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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 West

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Dyson 50
2 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 40
2 Royal Navy 40
4 Babcock 25
4 Renishaw 25
4 Rolls-Royce 25
7 Atkins 20
7 British Army 20
7 Specsavers 20
10 Boots 15
10 Devon County Council 15
10 MBDA 15
10 Met Office 15
10 Nationwide 15
10 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 15
16 Airbus 10
16 Arup 10
16 BAE Systems 10
16 Bournemouth Borough Council 10
16 BT 10
16 Cornwall County Council 10
16 Deloitte 10
16 Dorset County Council 10
16 EDF Energy 10
16 Enterprise 10
16 Gloucestershire County Council 10
16 IPL 10
16 IRESS 10
16 JP Morgan 10
16 Majestic Wine 10
16 National Health Service (NHS) 10
16 North Somerset Council 10
16 Plymouth City Council 10
16 Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 10
16 Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust 10
16 Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital 10
16 Salisbury District Hospital 10
16 Somerset County Council 10
16 Tesco 10
16 University of Bristol 10
16 Weston College 10
42 Abercrombie & Fitch 5
42 Aecom 5
42 AgustaWestland 5
42 Aldi 5
42 Altran UK 5
42 Assystem 5
42 BMT Group 5
42 Bristol City Council 5
42 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 5
42 Capita 5
42 Cavendish Nuclear 5
42 CGI Group 5
42 CH2M Hill 5
42 Civil Service 5
42 Defence Engineering and Science Group 5
42 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 5
42 Delphi 5
42 Dixons 5
42 Dorset Software 5
42 Environment Agency 5
42 Ernst & Young 5
42 Explore Learning 5
42 Falmouth University 5
42 Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios 5
42 Framestore 5
42 Frazer-Nash Consultancy 5
42 Frenchay Hospital 5
42 Friends Life 5
42 General Electric 5
42 Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) 5
42 Grant Thornton 5
42 Great Western Hospital 5
42 Hale Veterinary Group 5
42 Her Majesty's Government 5
42 Hewlett Packard 5
42 Imagination Technologies 5
42 Imagine Publishing 5
42 Immediate Media 5
42 Intel Corporation 5
42 KPMG 5
42 Lidl 5
42 Liverpool Victoria 5
42 Lloyds Banking Group 5
42 Lloyds Pharmacy 5
42 McDonald's 5
42 National Trust 5
42 Network Rail 5
42 Ovo Energy 5
42 Parsons Brinckerhoff 5
42 Pegasus Group 5
42 Public Health England 5
42 Rethink 5
42 Royal Bournemouth Hospital 5
42 Royal Mail 5
42 Royal United Hospital 5
42 Sainsbury's 5
42 Siemens AG 5
42 Smith & Williamson 5
42 South Gloucestershire Council 5
42 Southmead Hospital 5
42 Super Stars 5
42 Swindon Borough Council 5
42 Sword Apak 5
42 Teach First 5
42 Thales 5
42 Thorntons 5
42 Torbay Council 5
42 Towers Watson 5
42 Ultra Electronics 5
42 University of Bath 5
42 University of Exeter 5
42 University of Gloucestershire 5
42 University of Plymouth 5
42 University of the West of England Bristol 5
42 URS 5
42 UTC Aerospace Systems 5
42 Vision Express 5
42 Waitrose 5
42 Western Power Distribution 5
42 Wiltshire County Council 5
42 Working On Portfolio 5
42 Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 5
42 Zurich Financial Services 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.