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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.

Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Metropolitan Police 175
2 British Army 125
3 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 70
4 National Probation Service 65
5 Kent County Council 45
5 Royal Navy 45
7 Birmingham City Council 40
7 Civil Service 40
7 Essex County Council 40
7 Police Scotland 40
7 Royal Air Force (RAF) 40
12 Lancashire County Council 35
12 Leeds City Council 35
14 Home Office 30
15 Hampshire County Council 25
15 Her Majesty's Government 25
15 Ministry of Justice 25
15 Sheffield City Council 25
15 Surrey County Council 25
15 Thames Valley Police 25
21 Aberdeen City Council 20
21 Fife Council 20
21 Gloucestershire County Council 20
21 HM Treasury 20
21 Suffolk County Council 20
21 West Sussex County Council 20
27 Bristol City Council 15
27 Cardiff Council 15
27 Department for Education 15
27 Derbyshire County Council 15
27 Devon County Council 15
27 Environment Agency 15
27 Hertfordshire County Council 15
27 National Audit Office 15
27 National Offender Management Office 15
27 Nottingham County Council 15
27 Nottinghamshire County Council 15
27 Office For National Statistics (ONS) 15
27 Warwickshire County Council 15
40 Aberdeenshire Council 10
40 Bradford Council 10
40 British Transport Police 10
40 Buckinghamshire County Council 10
40 Calderdale Council 10
40 Cambridgeshire County Council 10
40 Carmarthenshire County Council 10
40 Cheshire Constabulary 10
40 Cheshire East Council 10
40 Cornwall County Council 10
40 Coventry City Council 10
40 Darlington Borough Council 10
40 Department for Work & Pensions 10
40 Durham County Council 10
40 Ealing Council 10
40 East Sussex County Council 10
40 Edinburgh City Council 10
40 Essex Police 10
40 Financial Conduct Authority 10
40 Greater Manchester Police 10
40 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) 10
40 House of Commons 10
40 Kent Police 10
40 Kirklees Council 10
40 Lancashire Constabularly 10
40 Leicester City Council 10
40 Lincolnshire County Council 10
40 Liverpool City Council 10
40 Manchester City Council 10
40 Medway Council 10
40 Merseyside Police 10
40 Middlesbrough Council 10
40 Norfolk County Council 10
40 North Lanarkshire Council 10
40 North Lincolnshire Council 10
40 North Somerset Council 10
40 North Yorkshire County Council 10
40 Northamptonshire County Council 10
40 Northumberland County Council 10
40 Oldham Council 10
40 Plymouth City Council 10
40 Portsmouth City Council 10
40 Rochdale Borough Council 10
40 Sandwell Council 10
40 Scottish Government 10
40 Somerset County Council 10
40 St Helens Council 10
40 Sussex Police 10
40 Wakefield Council 10
40 Wigan Council 10
40 Wiltshire County Council 10
91 Angus Council 5
91 Avon and Somerset Constabulary 5
91 Barnet Council 5
91 Barnsley Council Local Authority 5
91 Bath & North East Somerset Council 5
91 Bedford Borough Council 5
91 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council 5
91 Blackpool Council 5
91 Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council 5
91 Bolton Council 5
91 Bracknell Forest Council 5
91 Bridgend County Borough Council 5
91 Bury Council 5
91 Caerphilly County Borough Council 5
91 Central Bedfordshire Council 5
91 City of York Council 5
91 Cumbria County Council 5
91 Denbighshire County Council 5
91 Department for Communities and Local Government 5
91 Department for International Development 5
91 Department for Transport 5
91 Department of Energy and Climate Change 5
91 Department of Health 5
91 Derby City Council 5
91 Derbyshire Constabulary 5
91 Doncaster Council 5
91 Dorset County Council 5
91 Dorset Police 5
91 Dundee City Council 5
91 Durham Constabulary 5
91 East Ayrshire Council 5
91 East Lothian Council 5
91 East Riding of Yorkshire Council 5
91 Enfield Council 5
91 Falkirk Council 5
91 Foreign & Commonwealth Office 5
91 Gateshead Council 5
91 Glasgow City Council 5
91 Hampshire Constabulary 5
91 Haringey Council 5
91 Harrow Council 5
91 Hartlepool Borough Council 5
91 Hellenic Army 5
91 Herefordshire County Council 5
91 Highland Council 5
91 Highways Agency 5
91 HM Prison Service 5
91 Hull City Council 5
91 Isle of Wight Council 5
91 Leicestershire County Council 5
91 London Borough of Barking and Dagenham 5
91 London Borough of Brent 5
91 London Borough of Bromley Council 5
91 London Borough of Croydon 5
91 London Borough of Hounslow 5
91 London Borough of Lambeth 5
91 London Borough of Lewisham 5
91 London Borough of Newham Council 5
91 London Borough of Sutton Council 5
91 Luton Borough Council 5
91 Monmouthshire County Council 5
91 National Crime Agency 5
91 Newcastle City Council 5
91 Newport City Council 5
91 North Ayrshire Council 5
91 North East Lincolnshire Council 5
91 North Tyneside Council 5
91 Northamptonshire Police 5
91 Northumbria Police 5
91 ofgem 5
91 Oxford City Council 5
91 Oxfordshire County Council 5
91 Perth & Kinross Council 5
91 Reading Borough Council 5
91 Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council 5
91 Renfrewshire Council 5
91 Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council 5
91 Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council 5
91 Rotherham Metropolitcan Borough Council 5
91 Royal Borough of Greenwich Coucil 5
91 Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea 5
91 Salford City Council 5
91 Scottish Prison Service 5
91 Serious Fraud Office 5
91 Shropshire Council 5
91 Slough Borough Council 5
91 South Ayrshire Council 5
91 South Lanarkshire Council 5
91 South Tyneside Council 5
91 Southampton City Council 5
91 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council 5
91 Staffordshire County Council 5
91 Staffordshire Police 5
91 Stirling Council 5
91 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 5
91 Stoke-on-Trent City Council 5
91 Sunderland City Council 5
91 Swansea Council 5
91 Swindon Borough Council 5
91 Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council 5
91 Thurrock Council 5
91 UK Parliament 5
91 Unspecified 5
91 Vale of Glamorgan Council 5
91 Warrington Borough Council 5
91 Warwickshire Police 5
91 Welsh Government 5
91 West Lothian Council 5
91 West Mercia Police 5
91 West Midlands Fire Service 5
91 West Midlands Police 5
91 West Yorkshire Police 5
91 Westminster City Council 5
91 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council 5
91 Wokingham Borough Council 5
91 Wolverhampton City Council 5
91 Worcestershire County Council 5
91 Wrexham County Borough Council 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.