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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.

South East – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 BAE Systems 35
2 Atkins 30
2 IBM 30
4 BP 25
4 Hewlett Packard 25
4 Thales 25
7 AWE 15
7 CGGVeritas 15
7 Evotec 15
7 Foster Wheeler 15
7 Microsoft 15
12 CGI Group 10
12 ExxonMobil 10
12 Lockheed Martin 10
12 Qinetiq 10
12 Technip 10
17 Air Products 5
17 AkzoNobel 5
17 Amey 5
17 Bam Nuttall 5
17 BG Group 5
17 Capgemini 5
17 Centrica 5
17 Cisco Systems 5
17 Costain 5
17 Culham Centre for Fusion Energy 5
17 Delphi 5
17 Dolphin Geophysical 5
17 EGS 5
17 Eli Lilly 5
17 Environment Agency 5
17 FDM 5
17 Fidessa 5
17 Fluor 5
17 Fujitsu 5
17 Gamma 5
17 General Electric 5
17 GlaxoSmithKline 5
17 Hampshire County Council 5
17 Holiday Extras 5
17 Instron 5
17 IRIS 5
17 Jacobs Engineering 5
17 KBR 5
17 Kent County Council 5
17 Laing O'Rourke 5
17 Mars 5
17 Matrix SCM 5
17 McLaren 5
17 Mondelez International 5
17 Mott Macdonald 5
17 Mouchel 5
17 National Grid 5
17 National Instruments 5
17 neftex 5
17 Netbuilder 5
17 Network Rail 5
17 Oxford Archaeology 5
17 Parsons Brinckerhoff 5
17 Peter Brett 5
17 Ramboll 5
17 Red Bull 5
17 Redwood Technologies 5
17 Ricardo 5
17 Santander 5
17 Schlumberger 5
17 Softcat 5
17 Sony 5
17 Sophos 5
17 Syngenta 5
17 Telefónica 5
17 Tessella 5
17 Thames Water 5
17 University of Kent 5
17 University of Oxford 5
17 University of Portsmouth 5
17 University of Southampton 5
17 URS 5
17 Virgin 5
17 Vodafone 5
81 3M Fewer than 5
81 Accenture Fewer than 5
81 Access Group Fewer than 5
81 Aker Solutions Fewer than 5
81 Allianz Insurance Fewer than 5
81 Altran UK Fewer than 5
81 AMEC Fewer than 5
81 American Express Fewer than 5
81 Argos Fewer than 5
81 Arqiva Fewer than 5
81 Arup Fewer than 5
81 Astrium Fewer than 5
81 Atos Fewer than 5
81 AXA Fewer than 5
81 B&Q Fewer than 5
81 Babcock Fewer than 5
81 Balfour Beatty Fewer than 5
81 Barclays Fewer than 5
81 BMT Group Fewer than 5
81 Bosch Fewer than 5
81 Bottomline Technologies Fewer than 5
81 British American Tobacco Fewer than 5
81 British Army Fewer than 5
81 Cavendish Nuclear Fewer than 5
81 Cobham Fewer than 5
81 Corporate Executive Board Company Fewer than 5
81 Covance Fewer than 5
81 CSC Fewer than 5
81 Dairy Crest Fewer than 5
81 DC Storm Fewer than 5
81 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) Fewer than 5
81 Deloitte Fewer than 5
81 E.ON Fewer than 5
81 Eaton Corporation Fewer than 5
81 EDF Energy Fewer than 5
81 Environmental Scientifics Group Fewer than 5
81 Ericsson Fewer than 5
81 European Space Agency Fewer than 5
81 Fat Face Fewer than 5
81 Financial Express Fewer than 5
81 Frazer-Nash Consultancy Fewer than 5
81 Fugro Fewer than 5
81 Gartner Fewer than 5
81 Gist Fewer than 5
81 GKN Aerospace Fewer than 5
81 GradWeb Fewer than 5
81 Hastings Direct Fewer than 5
81 Hazell Carr Fewer than 5
81 Henkel Fewer than 5
81 Hibu Fewer than 5
81 Home Retail Group Fewer than 5
81 HorizonMB Fewer than 5
81 HSBC Fewer than 5
81 Hyder Fewer than 5
81 Intel Corporation Fewer than 5
81 Intertek Fewer than 5
81 IRI Fewer than 5
81 JBA Consulting Fewer than 5
81 John Radcliffe Hospital Fewer than 5
81 Johnson & Johnson Fewer than 5
81 Kier Group Fewer than 5
81 Krome Technologies Fewer than 5
81 Lloyds Register Fewer than 5
81 Maidstone Hospital Fewer than 5
81 Mercedes-Benz Fewer than 5
81 Ministry of Defence (MOD) Fewer than 5
81 Morgan Advanced Matereials Fewer than 5
81 Morgan Sindall Fewer than 5
81 MWH Global Fewer than 5
81 National Health Service (NHS) Fewer than 5
81 National Trust Fewer than 5
81 Nestlé Fewer than 5
81 Newton Europe Fewer than 5
81 Novartis Fewer than 5
81 Open University Fewer than 5
81 Oracle Fewer than 5
81 Oxford Brookes University Fewer than 5
81 Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust Fewer than 5
81 Palgrave Macmillan Fewer than 5
81 Petrofac Fewer than 5
81 Portsmouth City Council Fewer than 5
81 PRA International Fewer than 5
81 Premier Foods Fewer than 5
81 Procter & Gamble Fewer than 5
81 RM Fewer than 5
81 Rolls-Royce Fewer than 5
81 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Fewer than 5
81 Royal Holloway, University of London Fewer than 5
81 Royal Navy Fewer than 5
81 Royal Sussex County Hospital Fewer than 5
81 Samsung Fewer than 5
81 Schindler Fewer than 5
81 Schneider Electric Fewer than 5
81 SDM Group Fewer than 5
81 SGS Fewer than 5
81 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
81 Southampton General Hospital Fewer than 5
81 Southampton Solent University Fewer than 5
81 Symantec Fewer than 5
81 Tesco Fewer than 5
81 Thermo Fisher Scientific Fewer than 5
81 Trader Media Group Fewer than 5
81 Unipart Fewer than 5
81 United Biscuits Fewer than 5
81 University of Reading Fewer than 5
81 Unspecified Fewer than 5
81 Unspecified Marketing Company Fewer than 5
81 Vinci Construction Fewer than 5
81 Vmware Fewer than 5
81 Waitrose Fewer than 5
81 Wood Group Fewer than 5
81 WSP Group Fewer than 5
81 Zurich Financial Services 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.