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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.

Other managers & proprietors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Enterprise 95
2 McDonald's 55
3 Amey 25
4 Premier Inn 20
5 Coral 15
5 Costa Coffee 15
5 J D Wetherspoon 15
5 Ladbrokes 15
5 Mitchells & Butlers 15
5 Whitbread 15
11 Hilton Hotels 10
11 William Hill 10
13 Aldi 5
13 Ask Italian 5
13 Barclays 5
13 BaxterStorey 5
13 Boots 5
13 BT 5
13 Burger King 5
13 Carluccio's 5
13 Crystal 5
13 David Lloyd 5
13 Domino's Pizza 5
13 Explore Learning 5
13 Foxtons 5
13 Greene King 5
13 Greenwich Leisure 5
13 Hewlett Packard 5
13 KFC 5
13 LA Fitness 5
13 Lidl 5
13 Lloyds Banking Group 5
13 Majestic Wine 5
13 Marks & Spencer 5
13 Marriott International 5
13 Nando's 5
13 Network Rail 5
13 Nuffield Health 5
13 Odeon 5
13 Parkwood Leisure 5
13 Pizza Express 5
13 Pizza Hut 5
13 Sainsbury's 5
13 Sheffield City Council 5
13 Starbucks 5
13 Subway 5
13 Tesco 5
13 Unspecified 5
13 Virgin 5
13 Vodafone 5
13 Waitrose 5
13 White Lodging 5
13 YMCA 5
54 Abercrombie & Fitch Fewer than 5
54 Aberdeen Asset Management Fewer than 5
54 Aberdeen City Council Fewer than 5
54 Aberdeenshire Council Fewer than 5
54 Aberystwyth University Fewer than 5
54 Acorn Fewer than 5
54 Aggregate Industries Fewer than 5
54 AllSaints Fewer than 5
54 Alton Towers Fewer than 5
54 Alvarez and Marsal Fewer than 5
54 Angus Council Fewer than 5
54 Apetito Fewer than 5
54 Arriva Fewer than 5
54 Asda Fewer than 5
54 B&Q Fewer than 5
54 Babcock Fewer than 5
54 BAE Systems Fewer than 5
54 Balfour Beatty Fewer than 5
54 Bentley Motors Fewer than 5
54 Betfred Fewer than 5
54 BGL Group Fewer than 5
54 Bidwells Fewer than 5
54 BNP Paribas Fewer than 5
54 BP Fewer than 5
54 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Fewer than 5
54 British Gas Fewer than 5
54 Cambridgeshire County Council Fewer than 5
54 Care UK Fewer than 5
54 Carphone Warehouse Fewer than 5
54 Centrica Fewer than 5
54 Chanel Fewer than 5
54 Chelsea F.C. Fewer than 5
54 Circle Housing Fewer than 5
54 Citi Fewer than 5
54 Clarks Fewer than 5
54 Cluttons Fewer than 5
54 Cobham Fewer than 5
54 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
54 Countrywide Fewer than 5
54 Coventry City Council Fewer than 5
54 De Vere Venues Fewer than 5
54 Debenhams Fewer than 5
54 Dentons Fewer than 5
54 Department for Communities and Local Government Fewer than 5
54 Disney Fewer than 5
54 Dixons Fewer than 5
54 DW Sports Fitness Fewer than 5
54 e2v Fewer than 5
54 East Sussex County Council Fewer than 5
54 Edge Hill University Fewer than 5
54 Edmundson Electrical Fewer than 5
54 EF Education First Fewer than 5
54 Elexon Fewer than 5
54 Estée Lauder Fewer than 5
54 Everton F.C. Fewer than 5
54 Farmfoods Fewer than 5
54 Fenwick Fewer than 5
54 Fossil Group Fewer than 5
54 Games Workshop Fewer than 5
54 General Electric Fewer than 5
54 Gentoo Fewer than 5
54 GlaxoSmithKline Fewer than 5
54 H & M Fewer than 5
54 Halfords Fewer than 5
54 Hampshire County Council Fewer than 5
54 Hamptons International Fewer than 5
54 Hartpury College Fewer than 5
54 Hertfordshire County Council Fewer than 5
54 Hilti Fewer than 5
54 Holiday Inn Fewer than 5
54 Hollister Fewer than 5
54 HSBC Fewer than 5
54 Interserve Fewer than 5
54 Jewson Fewer than 5
54 John Lewis Partnership Fewer than 5
54 Jurys Inn Fewer than 5
54 Just Eat Fewer than 5
54 King's College London Fewer than 5
54 Leaders Fewer than 5
54 Leicester City Council Fewer than 5
54 Liverpool Hope University Fewer than 5
54 LivingSocial Fewer than 5
54 London Metropolitan University Fewer than 5
54 Look Ahead Housing & Care Fewer than 5
54 L'Oreal Fewer than 5
54 Mace Fewer than 5
54 MBNA Fewer than 5
54 Medway Council Fewer than 5
54 Mercedes-Benz Fewer than 5
54 Merlin Entertainments Fewer than 5
54 Middlesex University Fewer than 5
54 Mott Macdonald Fewer than 5
54 Nestlé Fewer than 5
54 News International Fewer than 5
54 Next Fewer than 5
54 Noble Foods Fewer than 5
54 Northamptonshire County Council Fewer than 5
54 Nottinghamshire County Council Fewer than 5
54 one housing group Fewer than 5
54 Parexel Fewer than 5
54 Park Resorts Fewer than 5
54 Paul Smith Fewer than 5
54 Pendragon Fewer than 5
54 Penguin Random House Fewer than 5
54 PGL Fewer than 5
54 Post Office Fewer than 5
54 Qinetiq Fewer than 5
54 Renfrewshire Council Fewer than 5
54 River Island Fewer than 5
54 Rolls-Royce Fewer than 5
54 Royal Caribbean Fewer than 5
54 Royal Mail Fewer than 5
54 Santander Fewer than 5
54 Savills Fewer than 5
54 Scottish Government Fewer than 5
54 Shell Fewer than 5
54 Sky Fewer than 5
54 Soletrader Fewer than 5
54 South Ayrshire Council Fewer than 5
54 Spar Fewer than 5
54 Superdrug Fewer than 5
54 Superdry Fewer than 5
54 Synergy Group Fewer than 5
54 Taylor Wimpey Fewer than 5
54 Telegraph Media Group Fewer than 5
54 Thales Fewer than 5
54 Thamesview Fewer than 5
54 The Challenge Fewer than 5
54 Third Party Does Not Know Fewer than 5
54 Thistle Hotels Fewer than 5
54 Thomas Cook Fewer than 5
54 TJX Europe Fewer than 5
54 Together Trust Fewer than 5
54 Travelodge Fewer than 5
54 Travis Perkins Fewer than 5
54 U P Global Sourcing Fewer than 5
54 Unilever Fewer than 5
54 Unipart Fewer than 5
54 United Parcel Service Fewer than 5
54 University of East Anglia Fewer than 5
54 University of Kent Fewer than 5
54 University of Leeds Students' Union Fewer than 5
54 University of Nottingham Fewer than 5
54 University of Plymouth Fewer than 5
54 University of Portsmouth Fewer than 5
54 University of Sheffield Fewer than 5
54 University of Sussex Fewer than 5
54 University of West London Fewer than 5
54 Unspecified Employer Fewer than 5
54 Various Fewer than 5
54 Veolia Environmental Services Fewer than 5
54 Volkswagen Group Fewer than 5
54 West Lothian Council Fewer than 5
54 White Company Fewer than 5
54 WHSmith Fewer than 5
54 Wigan Council Fewer than 5
54 William H Brown Fewer than 5
54 Wood Group Fewer than 5
54 Yorkshire Housing Fewer than 5
54 Zurich Financial Services 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.