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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.

Manufacturing

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Jaguar Land Rover 180
2 Rolls-Royce 160
3 BAE Systems 95
4 Hewlett Packard 75
5 GlaxoSmithKline 70
6 Ford 65
7 Qinetiq 45
7 Thales 45
9 MBDA 30
9 Unilever 30
11 Dyson 25
11 General Electric 25
11 Johnson Matthey 25
14 AstraZeneca 20
14 Bentley Motors 20
14 Cummins 20
14 Imagination Technologies 20
14 Lockheed Martin 20
14 Procter & Gamble 20
14 Selex ES 20
21 Airbus 15
21 ARM 15
21 Aston Martin 15
21 Intel Corporation 15
21 JCB 15
21 Randox Laboratories 15
21 Reckitt Benckiser 15
21 Sony 15
21 Tata Steel 15
30 AWE 10
30 Bakkavör 10
30 BMW 10
30 British Sugar 10
30 Caterpillar 10
30 Cavendish Nuclear 10
30 Delphi 10
30 Diageo 10
30 Electroimpact 10
30 Greencore Group 10
30 Intelligent Energy 10
30 Kerry Group 10
30 L'Oreal 10
30 McLaren 10
30 Mondelez International 10
30 Nestlé 10
30 Nissan 10
30 Ricardo 10
30 Triumph Motorcycles 10
30 Ultra Electronics 10
30 UTC Aerospace Systems 10
30 Zone Creations 10
52 2 Sisters Food Group 5
52 3M 5
52 Ace Winches 5
52 Air Products 5
52 AkzoNobel 5
52 Apetito 5
52 Associated British Foods 5
52 Baxter 5
52 BOC 5
52 Bosch 5
52 Broadcom 5
52 Cargill 5
52 CDE Global 5
52 Cobham 5
52 Controls and Data Services 5
52 Croda 5
52 DS Smith 5
52 Edwards 5
52 Eli Lilly 5
52 Evertz Microsystems 5
52 Games Workshop 5
52 General Dynamics 5
52 GKN Aerospace 5
52 Heineken 5
52 Howdens Joinery 5
52 Imperial Tobacco 5
52 INEOS 5
52 Johnson & Johnson 5
52 Kellogg's 5
52 MAHLE Powertrain 5
52 Mars 5
52 MedImmune 5
52 Moy Park 5
52 MSO Digital Agency 5
52 Norbrook Laboratories 5
52 OSBIT Power 5
52 Owen Mumford 5
52 Pall Corporation 5
52 Pfizer 5
52 Phillips 66 5
52 PZ Cussons 5
52 RB 5
52 Red Bull 5
52 Samsung 5
52 Sanofi 5
52 Schrader Electronics 5
52 Seagate Technology 5
52 SG Gaming 5
52 Siemens AG 5
52 Signalling Solutions 5
52 Smith & Nephew 5
52 SSI UK 5
52 Syngenta 5
52 Terex 5
52 Teva 5
52 Trelleborg Sealing Solutions 5
52 UK Greetings 5
52 United Biscuits 5
52 Unspecified 5
52 UOP 5
52 Vauxhall Motors 5
52 Vax 5
52 Wabtec 5
52 Wren Living 5
52 Xerox 5

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.