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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.

North West

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 BAE Systems 45
2 Lancashire County Council 40
3 Boots 35
4 Sellafield 30
5 Liverpool Hope University 25
6 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 20
6 Cumbria County Council 20
6 Deloitte 20
6 Enterprise 20
6 KPMG 20
6 Manchester City Council 20
6 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 20
13 Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 15
13 Aldi 15
13 AstraZeneca 15
13 Atkins 15
13 Co-operative (Co-Op) 15
13 FDM 15
13 Greater Manchester Police 15
13 Lloyds Pharmacy 15
13 Mott Macdonald 15
13 Specsavers 15
13 Tesco 15
13 Unilever 15
25 AMEC 10
25 Arup 10
25 Barclays 10
25 Ernst & Young 10
25 Grant Thornton 10
25 Hut Group 10
25 Jacobs Engineering 10
25 Laing O'Rourke 10
25 Liverpool John Moores University 10
25 Lloyds Banking Group 10
25 Manchester Metropolitan University 10
25 McDonald's 10
25 National Probation Service 10
25 Randstad 10
25 University of Bolton 10
25 University of Liverpool 10
25 University of Manchester 10
42 Abraham Guest Academy 5
42 Advanced Childcare 5
42 Allied Pharmacies 5
42 Alpha Hospitals 5
42 Alternative Futures Group 5
42 Amey 5
42 Asda 5
42 Assystem 5
42 Baker Tilly 5
42 Balfour Beatty 5
42 Bam Nuttall 5
42 Bank of America 5
42 Bentley Motors 5
42 Betfred 5
42 Blackpool Council 5
42 Bolton Council 5
42 Boohoo 5
42 Bupa 5
42 Bury Council 5
42 Capita 5
42 Cavendish Nuclear 5
42 Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 5
42 Cheshire East Council 5
42 Church of England 5
42 CLB Coopers 5
42 Codethink 5
42 Cohens Chemist 5
42 Costain 5
42 Cumbria Constabularly 5
42 EC Harris 5
42 Energus 5
42 Everton F.C. 5
42 Explore Learning 5
42 Fairbanks Environmental 5
42 Fat Media 5
42 Fujitsu 5
42 GHA Livigunn 5
42 Gladman 5
42 Grayce 5
42 Greater Manchester Probation Service 5
42 Havas 5
42 Hays 5
42 Hewlett Packard 5
42 Home Office 5
42 IBM 5
42 ITV 5
42 Jaguar Land Rover 5
42 JD Williams 5
42 Johnson Matthey 5
42 Kier Group 5
42 Lancaster University 5
42 Lancaster University Students' Union 5
42 Majestic Wine 5
42 Manor Pharmacy 5
42 Matalan 5
42 Merseyside Police 5
42 Merseyside Probation Trust 5
42 Morrisons 5
42 Mouchel 5
42 Myserscough Veterinary Group 5
42 National Health Service (NHS) 5
42 National Nuclear Laboratory 5
42 Ncc Group 5
42 Network Rail 5
42 North Liverpool Academy 5
42 Oldham Council 5
42 Osiris Projects 5
42 Parsons Brinckerhoff 5
42 Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 5
42 Physio World 5
42 Premier Sports 5
42 Property Tectonics 5
42 Reaseheath College 5
42 Redx Pharma 5
42 Reed 5
42 Rochdale Borough Council 5
42 Rolls-Royce 5
42 Rowlands Pharmacy 5
42 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 5
42 Royal Blackburn Hospital 5
42 Royal Bolton Hospital 5
42 Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust 5
42 Royal Mail 5
42 Royal Preston Hospital 5
42 Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School 5
42 Sainsbury's 5
42 Salford City Council 5
42 Salisbury District Hospital 5
42 Santander 5
42 Schuh 5
42 Shop Direct Group 5
42 Sodexo 5
42 Sony 5
42 St Helens Council 5
42 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 5
42 Teach First 5
42 Teaching Personnel 5
42 Thales 5
42 Topshop 5
42 Towers Watson 5
42 Trafford Council 5
42 TT Games 5
42 UK Biobank 5
42 UKFast 5
42 Undisclosed 5
42 United Utilities 5
42 University Hospital of South Manchester 5
42 University of Central Lancashire 5
42 University of Chester 5
42 URS 5
42 Virgin 5
42 Vision Express 5
42 Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 5
42 Wigan Council 5
42 William Hill 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.