook 5
11 Virgin 5
11 Whitbread 5
41 Abercrombie & Fitch Fewer than 5
41 Aldi Fewer than 5
41 Alexander McQueen Fewer than 5
41 Aspire People Fewer than 5
41 Babcock Fewer than 5
41 Barclays Fewer than 5
41 Barnardo's Fewer than 5
41 Barratt Developments Fewer than 5
41 Barratt Homes Fewer than 5
41 Bedford Borough Council Fewer than 5
41 Berkeley Homes Fewer than 5
41 Bournemouth Borough Council Fewer than 5
41 British Airways Fewer than 5
41 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Fewer than 5
41 British Gas Fewer than 5
41 BT Fewer than 5
41 Bupa Fewer than 5
41 Calderdale Council Fewer than 5
41 Cambridge University Press Fewer than 5
41 Cambridgeshire County Council Fewer than 5
41 Cancer Research UK Fewer than 5
41 Capita Fewer than 5
41 Central Bedfordshire Council Fewer than 5
41 Centrica Fewer than 5
41 CH&Co Fewer than 5
41 Compass Group Fewer than 5
41 Coventry University Fewer than 5
41 Curve Theatre Fewer than 5
41 De Vere Venues Fewer than 5
41 Derby County F.C. Fewer than 5
41 Deutsche Bank Fewer than 5
41 DTZ Fewer than 5
41 Dunelm Mill Fewer than 5
41 Dunster House Fewer than 5
41 DW Sports Fitness Fewer than 5
41 East Renfrewshire Council Fewer than 5
41 EDF Energy Fewer than 5
41 EE Fewer than 5
41 English Heritage Fewer than 5
41 Entrepreneur First Fewer than 5
41 Essex County Council Fewer than 5
41 Estée Lauder Fewer than 5
41 Finborough Theatre Fewer than 5
41 Foxtons Fewer than 5
41 General Electric Fewer than 5
41 GlaxoSmithKline Fewer than 5
41 Gleeds Fewer than 5
41 Haart Fewer than 5
41 Hampshire County Council Fewer than 5
41 Harrods Fewer than 5
41 Hertfordshire County Council Fewer than 5
41 Hewlett Packard Fewer than 5
41 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
41 House of Fraser Fewer than 5
41 IBM Fewer than 5
41 IKEA Fewer than 5
41 Imperial College London Fewer than 5
41 Imperial Tobacco Fewer than 5
41 Interserve Fewer than 5
41 JP Morgan Fewer than 5
41 Jurys Inn Fewer than 5
41 Just Eat Fewer than 5
41 Knight Frank Fewer than 5
41 KPMG Fewer than 5
41 Lambert Smith Hampton Fewer than 5
41 Lastminute.com Fewer than 5
41 Lidl Fewer than 5
41 Liverpool Victoria Fewer than 5
41 LivingSocial Fewer than 5
41 Loughborough College Fewer than 5
41 Louis Vuitton Fewer than 5
41 Luton Borough Council Fewer than 5
41 Madame Tussauds Fewer than 5
41 Marriott International Fewer than 5
41 Matalan Fewer than 5
41 Medway Council Fewer than 5
41 Merton Council Fewer than 5
41 Mitie Group Fewer than 5
41 Mondelez International Fewer than 5
41 Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) Fewer than 5
41 Moy Park Fewer than 5
41 MWH Global Fewer than 5
41 National Grid Fewer than 5
41 National Trust Fewer than 5
41 Natural England Fewer than 5
41 North Ayrshire Council Fewer than 5
41 North Lanarkshire Council Fewer than 5
41 Nuffield Health Fewer than 5
41 ofgem Fewer than 5
41 Paddy Power Betfair Fewer than 5
41 Parkwood Leisure Fewer than 5
41 Pets At Home Fewer than 5
41 Phones 4u Fewer than 5
41 Prudential Fewer than 5
41 QHotels Fewer than 5
41 Qinetiq Fewer than 5
41 Ralph Lauren Fewer than 5
41 Randstad Fewer than 5
41 Reading Borough Council Fewer than 5
41 Renfrewshire Council Fewer than 5
41 River Island Fewer than 5
41 Rolls-Royce Fewer than 5
41 Saga Fewer than 5
41 Sainsbury's Fewer than 5
41 Salvation Army Fewer than 5
41 Sanctuary Group Fewer than 5
41 Santander Fewer than 5
41 Serco Fewer than 5
41 Severn Trent Fewer than 5
41 Sheffield City Council Fewer than 5
41 Sky Fewer than 5
41 Sodexo Fewer than 5
41 Soletrader Fewer than 5
41 Sotheby's Fewer than 5
41 SSP Group Fewer than 5
41 Sweett Group Fewer than 5
41 Taylor Wimpey Fewer than 5
41 Ted Baker Fewer than 5
41 Thales Fewer than 5
41 Thames Water Fewer than 5
41 Transport For London Fewer than 5
41 TUI Travel Fewer than 5
41 Undisclosed Fewer than 5
41 United Utilities Fewer than 5
41 Univar Fewer than 5
41 Universal Utilities Fewer than 5
41 University of Derby Fewer than 5
41 University of Kent Fewer than 5
41 University of Lincoln Fewer than 5
41 University of Roehampton Fewer than 5
41 University of Wolverhampton Fewer than 5
41 Unspecified Fewer than 5
41 Vice Magazine Fewer than 5
41 Waitrose Fewer than 5
41 Willmott Dixon Fewer than 5
41 Workman Fewer than 5
41 Yorkshire Water 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.