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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.

Health professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 330
2 Specsavers 225
3 Lloyds Pharmacy 125
4 Vision Express 50
5 Day Lewis Pharmacy 30
6 Gordons Chemist 20
6 Physio World 20
8 Clear Pharmacy 15
8 Cohens Chemist 15
8 Co-operative (Co-Op) 15
8 CVS Pharmacy 15
8 Medicare 15
8 Paydens Pharmacy 15
8 Priory Group 15
8 Tesco 15
16 Britannia Pharmacy 10
16 Lloyds Banking Group 10
16 Manor Pharmacy 10
16 Optical Express 10
16 Rowlands Pharmacy 10
16 Superdrug 10
16 Unspecified 10
16 Unspecified Pharmacy 10
16 Vets4Pets 10
25 Alliance Medical 5
25 Alpha Hospitals 5
25 Birmingham City Council 5
25 Bupa 5
25 Cambian Group 5
25 Cardiff University 5
25 Care UK 5
25 Clockwork Pharmacy 5
25 Communicourt 5
25 Community Pharmacy 5
25 Companion Care Vets 5
25 Creative Support 5
25 First Community Healthcare 5
25 Geloo Brothers 5
25 Green Light Pharmacies 5
25 Hillcrest Animal Hospital 5
25 InHealth 5
25 Jade Pharmacy 5
25 Kamsons Pharmacy 5
25 Knights Pharmacy 5
25 Medicx Pharmacy 5
25 Medivet 5
25 Norchem 5
25 PDSA 5
25 Pestle & Mortar 5
25 Pharmacy Plus 5
25 Portsmouth City Council 5
25 Safedale Pharmacy 5
25 SEQOL 5
25 Shuropody 5
25 Sirona Care & Health 5
25 Surrey County Council 5
25 Tesco Opticians 5
25 The Disabilities Trust 5
25 Unspecified Employer 5
25 Virgin 5
25 Westpoint Veterinary Group 5
25 Withheld 5
25 Words First 5
64 Aberdeen City Council Fewer than 5
64 Achieving for Children Fewer than 5
64 Addaction Fewer than 5
64 Age UK Fewer than 5
64 Ambitious About Autism Fewer than 5
64 Archway Academy Fewer than 5
64 Argent Rehabilitation Fewer than 5
64 Asda Fewer than 5
64 AstraZeneca Fewer than 5
64 Babcock Fewer than 5
64 Bedford Borough Council Fewer than 5
64 Beyond Autism Fewer than 5
64 British Army Fewer than 5
64 Buckinghamshire County Council Fewer than 5
64 Bury Council Fewer than 5
64 Busy Bees Fewer than 5
64 Cancer Research UK Fewer than 5
64 Capita Fewer than 5
64 Cedar Foundation Fewer than 5
64 Chevron Fewer than 5
64 Childhood First Fewer than 5
64 Cornwall County Council Fewer than 5
64 Cumbria County Council Fewer than 5
64 Danone Fewer than 5
64 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) Fewer than 5
64 Dundee City Council Fewer than 5
64 East Renfrewshire Council Fewer than 5
64 East Sussex County Council Fewer than 5
64 Edinburgh City Council Fewer than 5
64 Falkirk Council Fewer than 5
64 Family Mosaic Fewer than 5
64 GlaxoSmithKline Fewer than 5
64 Hampshire County Council Fewer than 5
64 Hartlepool Borough Council Fewer than 5
64 Hartpury College Fewer than 5
64 Her Majesty's Government Fewer than 5
64 Hertfordshire County Council Fewer than 5
64 ID Medical Fewer than 5
64 Inspire Fewer than 5
64 Johnson & Johnson Fewer than 5
64 Kent County Council Fewer than 5
64 Kerry Group Fewer than 5
64 Kids Company Fewer than 5
64 Leeds City Council Fewer than 5
64 Leicester City Council Fewer than 5
64 LGC Group Fewer than 5
64 Lincolnshire County Council Fewer than 5
64 Liverpool City Council Fewer than 5
64 London Metropolitan University Fewer than 5
64 Medway Council Fewer than 5
64 Midlothian Council Fewer than 5
64 Mind Fewer than 5
64 Ministry of Defence (MOD) Fewer than 5
64 Monmouthshire County Council Fewer than 5
64 Morrisons Fewer than 5
64 MSO Digital Agency Fewer than 5
64 National Health Service (NHS) Fewer than 5
64 North Lanarkshire Council Fewer than 5
64 North Lincolnshire Council Fewer than 5
64 North Yorkshire County Council Fewer than 5
64 Nottinghamshire County Council Fewer than 5
64 Nuffield Health Fewer than 5
64 Partnerships in Care Fewer than 5
64 Pets At Home Fewer than 5
64 Pfizer Fewer than 5
64 Plymouth City Council Fewer than 5
64 Praxis Care Fewer than 5
64 Public Health England Fewer than 5
64 Pulse Fewer than 5
64 Queen's University Belfast Fewer than 5
64 Randstad Fewer than 5
64 Reckitt Benckiser Fewer than 5
64 Rethink Fewer than 5
64 Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council Fewer than 5
64 Robert Gordon University Fewer than 5
64 Rotherham Metropolitcan Borough Council Fewer than 5
64 Royal Navy Fewer than 5
64 Royal Veterinary College Fewer than 5
64 Scope Fewer than 5
64 Scottish Autism Fewer than 5
64 Second Step Fewer than 5
64 Serco Fewer than 5
64 Service Care Solutions Fewer than 5
64 Somerset County Council Fewer than 5
64 South Lanarkshire Council Fewer than 5
64 Spire Healthcare Fewer than 5
64 Together Trust Fewer than 5
64 Turning Point Fewer than 5
64 University College London Fewer than 5
64 University of Bristol Fewer than 5
64 University of Cambridge Fewer than 5
64 University of Leicester Fewer than 5
64 University of Lincoln Fewer than 5
64 University of Liverpool Fewer than 5
64 University of Oxford Fewer than 5
64 University of the West of England Bristol Fewer than 5
64 Warwickshire County Council Fewer than 5
64 West Dunbartonshire Council Fewer than 5
64 Wigan Council Fewer than 5
64 William Hill Fewer than 5
64 Wiltshire County Council Fewer than 5
64 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.