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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.

Wholesale, retail & vehicle repair – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Aldi 80
2 Tesco 55
3 Sainsbury's 45
4 Majestic Wine 40
5 Marks & Spencer 25
6 Asda 20
6 Boots 20
6 Lidl 20
9 Hollister 15
9 John Lewis Partnership 15
9 Waitrose 15
12 Abercrombie & Fitch 10
12 BHS 10
12 Morrisons 10
12 Primark 10
12 Topshop 10
17 AllSaints 5
17 Amazon 5
17 Argos 5
17 B&Q 5
17 Benefit Cosmetics 5
17 Carphone Warehouse 5
17 Co-operative (Co-Op) 5
17 Debenhams 5
17 Decathlon 5
17 Dixons 5
17 Dunelm Mill 5
17 Edmundson Electrical 5
17 EE 5
17 Farmfoods 5
17 Fat Face 5
17 Fenwick 5
17 Fossil Group 5
17 H & M 5
17 Halfords 5
17 Harrods 5
17 Holland & Barrett 5
17 Home Retail Group 5
17 Iceland 5
17 Jewson 5
17 Joules 5
17 Joy 5
17 Kurt Geiger 5
17 New Look 5
17 Next 5
17 Ocado 5
17 Pandora 5
17 River Island 5
17 Schuh 5
17 Specsavers 5
17 Superdrug 5
17 Toys R Us 5
17 Travis Perkins 5
17 Vodafone 5
55 Ann Summers Fewer than 5
55 Apple Fewer than 5
55 Arcadia Fewer than 5
55 Asos Fewer than 5
55 Austin Reed Fewer than 5
55 Barnardo's Fewer than 5
55 Body Shop Fewer than 5
55 BP Fewer than 5
55 Cath Kidson Fewer than 5
55 CEF Fewer than 5
55 Claire's Fewer than 5
55 Clarks Fewer than 5
55 Coast Fewer than 5
55 Costco Fewer than 5
55 Currys Fewer than 5
55 Edinburgh Woollen Mill Fewer than 5
55 Estée Lauder Fewer than 5
55 French Connection Fewer than 5
55 Game Fewer than 5
55 Games Workshop Fewer than 5
55 Greggs Fewer than 5
55 Hallmark Fewer than 5
55 Hendersons Fewer than 5
55 Hilti Fewer than 5
55 House of Fraser Fewer than 5
55 Hut Group Fewer than 5
55 IKEA Fewer than 5
55 Jack Wills Fewer than 5
55 JD Sports Fewer than 5
55 Just Eat Fewer than 5
55 Laura Ashley Fewer than 5
55 Lush Fewer than 5
55 Matalan Fewer than 5
55 Mercedes-Benz Fewer than 5
55 O2 Fewer than 5
55 Oasis Fewer than 5
55 Pendragon Fewer than 5
55 RS Components Fewer than 5
55 Screwfix Fewer than 5
55 Selfridges Fewer than 5
55 Spar Fewer than 5
55 Sports Direct Fewer than 5
55 Staples Fewer than 5
55 Starcom MediaVest Fewer than 5
55 Swarovski Fewer than 5
55 Ted Baker Fewer than 5
55 Thorntons Fewer than 5
55 TJX Europe Fewer than 5
55 Unipart Fewer than 5
55 White Stuff Fewer than 5
55 WHSmith Fewer than 5
55 Wickes Fewer than 5
55 Zara 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.