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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.

North East

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Hewlett Packard 20
2 Boots 15
2 Durham County Council 15
4 Accenture 10
4 Aecom 10
4 Darlington Borough Council 10
4 Durham University 10
4 Gateshead Council 10
4 Hartlepool Borough Council 10
4 Middlesbrough Council 10
4 Newcastle University 10
4 Northumberland County Council 10
4 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 10
4 Procter & Gamble 10
4 Sunderland City Council 10
4 Teach First 10
4 University of Sunderland 10
18 Aldi 5
18 AMEC 5
18 Arup 5
18 Asda 5
18 Atkins 5
18 B&Q 5
18 Baker Tilly 5
18 Balfour Beatty 5
18 Barclays 5
18 Deloitte 5
18 Department for Work & Pensions 5
18 Durham Constabulary 5
18 EDF Energy 5
18 Education Network 5
18 Ernst & Young 5
18 GlaxoSmithKline 5
18 Johnson Matthey 5
18 KPMG 5
18 Ladbrokes 5
18 Lloyds Pharmacy 5
18 Majestic Wine 5
18 McDonald's 5
18 National Probation Service 5
18 Newcastle City Council 5
18 Newcastle College 5
18 Nissan 5
18 Norchem 5
18 North Tyneside Council 5
18 Northumbria Police 5
18 Northumbria University 5
18 OSBIT Power 5
18 Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council 5
18 Scott Logic 5
18 South Tyneside Council 5
18 Specsavers 5
18 SSI UK 5
18 Vision Express 5
18 Vision for Education 5
56 3M Fewer than 5
56 4Children Fewer than 5
56 ABB Fewer than 5
56 Age UK Fewer than 5
56 Air Products Fewer than 5
56 AkzoNobel Fewer than 5
56 Amey Fewer than 5
56 Argos Fewer than 5
56 Aspire People Fewer than 5
56 Atos Fewer than 5
56 Barnardo's Fewer than 5
56 Bauer Media Fewer than 5
56 Bond Dickinson LLP Fewer than 5
56 BP Fewer than 5
56 British Airways Fewer than 5
56 Bureau Veritas Fewer than 5
56 Capgemini Fewer than 5
56 Capita Fewer than 5
56 Carillion Fewer than 5
56 Caterpillar Fewer than 5
56 Church of England Fewer than 5
56 Costain Fewer than 5
56 Covance Fewer than 5
56 Creative Support Fewer than 5
56 Cummins Fewer than 5
56 Department for Eduction Fewer than 5
56 DTZ Fewer than 5
56 DW Sports Fitness Fewer than 5
56 Ebiquity Fewer than 5
56 Enterprise Fewer than 5
56 Environment Agency Fewer than 5
56 Fairhurst Fewer than 5
56 Fenwick Fewer than 5
56 Foster Care Associates Fewer than 5
56 Galliford Try Fewer than 5
56 General Electric Fewer than 5
56 Gentoo Fewer than 5
56 Glebe Primary School Fewer than 5
56 Global Radio Fewer than 5
56 Grange Primary School Fewer than 5
56 GVA Fewer than 5
56 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
56 Hollister Fewer than 5
56 InHealth Fewer than 5
56 Interserve Fewer than 5
56 Irwin Mitchell Fewer than 5
56 ITV Fewer than 5
56 J D Wetherspoon Fewer than 5
56 Jacobs Engineering Fewer than 5
56 JN Bentley Fewer than 5
56 Just Eat Fewer than 5
56 Keepmoat Fewer than 5
56 KFC Fewer than 5
56 Labour Party Fewer than 5
56 Lafarge Tarmac Fewer than 5
56 Laura Ashley Fewer than 5
56 Lidl Fewer than 5
56 Lifestyle Fitness Fewer than 5
56 LivingSocial Fewer than 5
56 Malcolm Hollis Fewer than 5
56 Marks & Spencer Fewer than 5
56 Marriott International Fewer than 5
56 Mazars Fewer than 5
56 Monarch Recruitment Fewer than 5
56 Morgan Sindall Fewer than 5
56 Mott Macdonald Fewer than 5
56 MSO Digital Agency Fewer than 5
56 National Audit Office Fewer than 5
56 National Oilwell Varco Fewer than 5
56 Nationwide Fewer than 5
56 Natural England Fewer than 5
56 Newcastle University Students' Union Fewer than 5
56 Nigel Frank International Fewer than 5
56 Odeon Fewer than 5
56 Optical Express Fewer than 5
56 Parsons Brinckerhoff Fewer than 5
56 PDSA Fewer than 5
56 Physio World Fewer than 5
56 Pizza Express Fewer than 5
56 Premier Inn Fewer than 5
56 Princess Productions Fewer than 5
56 Priory Group Fewer than 5
56 Reed Fewer than 5
56 Rolls-Royce Fewer than 5
56 Rowlands Pharmacy Fewer than 5
56 Royal Mail Fewer than 5
56 Ryder Architecture Fewer than 5
56 Sainsbury's Fewer than 5
56 Schuh Fewer than 5
56 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
56 Sir Robert McAlpine Fewer than 5
56 Spar Fewer than 5
56 St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Fewer than 5
56 Taylor Wimpey Fewer than 5
56 Teaching Personnel Fewer than 5
56 Tesco Fewer than 5
56 Thermo Fisher Scientific Fewer than 5
56 Turner & Townsend Fewer than 5
56 Ubisoft Fewer than 5
56 United Parcel Service Fewer than 5
56 Unspecified Employer Fewer than 5
56 Victim Support Fewer than 5
56 Whitbread Fewer than 5
56 William Hill Fewer than 5
56 Withheld Fewer than 5
56 Workman Fewer than 5
56 Yerra Solutions 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.