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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 – Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 40
1 Royal Navy 40
3 British Army 20
4 Devon County Council 15
5 Bournemouth Borough Council 10
5 Cornwall County Council 10
5 Dorset County Council 10
5 Plymouth City Council 10
9 Bristol City Council 5
9 Civil Service 5
9 Environment Agency 5
9 Gloucestershire County Council 5
9 Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) 5
9 North Somerset Council 5
9 Somerset County Council 5
9 South Gloucestershire Council 5
9 Torbay Council 5
9 Wiltshire County Council 5
19 Defence Engineering and Science Group Fewer than 5
19 Her Majesty's Government Fewer than 5
19 HM Prison Service Fewer than 5
19 House of Commons Fewer than 5
19 Swindon Borough 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.