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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Lloyds Banking Group 55
2 Barclays 40
3 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 25
4 HSBC 20
4 Mercer 20
6 Aviva 15
6 Deutsche Bank 15
6 Nationwide 15
6 Zurich Financial Services 15
10 AXA 10
10 BlackRock 10
10 Citi 10
10 Friends Life 10
10 Goldman Sachs 10
10 Hymans Robertson 10
10 JP Morgan 10
10 Morgan Stanley 10
10 Santander 10
10 Standard Life 10
20 Aberdeen Asset Management 5
20 Allianz Insurance 5
20 American Express 5
20 Aon Hewitt 5
20 Bank of America 5
20 Bank of England 5
20 Barnett Waddingham 5
20 BNP Paribas 5
20 Capita 5
20 Capital One 5
20 Catlin 5
20 Close Brothers 5
20 Credit Suisse 5
20 Fidelity 5
20 General Electric 5
20 Legal & General 5
20 Prudential 5
20 Punter Southall 5
20 Schroders 5
20 Société Générale 5
20 State Street 5
20 UBS 5
20 Volkswagen Group 5
20 Yorkshire Building Society 5
44 1st Central Fewer than 5
44 Ageas Fewer than 5
44 AIG Fewer than 5
44 Aldermore Fewer than 5
44 Amlin Fewer than 5
44 Arthur J Gallagher Fewer than 5
44 Canopius Fewer than 5
44 Cigna Fewer than 5
44 Commerzbank Fewer than 5
44 Coventry Building Society Fewer than 5
44 deVere Fewer than 5
44 Diligenta Fewer than 5
44 Direct Line Fewer than 5
44 Hargreaves Lansdown Fewer than 5
44 Hastings Direct Fewer than 5
44 Henderson Global Investors Fewer than 5
44 ICAP Fewer than 5
44 IG Group Fewer than 5
44 Jardine Lloyd Thompson Fewer than 5
44 Lidl Fewer than 5
44 London Stock Exchange Fewer than 5
44 Macquarie Fewer than 5
44 MBNA Fewer than 5
44 Medical Defence Union Fewer than 5
44 Munich RE Fewer than 5
44 NFU Mutual Fewer than 5
44 Nomura Fewer than 5
44 Northern Trust Fewer than 5
44 Octopus Investments Fewer than 5
44 RSA Academy Fewer than 5
44 Saga Fewer than 5
44 Skipton Financial Services Fewer than 5
44 St James's Place Fewer than 5
44 Standard Chartered Bank Fewer than 5
44 Swinton Fewer than 5
44 Swiss Re Fewer than 5
44 Tesco Fewer than 5
44 TSB Fewer than 5
44 Undisclosed Fewer than 5
44 Willis Fewer than 5
44 Willis Group Fewer than 5
44 WorldRemit 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.