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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 West

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 BAE Systems 45
1 Lancashire County Council 45
3 Boots 40
4 Liverpool Hope University 30
5 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 25
5 Deloitte 25
7 Aldi 20
7 Bentley Motors 20
7 Enterprise 20
7 KPMG 20
7 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 20
7 Sellafield 20
7 Specsavers 20
14 Aecom 15
14 AMEC 15
14 Amey 15
14 AstraZeneca 15
14 Barclays 15
14 Cheshire East Council 15
14 Cohens Chemist 15
14 Hut Group 15
14 Jacobs Engineering 15
14 Lancaster University 15
14 Lloyds Pharmacy 15
14 Manchester City Council 15
14 McDonald's 15
14 Mott Macdonald 15
14 Oldham Council 15
14 TT Games 15
14 Unilever 15
31 Arup 10
31 Atkins 10
31 Capita 10
31 Cheshire Constabulary 10
31 Co-operative (Co-Op) 10
31 Cumbria County Council 10
31 Energus 10
31 Ernst & Young 10
31 FDM 10
31 Grant Thornton 10
31 Greater Manchester Police 10
31 Hays 10
31 Her Majesty's Government 10
31 ITV 10
31 Lancashire Constabularly 10
31 Liverpool City Council 10
31 Manchester Metropolitan University 10
31 Merseyside Police 10
31 National Nuclear Laboratory 10
31 Network Rail 10
31 Randstad 10
31 Rochdale Borough Council 10
31 Sony 10
31 St Helens Council 10
31 Teach First 10
31 Tesco 10
31 Thales 10
31 United Utilities 10
31 University of Liverpool 10
31 University of Manchester 10
31 Vision Express 10
31 Wigan Council 10
63 ABB 5
63 Advanced Medical Solutions 5
63 AllSaints 5
63 Alpha Hospitals 5
63 Ampersand 5
63 Asda 5
63 Atos 5
63 Avecto 5
63 Balfour Beatty 5
63 Bank of America 5
63 BDO 5
63 Betfred 5
63 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council 5
63 Blackpool Council 5
63 Bolton Council 5
63 Boohoo 5
63 Bright Future 5
63 Bruntwood 5
63 Bupa 5
63 Bury Council 5
63 Carillion 5
63 Cavendish Nuclear 5
63 CGA Strategy 5
63 Civil Service 5
63 Connex Education 5
63 Costa Coffee 5
63 Costain 5
63 Croda 5
63 Curtins 5
63 Degree 53 5
63 EDF Energy 5
63 Edge Hill University 5
63 Environment Agency 5
63 Environment Partnership 5
63 Everton F.C. 5
63 Explore Learning 5
63 Fat Media 5
63 Fujitsu 5
63 Galliford Try 5
63 Geloo Brothers 5
63 GHA Livigunn 5
63 GlaxoSmithKline 5
63 Havas 5
63 Hillcrest Animal Hospital 5
63 Hollister 5
63 Home Office 5
63 IBM 5
63 Interserve 5
63 Jaguar Land Rover 5
63 JD Sports 5
63 Johnson Matthey 5
63 Kellogg's 5
63 Kier Group 5
63 Knight Frank 5
63 Lime Pictures 5
63 Liverpool Guild of Students 5
63 Liverpool John Moores University 5
63 Lloyds Banking Group 5
63 Manchester United Football Club 5
63 Manor Pharmacy 5
63 Matalan 5
63 MC2 5
63 McCann 5
63 Medicx Pharmacy 5
63 Metronet UK 5
63 Missguided 5
63 Mouchel 5
63 Myerscough College 5
63 National Probation Service 5
63 Ncc Group 5
63 Osiris Projects 5
63 PH Media Group 5
63 Premier Inn 5
63 PZ Cussons 5
63 Quindell 5
63 Ramboll 5
63 Reed 5
63 River Island 5
63 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 5
63 Royal Mail 5
63 Sainsbury's 5
63 Salford City Council 5
63 Siemens AG 5
63 Silverbeck Rymer 5
63 Softcat 5
63 St Joseph's Catholic Primary School 5
63 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 5
63 Studio Distract 5
63 Superdrug 5
63 Swinton 5
63 Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council 5
63 Taylor Wimpey 5
63 Tesco Opticians 5
63 Teva 5
63 ThinkMoney 5
63 Total Fitness 5
63 University of Bolton 5
63 University of Central Lancashire 5
63 University of Salford 5
63 Unspecified 5
63 Vets4Pets 5
63 Visage 5
63 Warrington Borough Council 5
63 William Hill 5
63 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council 5
63 Workman 5
63 WSP Group 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.