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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.

Scotland – Education

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 City of Edinburgh Council 25
2 Fife Council 20
2 West Lothian Council 20
4 Aberdeenshire Council 15
4 Falkirk Council 15
4 Glasgow City Council 15
4 University of Edinburgh 15
4 University of Glasgow 15
9 East Lothian Council 10
9 East Renfrewshire Council 10
9 Midlothian Council 10
9 North Lanarkshire Council 10
9 Scottish Borders Council 10
9 South Ayrshire Council 10
9 Stirling Council 10
16 Angus Council 5
16 Balfron High School 5
16 Dumfries & Galloway Council 5
16 Dundee City Council 5
16 East Ayrshire Council 5
16 East Dunbartonshire Council 5
16 Edinburgh Napier University 5
16 Explore Learning 5
16 Glasgow School of Art 5
16 Inverclyde Council 5
16 New College Lanarkshire 5
16 North East Scotland College 5
16 Orkney Islands Council 5
16 Renfrewshire Council 5
16 Robert Gordon University 5
16 Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 5
16 Skills Development Scotland 5
16 South Lanarkshire Council 5
16 St Catherine's Primary School 5
16 St Mary's Primary School 5
16 University of Aberdeen 5
16 University of St Andrews 5
16 University of the West of Scotland 5
16 West Dunbartonshire Council 5
40 Aberdeen City Council Fewer than 5
40 British Council Fewer than 5
40 Clackmannanshire Council Fewer than 5
40 Edinburgh City Council Fewer than 5
40 Glasgow Kelvin College Fewer than 5
40 Highland Council Fewer than 5
40 Holy Family Primary School Fewer than 5
40 Ingeus Fewer than 5
40 North Ayrshire Council Fewer than 5
40 Perth & Kinross Council Fewer than 5
40 St Andrew's Primary School Fewer than 5
40 St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Fewer than 5
40 St Patrick's Primary School Fewer than 5
40 University of Dundee Fewer than 5
40 Unspecified Employer Fewer than 5
40 Westfield Primary School Fewer than 5
40 Withheld Fewer than 5
40 Woodhill Primary School 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.