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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.

Professional, scientific & technical

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 530
2 Deloitte 320
3 KPMG 235
4 Ernst & Young 230
5 Atkins 140
6 Mott Macdonald 90
7 Grant Thornton 70
8 BDO 60
9 AMEC 55
9 Babcock 55
11 Baker Tilly 50
12 WSP Group 45
13 Mazars 35
13 Renishaw 35
15 Covance 30
16 Charles River Laboratories 20
16 LGC Group 20
16 Turner & Townsend 20
19 CVS Pharmacy 15
19 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 15
19 EC Harris 15
19 Faithful & Gould 15
19 Foster & Partners 15
19 Lambert Smith Hampton 15
19 Oliver Wyman 15
19 PA Consulting 15
19 Quindell 15
19 Siemens AG 15
29 ABB 10
29 Buro Happold 10
29 CGGVeritas 10
29 Energus 10
29 Fluor 10
29 Frazer-Nash Consultancy 10
29 Grontmij 10
29 Haines Watts 10
29 Hoare Lea 10
29 Hyder 10
29 IRIS 10
29 Lloyds Register 10
29 Malcolm Hollis 10
29 Met Office 10
29 Moore Stephens 10
29 National Nuclear Laboratory 10
29 Newton Europe 10
29 Parexel 10
29 PRA International 10
29 RPS Group 10
29 Smith & Williamson 10
29 Unspecified 10
29 Unspecified Employer 10
29 Vets4Pets 10
53 Addleshaw Goddard 5
53 AKQA 5
53 AKT II 5
53 ALcontrol 5
53 Alexander McQueen 5
53 Almac 5
53 Alvarez and Marsal 5
53 Assystem 5
53 Audit Scotland 5
53 Axiom 5
53 Bain & Company 5
53 Barton Willmore 5
53 BDP 5
53 Berkeley PR 5
53 Bishop Fleming 5
53 Blick Rothenberg 5
53 Boston Consulting Group 5
53 Branded3 5
53 Bureau Veritas 5
53 BuroHappold 5
53 Cancer Research UK 5
53 Capco 5
53 Carat 5
53 Carbon Trust 5
53 CGA Strategy 5
53 CHS Creative 5
53 CIL Management Consultants 5
53 Clifford Chance 5
53 CognoLink 5
53 Companion Care Vets 5
53 Corporate Executive Board Company 5
53 Cotswold Archaeology 5
53 Crowe Clark Whitehill 5
53 Curtins 5
53 Dalcour Maclearen 5
53 Dalziel and Pow 5
53 DCA Design International 5
53 Denton Associates 5
53 Design Bridge 5
53 Dixon Wilson 5
53 Doosan Babcock 5
53 Edelman 5
53 Elliott Wood 5
53 Environment Partnership 5
53 Environmental Scientifics Group 5
53 Equator 5
53 Eurofins Scienctific 5
53 Eversheds 5
53 Exova 5
53 Exposure 5
53 Fat Media 5
53 Fisher German 5
53 Four Communications 5
53 French Duncan 5
53 Freuds 5
53 FTI Consulting 5
53 Gardiner & Theobald 5
53 Gensler 5
53 GfK 5
53 GHA Livigunn 5
53 Gleeds 5
53 Golin 5
53 Gorkana 5
53 Gratterpalm 5
53 Grayce 5
53 Grayling 5
53 GVA 5
53 Halliday Fraser Munro 5
53 Havas 5
53 Haysmacintyre 5
53 Herbert Smith Freehills 5
53 Hillcrest Animal Hospital 5
53 HLM Architects 5
53 HW Fisher 5
53 Illumina 5
53 Imagination Technologies 5
53 Inspectorate International 5
53 Instinctif Partners 5
53 Intertek 5
53 Invest Lithuania 5
53 iProspect 5
53 Ipsos MORI 5
53 IRI 5
53 Irwin Mitchell 5
53 James Fisher Nuclear 5
53 JBA Consulting 5
53 JMP Consultants 5
53 Johnston Carmichael 5
53 KBR 5
53 Kingston Smith 5
53 L.E.K. Consulting 5
53 Lyons Davidson Solicitors 5
53 MacIntyre Hudson 5
53 Management Solutions 5
53 Max Fordham 5
53 MBDA 5
53 MC2 5
53 McCann 5
53 McKinsey & Company 5
53 MediaCom 5
53 Medivet 5
53 MedPharm 5
53 Meinhardt Group 5
53 Millward Brown 5
53 Mindshare 5
53 Mintel 5
53 MIRA 5
53 Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) 5
53 National Physical Laboratory 5
53 Natural England 5
53 North Highland Consulting 5
53 ORC International 5
53 Oxford Archaeology 5
53 PDSA 5
53 Periscopix 5
53 Peter Brett 5
53 PH Media Group 5
53 PRGX 5
53 Public Health England 5
53 Purcell 5
53 Quanticate 5
53 QuintilesIMS 5
53 Reeves 5
53 Research Partnership 5
53 Ricardo-AEA 5
53 Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) 5
53 Ridge & Partners 5
53 Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners 5
53 Romax Technology 5
53 RSK 5
53 RWS Group 5
53 Saffery Champness 5
53 Science & Technology Facilities Council 5
53 SDL International 5
53 Seven Hills 5
53 Silverbeck Rymer 5
53 Soletrader 5
53 Spring Studios 5
53 Starcom MediaVest 5
53 StarWorks Group 5
53 Stride Treglown 5
53 Sweett Group 5
53 The Big Word 5
53 Thermo Fisher Scientific 5
53 Thinking Juice 5
53 TMW Unlimited 5
53 TPS 5
53 TransPerfect 5
53 Transport Research Laboratory 5
53 UHY Hacker Young 5
53 Undisclosed 5
53 VCCP 5
53 Visiongain 5
53 Waterman Group 5
53 Watts Group 5
53 Weber Shandwick 5
53 Wellcome Trust 5
53 Wessex Archaeology 5
53 Westpoint Veterinary Group 5
53 Wilkins Kennedy 5
53 Wilkinson Eyre 5
53 Withheld 5
53 WS Atkins 5
53 WYG 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.