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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

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 British Army 115
2 Boots 45
3 BAE Systems 40
3 Hewlett Packard 40
3 Kent County Council 40
6 Hampshire County Council 35
7 Atkins 30
7 BP 30
7 Deloitte 30
7 IBM 30
7 Thales 30
12 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 25
12 Specsavers 25
14 Enterprise 20
14 Microsoft 20
14 Thames Valley Police 20
14 West Sussex County Council 20
18 AWE 15
18 CGGVeritas 15
18 Ernst & Young 15
18 Evotec 15
18 Explore Learning 15
18 ExxonMobil 15
18 Foster Wheeler 15
18 KPMG 15
18 Majestic Wine 15
18 Medway Council 15
18 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 15
18 Oxford University Press 15
18 Royal Navy 15
18 Southampton Solent University 15
18 Surrey County Council 15
18 Teach First 15
18 University of Oxford 15
18 Virgin 15
36 Bam Nuttall 10
36 Buckinghamshire County Council 10
36 Centrica 10
36 CGI Group 10
36 Costain 10
36 East Sussex County Council 10
36 Grant Thornton 10
36 Home Retail Group 10
36 Jacobs Engineering 10
36 Jigsaw School 10
36 John Lewis Partnership 10
36 Kent Police 10
36 Laing O'Rourke 10
36 Lloyds Pharmacy 10
36 Lockheed Martin 10
36 National Health Service (NHS) 10
36 Network Rail 10
36 Oxford Brookes University 10
36 Oxfordshire County Council 10
36 Portsmouth City Council 10
36 Qinetiq 10
36 Royal Sussex County Hospital 10
36 Santander 10
36 Southampton City Council 10
36 Southampton General Hospital 10
36 Technip 10
36 Tesco 10
36 University of Kent 10
36 University of Portsmouth 10
36 Vodafone 10
36 Zurich Financial Services 10
67 Abercrombie & Fitch 5
67 Accenture 5
67 Air Products 5
67 AkzoNobel 5
67 Allianz Insurance 5
67 Alpha Hospitals 5
67 American Express 5
67 Amey 5
67 Aon Hewitt 5
67 Argos 5
67 Atos 5
67 AXA 5
67 B&Q 5
67 Babcock 5
67 Baker Tilly 5
67 Balfour Beatty 5
67 Barclays 5
67 BDO 5
67 BG Group 5
67 BMW 5
67 Bracknell Forest Council 5
67 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 5
67 Busy Bees 5
67 Butlins 5
67 Canterbury College 5
67 Capgemini 5
67 Capita 5
67 Church of England 5
67 Cisco Systems 5
67 Cobham 5
67 Co-operative (Co-Op) 5
67 Covance 5
67 Crowe Clark Whitehill 5
67 CSC 5
67 Culham Centre for Fusion Energy 5
67 David Lloyd 5
67 Day Lewis Pharmacy 5
67 DC Storm 5
67 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 5
67 Delphi 5
67 Dolphin Geophysical 5
67 Eastbourne District General Hospital 5
67 EGS 5
67 Eli Lilly 5
67 Environment Agency 5
67 FDM 5
67 Fidessa 5
67 Fitness First 5
67 Fluor 5
67 Fujitsu 5
67 G4S 5
67 Gamma 5
67 General Electric 5
67 GlaxoSmithKline 5
67 Hampshire Constabulary 5
67 Hays 5
67 Holiday Extras 5
67 HSBC 5
67 Instron 5
67 IRIS 5
67 Isle of Wight Council 5
67 John Radcliffe Hospital 5
67 Johnson & Johnson 5
67 Kamsons Pharmacy 5
67 KBR 5
67 Kent University Students' Union 5
67 Kier Group 5
67 LA Fitness 5
67 Lakesmere 5
67 Laura Ashley 5
67 Lidl 5
67 Maidstone Hospital 5
67 Marks & Spencer 5
67 Mars 5
67 Matrix SCM 5
67 McDonald's 5
67 McLaren 5
67 Medivet 5
67 Medway NHS Foundation Trust 5
67 Mercedes-Benz 5
67 Milton Keynes Council 5
67 Mondelez International 5
67 Morgan Sindall 5
67 Mott Macdonald 5
67 Mouchel 5
67 MWH Global 5
67 National Grid 5
67 National Instruments 5
67 National Trust 5
67 neftex 5
67 Netbuilder 5
67 Newton Europe 5
67 Next 5
67 Nuffield Health 5
67 O2 5
67 Open University 5
67 Oxford Archaeology 5
67 Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust 5
67 Oxford University Students' Union 5
67 Palgrave Macmillan 5
67 Parsons Brinckerhoff 5
67 Paula Rose Manhattan 5
67 Paydens Pharmacy 5
67 Peter Brett 5
67 Physio World 5
67 Premier Sports 5
67 Procter & Gamble 5
67 Ramboll 5
67 Reading Borough Council 5
67 Red Bull 5
67 Redwood Technologies 5
67 Ricardo 5
67 RM 5
67 Rolls-Royce 5
67 Royal Air Force (RAF) 5
67 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 5
67 Royal Berkshire Hospital 5
67 Royal Mail 5
67 Royal Surrey Hospital 5
67 RWS Group 5
67 Sainsbury's 5
67 Savills 5
67 Schlumberger 5
67 Serco 5
67 Sir Herbert Leon Academy 5
67 Slough Borough Council 5
67 Smith & Williamson 5
67 Softcat 5
67 Solent NHS Trust 5
67 Sony 5
67 Sophos 5
67 Strutt & Parker 5
67 Surrey Police 5
67 Sussex Police 5
67 Syngenta 5
67 Taylor & Francis 5
67 Taylor Wimpey 5
67 Telefónica 5
67 Tessella 5
67 Thames Water 5
67 Together 5
67 Towers Watson 5
67 Toys R Us 5
67 Unilever 5
67 University of Reading 5
67 University of Southampton 5
67 University of Winchester 5
67 Unspecified 5
67 URS 5
67 Vision Express 5
67 Waitrose 5
67 Wellington College 5
67 West Berkshire Council 5
67 Wokingham Borough Council 5
67 WSP Group 5
67 Wycombe Abbey School 5
67 Xafinity 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.