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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.

Protective service occupations

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Metropolitan Police 35
2 British Army 30
3 Home Office 25
4 Thames Valley Police 20
5 Greater Manchester Police 15
5 Police Scotland 15
7 British Transport Police 10
7 Kent Police 10
7 Nottinghamshire Police 10
7 Royal Navy 10
11 Cumbria Constabularly 5
11 G4S 5
11 Hampshire Constabulary 5
11 Leicestershire Police 5
11 Merseyside Police 5
11 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 5
11 Norfolk Constabulary 5
11 North Yorkshire Police 5
11 Northamptonshire Police 5
11 Royal Air Force (RAF) 5
11 Scottish Prison Service 5
11 Serco 5
11 South Wales Police 5
11 Surrey Police 5
11 Sussex Police 5
11 UK Border Agency 5
11 West Mercia Police 5
11 West Midlands Police 5
11 West Yorkshire Police 5
30 Allianz Insurance Fewer than 5
30 Amazon Fewer than 5
30 Argos Fewer than 5
30 BuroHappold Fewer than 5
30 Capita Fewer than 5
30 Capital One Fewer than 5
30 Catch22 Fewer than 5
30 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) Fewer than 5
30 Glasgow 2014 Fewer than 5
30 HM Prison Service Fewer than 5
30 Humberside Police Fewer than 5
30 Lincolnshire County Council Fewer than 5
30 Lloyds Banking Group Fewer than 5
30 Ministry of Justice Fewer than 5
30 Next Fewer than 5
30 Pizza Hut Fewer than 5
30 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Fewer than 5
30 Shop Direct Group Fewer than 5
30 Sodexo Fewer than 5
30 Suffolk Constabulary Fewer than 5
30 Tesco Fewer than 5
30 WSP Group 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.