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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 National Probation Service 65
2 Birmingham City Council 35
2 Essex County Council 35
4 Civil Service 30
4 Kent County Council 30
4 Leeds City Council 30
7 Lancashire County Council 25
8 Gloucestershire County Council 20
8 Hampshire County Council 20
8 Her Majesty's Government 20
8 Sheffield City Council 20
8 Surrey County Council 20
8 West Sussex County Council 20
14 Aberdeen City Council 15
14 Derbyshire County Council 15
14 Devon County Council 15
14 Fife Council 15
14 HM Treasury 15
14 Home Office 15
14 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 15
14 Ministry of Justice 15
14 National Audit Office 15
14 Nottingham County Council 15
14 Warwickshire County Council 15
25 Bristol City Council 10
25 Buckinghamshire County Council 10
25 Calderdale Council 10
25 Cambridgeshire County Council 10
25 Cardiff Council 10
25 Carmarthenshire County Council 10
25 Cheshire East Council 10
25 Coventry City Council 10
25 Darlington Borough Council 10
25 Department for Education 10
25 Department for Work & Pensions 10
25 Ealing Council 10
25 Hertfordshire County Council 10
25 House of Commons 10
25 Kirklees Council 10
25 Manchester City Council 10
25 Middlesbrough Council 10
25 Norfolk County Council 10
25 Northumberland County Council 10
25 Nottinghamshire County Council 10
25 Office For National Statistics (ONS) 10
25 Oldham Council 10
25 Rochdale Borough Council 10
25 Sandwell Council 10
25 Scottish Government 10
25 St Helens Council 10
25 Suffolk County Council 10
25 Wiltshire County Council 10
53 Aberdeenshire Council 5
53 Angus Council 5
53 Barnet Council 5
53 Barnsley Council Local Authority 5
53 Bath & North East Somerset Council 5
53 Bedford Borough Council 5
53 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council 5
53 Blackpool Council 5
53 Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council 5
53 Bracknell Forest Council 5
53 Bradford Council 5
53 Bridgend County Borough Council 5
53 Bury Council 5
53 Central Bedfordshire Council 5
53 City of York Council 5
53 Cornwall County Council 5
53 Cumbria County Council 5
53 Denbighshire County Council 5
53 Department for Communities and Local Government 5
53 Department for International Development 5
53 Department for Transport 5
53 Department of Energy and Climate Change 5
53 Department of Health 5
53 Derby City Council 5
53 Doncaster Council 5
53 Dorset County Council 5
53 Dundee City Council 5
53 Durham County Council 5
53 East Ayrshire Council 5
53 East Lothian Council 5
53 East Riding of Yorkshire Council 5
53 East Sussex County Council 5
53 Edinburgh City Council 5
53 Environment Agency 5
53 Falkirk Council 5
53 Financial Conduct Authority 5
53 Foreign & Commonwealth Office 5
53 Gateshead Council 5
53 Glasgow City Council 5
53 Haringey Council 5
53 Harrow Council 5
53 Hartlepool Borough Council 5
53 Highland Council 5
53 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) 5
53 Hull City Council 5
53 Isle of Wight Council 5
53 Leicester City Council 5
53 Leicestershire County Council 5
53 Lincolnshire County Council 5
53 Liverpool City Council 5
53 London Borough of Brent 5
53 London Borough of Bromley Council 5
53 London Borough of Croydon 5
53 London Borough of Lambeth 5
53 London Borough of Lewisham 5
53 London Borough of Sutton Council 5
53 Medway Council 5
53 Monmouthshire County Council 5
53 National Offender Management Office 5
53 Newcastle City Council 5
53 Newport City Council 5
53 North Ayrshire Council 5
53 North East Lincolnshire Council 5
53 North Lanarkshire Council 5
53 North Lincolnshire Council 5
53 North Somerset Council 5
53 North Tyneside Council 5
53 North Yorkshire County Council 5
53 Northamptonshire County Council 5
53 ofgem 5
53 Oxford City Council 5
53 Oxfordshire County Council 5
53 Perth & Kinross Council 5
53 Plymouth City Council 5
53 Police Scotland 5
53 Portsmouth City Council 5
53 Reading Borough Council 5
53 Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council 5
53 Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council 5
53 Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council 5
53 Rotherham Metropolitcan Borough Council 5
53 Royal Borough of Greenwich Coucil 5
53 Shropshire Council 5
53 Slough Borough Council 5
53 Somerset County Council 5
53 South Lanarkshire Council 5
53 Southampton City Council 5
53 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council 5
53 Staffordshire County Council 5
53 Stirling Council 5
53 Stoke-on-Trent City Council 5
53 Sunderland City Council 5
53 Swansea Council 5
53 Swindon Borough Council 5
53 Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council 5
53 Thames Valley Police 5
53 Thurrock Council 5
53 Wakefield Council 5
53 Warrington Borough Council 5
53 West Lothian Council 5
53 Westminster City Council 5
53 Wigan Council 5
53 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council 5
53 Wokingham Borough Council 5
53 Wolverhampton City Council 5
53 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.