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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.

Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 515
2 Deloitte 300
3 Ernst & Young 225
4 KPMG 215
5 Accenture 70
5 Grant Thornton 70
7 National Probation Service 65
8 BDO 60
9 Lloyds Banking Group 55
10 Baker Tilly 45
11 Barclays 40
11 IBM 40
13 Birmingham City Council 35
13 Capita 35
13 Essex County Council 35
13 Mazars 35
17 Civil Service 30
17 Kent County Council 30
17 Leeds City Council 30
20 Balfour Beatty 25
20 Lancashire County Council 25
20 Network Rail 25
20 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 25
20 Savills 25
20 Tesco 25
20 Towers Watson 25
27 Aecom 20
27 BAE Systems 20
27 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 20
27 Church of England 20
27 Gloucestershire County Council 20
27 Hampshire County Council 20
27 Her Majesty's Government 20
27 Home Office 20
27 HSBC 20
27 Mercer 20
27 Sheffield City Council 20
27 Surrey County Council 20
27 Turner & Townsend 20
27 West Sussex County Council 20
41 Aberdeen City Council 15
41 Aviva 15
41 BT 15
41 CBRE 15
41 Derbyshire County Council 15
41 Deutsche Bank 15
41 Devon County Council 15
41 EC Harris 15
41 Fife Council 15
41 HM Treasury 15
41 Jaguar Land Rover 15
41 Jones Lang Lasalle 15
41 Kier Group 15
41 Laing O'Rourke 15
41 Lambert Smith Hampton 15
41 Liverpool Hope University 15
41 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 15
41 Ministry of Justice 15
41 Mott Macdonald 15
41 National Audit Office 15
41 Nationwide 15
41 Nottingham County Council 15
41 Office For National Statistics (ONS) 15
41 Oliver Wyman 15
41 Quindell 15
41 Suffolk County Council 15
41 Transport For London 15
41 Unspecified 15
41 Vodafone 15
41 Warwickshire County Council 15
41 Zurich Financial Services 15
72 Amazon 10
72 Amey 10
72 Atkins 10
72 AXA 10
72 Bam Nuttall 10
72 Barnardo's 10
72 Bidwells 10
72 BlackRock 10
72 BMW 10
72 BNP Paribas 10
72 Bristol City Council 10
72 Buckinghamshire County Council 10
72 Calderdale Council 10
72 Cambridgeshire County Council 10
72 Capgemini 10
72 Cardiff Council 10
72 Carmarthenshire County Council 10
72 Cheshire East Council 10
72 Church of Scotland 10
72 Citi 10
72 Costain 10
72 Covance 10
72 Coventry City Council 10
72 Cushman & Wakefield 10
72 Darlington Borough Council 10
72 Department for Education 10
72 Department for Work & Pensions 10
72 DTZ 10
72 Ealing Council 10
72 Extern 10
72 Faithful & Gould 10
72 FDM 10
72 Ford 10
72 Friends Life 10
72 General Electric 10
72 GlaxoSmithKline 10
72 Goldman Sachs 10
72 Haines Watts 10
72 Hertfordshire County Council 10
72 House of Commons 10
72 Hymans Robertson 10
72 Intel Corporation 10
72 Interserve 10
72 Jacobs Engineering 10
72 JP Morgan 10
72 Kirklees Council 10
72 Knight Frank 10
72 London Metropolitan University 10
72 Mace 10
72 Malcolm Hollis 10
72 Manchester City Council 10
72 MBDA 10
72 Middlesbrough Council 10
72 Moore Stephens 10
72 Morgan Stanley 10
72 Newsquest 10
72 Newton Europe 10
72 Norfolk County Council 10
72 Northumberland County Council 10
72 Nottinghamshire County Council 10
72 Oldham Council 10
72 Oxford University Press 10
72 PA Consulting 10
72 Procter & Gamble 10
72 Reckitt Benckiser 10
72 Rochdale Borough Council 10
72 Rolls-Royce 10
72 Sandwell Council 10
72 Santander 10
72 Scottish Government 10
72 Skanska 10
72 Sky 10
72 Smith & Williamson 10
72 St Helens Council 10
72 Standard Life 10
72 Taylor Wimpey 10
72 Thales 10
72 Thomson Reuters 10
72 Wiltshire County Council 10
72 Workman 10

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.