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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 – Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Lancashire County Council 30
2 Cumbria County Council 15
2 Greater Manchester Police 15
2 Manchester City Council 15
5 National Probation Service 10
6 Bolton Council 5
6 Bury Council 5
6 Cheshire East Council 5
6 Cumbria Constabularly 5
6 Greater Manchester Probation Service 5
6 Home Office 5
6 Merseyside Police 5
6 Merseyside Probation Trust 5
6 Oldham Council 5
6 Salford City Council 5
6 St Helens Council 5
6 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 5
6 Trafford Council 5
6 Wigan Council 5
20 Blackpool Council Fewer than 5
20 British Army Fewer than 5
20 British Transport Police Fewer than 5
20 Department for Education Fewer than 5
20 Environment Agency Fewer than 5
20 HM Prison Service Fewer than 5
20 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
20 Rochdale Borough Council Fewer than 5
20 Staffordshire County Council 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.