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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Lancashire County Council 25
2 KPMG 20
2 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 20
4 Deloitte 15
4 Manchester City Council 15
6 Cumbria County Council 10
6 Ernst & Young 10
6 Grant Thornton 10
6 Liverpool Hope University 10
6 National Probation Service 10
6 University of Bolton 10
12 Advanced Childcare 5
12 BAE Systems 5
12 Baker Tilly 5
12 Bank of America 5
12 Church of England 5
12 CLB Coopers 5
12 EC Harris 5
12 Gladman 5
12 Grayce 5
12 Greater Manchester Probation Service 5
12 Hut Group 5
12 ITV 5
12 Lancaster University 5
12 Manchester Metropolitan University 5
12 Merseyside Probation Trust 5
12 Oldham Council 5
12 Salford City Council 5
12 Sellafield 5
12 St Helens Council 5
12 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 5
12 Towers Watson 5
12 Wigan Council 5
34 Accenture Fewer than 5
34 Action For Children Fewer than 5
34 Adidas Fewer than 5
34 Agilisys Fewer than 5
34 Alpha Hospitals Fewer than 5
34 Alternative Futures Group Fewer than 5
34 AMEC Fewer than 5
34 Amey Fewer than 5
34 Arup Fewer than 5
34 Asons Solicitors Fewer than 5
34 AstraZeneca Fewer than 5
34 Balfour Beatty Fewer than 5
34 Bam Nuttall Fewer than 5
34 Barclays Fewer than 5
34 Barnardo's Fewer than 5
34 BDO Fewer than 5
34 Betfred Fewer than 5
34 Blackpool Council Fewer than 5
34 Blueprint Partnership Fewer than 5
34 Bolton Council Fewer than 5
34 Bouygues UK Fewer than 5
34 Bright Horizons Fewer than 5
34 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Fewer than 5
34 British Council Fewer than 5
34 British Gas Fewer than 5
34 BT Fewer than 5
34 Bupa Fewer than 5
34 Bury Council Fewer than 5
34 Capita Fewer than 5
34 Catch22 Fewer than 5
34 CGA Strategy Fewer than 5
34 Cheshire East Council Fewer than 5
34 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
34 Costain Fewer than 5
34 Croda Fewer than 5
34 David Wilson Homes Fewer than 5
34 Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Fewer than 5
34 Deutsche Bank Fewer than 5
34 DTZ Fewer than 5
34 Everton F.C. Fewer than 5
34 Fairbanks Environmental Fewer than 5
34 Fairhurst Fewer than 5
34 Faithful & Gould Fewer than 5
34 Fisher German Fewer than 5
34 Fujitsu Fewer than 5
34 Gillespies Fewer than 5
34 Gleeds Fewer than 5
34 GVA Fewer than 5
34 Haines Watts Fewer than 5
34 Halliwell Homes Fewer than 5
34 Havas Fewer than 5
34 Hewlett Packard Fewer than 5
34 HM Prison Service Fewer than 5
34 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
34 Home Office Fewer than 5
34 Home Retail Group Fewer than 5
34 ILX Group Fewer than 5
34 Informa Fewer than 5
34 Interserve Fewer than 5
34 Intertek Fewer than 5
34 Jacobs Engineering Fewer than 5
34 JD Sports Fewer than 5
34 Join the Dots Fewer than 5
34 Jones Lang Lasalle Fewer than 5
34 Kier Group Fewer than 5
34 Laing O'Rourke Fewer than 5
34 Liverpool John Moores University Fewer than 5
34 Manchester United Football Club Fewer than 5
34 Manpower Fewer than 5
34 Matalan Fewer than 5
34 Mazars Fewer than 5
34 MBNA Fewer than 5
34 Mercer Fewer than 5
34 Missguided Fewer than 5
34 Morgan Sindall Fewer than 5
34 Mott Macdonald Fewer than 5
34 Mouchel Fewer than 5
34 MRH Solicitors Fewer than 5
34 Nestlé Fewer than 5
34 Newsquest Fewer than 5
34 Osiris Projects Fewer than 5
34 PayStream Fewer than 5
34 Pearson Fewer than 5
34 Property Tectonics Fewer than 5
34 Purcell Fewer than 5
34 Reckitt Benckiser Fewer than 5
34 Reed Fewer than 5
34 Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Fewer than 5
34 Robert Jackson Solicitors Fewer than 5
34 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Fewer than 5
34 Royal Mail Fewer than 5
34 Saffery Champness Fewer than 5
34 Sainsbury's Fewer than 5
34 Sanderson Weatherall Fewer than 5
34 Santander Fewer than 5
34 Savills Fewer than 5
34 Selfridges Fewer than 5
34 SGS Fewer than 5
34 Shop Direct Group Fewer than 5
34 Smiths Gore Fewer than 5
34 Sodexo Fewer than 5
34 Sony Fewer than 5
34 Staffordshire County Council Fewer than 5
34 Syngenta Fewer than 5
34 Trafford Council Fewer than 5
34 Turner & Townsend Fewer than 5
34 UKFast Fewer than 5
34 Undisclosed Fewer than 5
34 Unilever Fewer than 5
34 United Utilities Fewer than 5
34 University of Central Lancashire Fewer than 5
34 University of Chester Fewer than 5
34 University of Liverpool Fewer than 5
34 University of Manchester Fewer than 5
34 Vinci Construction Fewer than 5
34 Virgin Fewer than 5
34 Warburtons Fewer than 5
34 Willmott Dixon Fewer than 5
34 Wood 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.