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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.

Wholesale, retail & vehicle repair

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 365
2 Specsavers 230
3 Lloyds Pharmacy 130
4 Tesco 125
5 Aldi 85
6 Sainsbury's 60
7 Majestic Wine 50
7 Vision Express 50
9 Marks & Spencer 45
10 Amazon 40
11 John Lewis Partnership 35
12 Asda 30
12 Day Lewis Pharmacy 30
14 Co-operative (Co-Op) 25
14 Lidl 25
14 Waitrose 25
17 Abercrombie & Fitch 20
17 Gordons Chemist 20
17 Hollister 20
17 Home Retail Group 20
17 Morrisons 20
17 River Island 20
23 B&Q 15
23 Burberry 15
23 Clear Pharmacy 15
23 Cohens Chemist 15
23 Debenhams 15
23 H & M 15
23 Hut Group 15
23 Medicare 15
23 Next 15
23 Optical Express 15
23 Paydens Pharmacy 15
23 Superdrug 15
23 Topshop 15
36 Asos 10
36 BHS 10
36 Britannia Pharmacy 10
36 Carphone Warehouse 10
36 Farmfoods 10
36 Halfords 10
36 Harrods 10
36 House of Fraser 10
36 Joules 10
36 Kurt Geiger 10
36 Lloyds Banking Group 10
36 Manor Pharmacy 10
36 NET-A-PORTER 10
36 New Look 10
36 Paul Smith 10
36 Primark 10
36 Rowlands Pharmacy 10
36 Sports Direct 10
36 TJX Europe 10
36 Travis Perkins 10
36 Unspecified Pharmacy 10
57 ACHICA 5
57 Adidas 5
57 AllSaints 5
57 Apple 5
57 Arcadia 5
57 Argos 5
57 Arnold Clark 5
57 Austin Reed 5
57 Benefit Cosmetics 5
57 Body Shop 5
57 Boohoo 5
57 Chain Reaction Cycles 5
57 Chanel 5
57 Clarks 5
57 Clockwork Pharmacy 5
57 Coast 5
57 Community Pharmacy 5
57 Decathlon 5
57 Dixons 5
57 Dunelm Mill 5
57 e2v 5
57 Edmundson Electrical 5
57 EE 5
57 Estée Lauder 5
57 Fat Face 5
57 Fenwick 5
57 Fossil Group 5
57 Gap 5
57 Geloo Brothers 5
57 George 5
57 Green Light Pharmacies 5
57 Hallmark 5
57 Harvey Nichols 5
57 Hilti 5
57 Holland & Barrett 5
57 Hugo Boss 5
57 Iceland 5
57 Ideal World 5
57 IKEA 5
57 Imakr 5
57 Jack Wills 5
57 Jade Pharmacy 5
57 JD Sports 5
57 Jewson 5
57 Jimmy Choo 5
57 Joy 5
57 Just Eat 5
57 Kamsons Pharmacy 5
57 Karen Millen 5
57 Knights Pharmacy 5
57 Laura Ashley 5
57 Lush 5
57 Matalan 5
57 Medicx Pharmacy 5
57 Mercedes-Benz 5
57 Missguided 5
57 Nisbets 5
57 Noble Foods 5
57 Norchem 5
57 O2 5
57 Ocado 5
57 Pandora 5
57 Pendragon 5
57 Pestle & Mortar 5
57 Pharmacy Plus 5
57 QVC 5
57 Roland Mouret 5
57 RS Components 5
57 Safedale Pharmacy 5
57 Schuh 5
57 Selfridges 5
57 Superdry 5
57 Ted Baker 5
57 Telefónica 5
57 Tesco Opticians 5
57 Toys R Us 5
57 Unipart 5
57 Visage 5
57 Vodafone 5
57 White Stuff 5
57 Wickes 5
57 Withheld 5
57 Zara 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.