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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.

Financial & insurance

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Lloyds Banking Group 145
2 Barclays 100
3 HSBC 55
4 JP Morgan 45
4 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 45
6 Goldman Sachs 40
7 Citi 35
8 Bank of America 30
9 Morgan Stanley 25
9 Nationwide 25
9 Santander 25
12 Aviva 20
12 BlackRock 20
12 Credit Suisse 20
12 Deutsche Bank 20
12 Mercer 20
17 Standard Life 15
17 UBS 15
17 Zurich Financial Services 15
20 Allianz Insurance 10
20 AXA 10
20 Bank of England 10
20 BNP Paribas 10
20 Capital One 10
20 Friends Life 10
20 Hymans Robertson 10
20 IG Group 10
20 Nomura 10
29 1st Central 5
29 Aberdeen Asset Management 5
29 American Express 5
29 Aon Hewitt 5
29 Bank of New York 5
29 Barnett Waddingham 5
29 BNY Mellon 5
29 Capita 5
29 Catlin 5
29 Close Brothers 5
29 Commerzbank 5
29 Coutts 5
29 Equiniti 5
29 Fidelity 5
29 General Electric 5
29 Hargreaves Lansdown 5
29 Legal & General 5
29 London Stock Exchange 5
29 M&G Investments 5
29 Prudential 5
29 Punter Southall 5
29 Royal Bank of Canada 5
29 Schroders 5
29 Société Générale 5
29 State Street 5
29 Swinton 5
29 Tesco 5
29 ThinkMoney 5
29 Travelex 5
29 TSB 5
29 Volkswagen Group 5
29 Yorkshire Building Society 5
61 Ageas Fewer than 5
61 AIG Fewer than 5
61 AJ Bell Fewer than 5
61 Aldermore Fewer than 5
61 Amlin Fewer than 5
61 Arrows Group Fewer than 5
61 Arthur J Gallagher Fewer than 5
61 BGL Group Fewer than 5
61 Canopius Fewer than 5
61 Cigna Fewer than 5
61 Computershare Fewer than 5
61 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
61 Coventry Building Society Fewer than 5
61 Danske Bank Fewer than 5
61 deVere Fewer than 5
61 Diligenta Fewer than 5
61 Direct Line Fewer than 5
61 Domestic & General Fewer than 5
61 Halifax Fewer than 5
61 Hastings Direct Fewer than 5
61 Henderson Global Investors Fewer than 5
61 Hiscox Fewer than 5
61 ICAP Fewer than 5
61 Invesco Perpetual Fewer than 5
61 Jardine Lloyd Thompson Fewer than 5
61 Lazard Fewer than 5
61 Leeds Building Society Fewer than 5
61 Lidl Fewer than 5
61 Liverpool Victoria Fewer than 5
61 Lombard Risk Fewer than 5
61 Macquarie Fewer than 5
61 Markerstudy Fewer than 5
61 MBNA Fewer than 5
61 Medical Defence Union Fewer than 5
61 Metro Bank Fewer than 5
61 Munich RE Fewer than 5
61 MyCSP Fewer than 5
61 NFU Mutual Fewer than 5
61 Northern Trust Fewer than 5
61 Octopus Investments Fewer than 5
61 Pentland Group Fewer than 5
61 RBC Capital Markets Fewer than 5
61 RSA Academy Fewer than 5
61 Saga Fewer than 5
61 Skipton Financial Services Fewer than 5
61 St James's Place Fewer than 5
61 Standard Chartered Bank Fewer than 5
61 Student Loans Company Fewer than 5
61 Swiss Re Fewer than 5
61 Towergate Fewer than 5
61 Undisclosed Fewer than 5
61 Virgin Fewer than 5
61 Western Union Fewer than 5
61 Willis Fewer than 5
61 Willis Group Fewer than 5
61 WorldRemit Fewer than 5
61 WSP Group Fewer than 5
61 Yorkshire Bank 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.