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Top Graduate Employers

The financial services industry continues to be the main recruiter of university graduates into professional employment. Filter the table below by region, industry and occupation.

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 530
2 Boots 365
3 Deloitte 320
4 KPMG 235
5 Ernst & Young 230
5 Specsavers 230
7 Jaguar Land Rover 180
8 Metropolitan Police 175
9 Rolls-Royce 160
10 Enterprise 150
10 Lloyds Banking Group 150
12 Atkins 140
13 BAE Systems 135
13 Teach First 135
15 British Army 130
15 Lloyds Pharmacy 130
15 Tesco 130
18 IBM 125
19 Accenture 120
20 Aecom 105
21 Barclays 100
22 Capita 90
22 Mott Macdonald 90
24 Aldi 85
24 Arup 85
24 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 85
27 BT 80
27 Hewlett Packard 80
27 Jacobs Engineering 80
30 Balfour Beatty 75
30 British Council 75
30 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 75
30 Network Rail 75
30 Unspecified 75
35 Explore Learning 70
35 GlaxoSmithKline 70
35 Grant Thornton 70
35 McDonald's 70
39 Amey 65
39 Ford 65
39 National Probation Service 65
39 Sky 65
43 BDO 60
43 FDM 60
43 Sainsbury's 60
46 AMEC 55
46 Babcock 55
46 BP 55
46 General Electric 55
46 HSBC 55
51 Baker Tilly 50
51 Birmingham City Council 50
51 Hampshire County Council 50
51 Majestic Wine 50
51 Vision Express 50
56 JP Morgan 45
56 Kent County Council 45
56 Lancashire County Council 45
56 Marks & Spencer 45
56 Qinetiq 45
56 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 45
56 Royal Navy 45
56 Thales 45
56 WSP Group 45
65 Amazon 40
65 CGI Group 40
65 Civil Service 40
65 Essex County Council 40
65 Fife Council 40
65 Goldman Sachs 40
65 Kier Group 40
65 Leeds City Council 40
65 MBDA 40
65 Police Scotland 40
65 Royal Air Force (RAF) 40
65 Transport For London 40
65 Withheld 40
78 Asda 35
78 Atos 35
78 Capgemini 35
78 Citi 35
78 Costain 35
78 John Lewis Partnership 35
78 Mazars 35
78 Renishaw 35
78 Schlumberger 35
78 Southampton Solent University 35
78 Surrey County Council 35
78 Vodafone 35
90 Bank of America 30
90 City of Edinburgh Council 30
90 Covance 30
90 Day Lewis Pharmacy 30
90 Home Office 30
90 Jet Programme 30
90 Laing O'Rourke 30
90 Lidl 30
90 Liverpool Hope University 30
90 Microsoft 30
90 Middlesex University 30
90 Royal Mail 30
90 Savills 30
90 Shell 30
90 Unilever 30
90 University of Oxford 30
90 Unspecified Employer 30
90 Virgin 30
90 Wood Group 30

These tables are compiled using data taken from the annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey (2013–14) conducted by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). Read more about the methodology of this study.