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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.

Accommodation & food – Other managers & proprietors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 McDonald's 55
2 Premier Inn 20
3 Costa Coffee 15
3 J D Wetherspoon 15
3 Mitchells & Butlers 15
3 Whitbread 15
7 Hilton Hotels 10
8 Ask Italian 5
8 BaxterStorey 5
8 Burger King 5
8 Carluccio's 5
8 Crystal 5
8 Domino's Pizza 5
8 Greene King 5
8 KFC 5
8 Marriott International 5
8 Nando's 5
8 Pizza Express 5
8 Pizza Hut 5
8 Starbucks 5
8 Subway 5
8 Unspecified 5
8 White Lodging 5
24 De Vere Venues Fewer than 5
24 Department for Communities and Local Government Fewer than 5
24 Holiday Inn Fewer than 5
24 Jurys Inn Fewer than 5
24 Park Resorts Fewer than 5
24 Thistle Hotels Fewer than 5
24 Travelodge Fewer than 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.