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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 – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 British Army 95
2 Royal Air Force (RAF) 35
3 Royal Navy 30
4 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 10
5 Nottinghamshire County Council 5
6 Aberdeen City Council Fewer than 5
6 Aberdeenshire Council Fewer than 5
6 British Transport Police Fewer than 5
6 Civil Service Fewer than 5
6 Department for Education Fewer than 5
6 Department of Health Fewer than 5
6 Financial Conduct Authority Fewer than 5
6 HM Treasury Fewer than 5
6 Kent County Council Fewer than 5
6 London Borough of Havering Fewer than 5
6 Manchester City Council Fewer than 5
6 Metropolitan Police Fewer than 5
6 Plymouth City Council Fewer than 5
6 Thames Valley Police Fewer than 5
6 West Lothian Council Fewer than 5
6 Wolverhampton City 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.