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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 – Manufacturing

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Hewlett Packard 40
2 Thales 25
3 AWE 15
3 BAE Systems 15
5 Lockheed Martin 10
5 Qinetiq 10
7 AkzoNobel 5
7 BMW 5
7 Cobham 5
7 Delphi 5
7 Eli Lilly 5
7 GlaxoSmithKline 5
7 Instron 5
7 Johnson & Johnson 5
7 Mars 5
7 McLaren 5
7 Mondelez International 5
7 National Instruments 5
7 Procter & Gamble 5
7 Red Bull 5
7 Ricardo 5
7 Rolls-Royce 5
7 Sony 5
7 Syngenta 5
7 Unilever 5
26 3M Fewer than 5
26 Amplifon Fewer than 5
26 Astrium Fewer than 5
26 Bosch Fewer than 5
26 British American Tobacco Fewer than 5
26 Cavendish Nuclear Fewer than 5
26 Coca Cola Fewer than 5
26 Dairy Crest Fewer than 5
26 Essentra Fewer than 5
26 Fujitsu Fewer than 5
26 General Electric Fewer than 5
26 GKN Aerospace Fewer than 5
26 Heineken Fewer than 5
26 Henkel Fewer than 5
26 Howdens Joinery Fewer than 5
26 Intel Corporation Fewer than 5
26 Mercedes-Benz Fewer than 5
26 Morgan Advanced Matereials Fewer than 5
26 Nestlé Fewer than 5
26 Novartis Fewer than 5
26 PepsiCo Fewer than 5
26 Pfizer Fewer than 5
26 Premier Foods Fewer than 5
26 Reckitt Benckiser Fewer than 5
26 RM Fewer than 5
26 Samsung Fewer than 5
26 Schindler Fewer than 5
26 Schneider Electric Fewer than 5
26 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
26 Thermo Fisher Scientific Fewer than 5
26 United Biscuits 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.