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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 – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 35
2 Civil Service 10
2 Environment Agency 10
4 British Army 5
4 Highways Agency 5
4 Lancashire County Council 5
4 Ministry of Justice 5
4 Royal Navy 5
9 Aberdeenshire Council Fewer than 5
9 Avon and Somerset Constabulary Fewer than 5
9 Birmingham City Council Fewer than 5
9 Bridgend County Borough Council Fewer than 5
9 Bristol City Council Fewer than 5
9 Cardiff Council Fewer than 5
9 Cheshire Constabulary Fewer than 5
9 City of London Corporation Fewer than 5
9 Department for Communities and Local Government Fewer than 5
9 Department for Work & Pensions Fewer than 5
9 Derbyshire Constabulary Fewer than 5
9 Derbyshire County Council Fewer than 5
9 Dundee City Council Fewer than 5
9 Durham Constabulary Fewer than 5
9 East Dunbartonshire Council Fewer than 5
9 East Riding of Yorkshire Council Fewer than 5
9 East Sussex County Council Fewer than 5
9 Enfield Council Fewer than 5
9 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Fewer than 5
9 General Medical Council Fewer than 5
9 Hampshire County Council Fewer than 5
9 Herefordshire County Council Fewer than 5
9 Home Office Fewer than 5
9 House of Commons Fewer than 5
9 Inverclyde Council Fewer than 5
9 Kent County Council Fewer than 5
9 Leeds City Council Fewer than 5
9 Leicester City Council Fewer than 5
9 Liverpool City Council Fewer than 5
9 Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley Fewer than 5
9 Metropolitan Police Fewer than 5
9 Natural Resources Wales Fewer than 5
9 Norfolk County Council Fewer than 5
9 North Somerset Council Fewer than 5
9 Northumbria Police Fewer than 5
9 Office For National Statistics (ONS) Fewer than 5
9 ofgem Fewer than 5
9 Perth & Kinross Council Fewer than 5
9 Police Scotland Fewer than 5
9 Portsmouth City Council Fewer than 5
9 Public Health England Fewer than 5
9 Royal Air Force (RAF) Fewer than 5
9 Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Fewer than 5
9 Serious Fraud Office Fewer than 5
9 South Ayrshire Council Fewer than 5
9 South Lanarkshire Council Fewer than 5
9 South Tyneside Council Fewer than 5
9 Staffordshire Police Fewer than 5
9 Suffolk County Council Fewer than 5
9 UK Parliament Fewer than 5
9 Valuation Office Agency Fewer than 5
9 Welsh Government Fewer than 5
9 West Lothian Council Fewer than 5
9 West Midlands Fire Service Fewer than 5
9 West Midlands Police Fewer than 5
9 Wigan Council Fewer than 5
9 Worcestershire County Council 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.