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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 – Manufacturing

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 BAE Systems 45
2 Bentley Motors 20
3 AstraZeneca 15
3 Unilever 15
5 Sony 10
5 Thales 10
7 Cavendish Nuclear 5
7 Croda 5
7 GlaxoSmithKline 5
7 Jaguar Land Rover 5
7 Johnson Matthey 5
7 Kellogg's 5
7 PZ Cussons 5
7 Teva 5
15 Advanced Medical Solutions Fewer than 5
15 Associated British Foods Fewer than 5
15 Bakkavör Fewer than 5
15 Baxter Fewer than 5
15 BOC Fewer than 5
15 Eli Lilly Fewer than 5
15 Heineken Fewer than 5
15 Hewlett Packard Fewer than 5
15 Howdens Joinery Fewer than 5
15 Kerry Group Fewer than 5
15 Lonza Biologics Fewer than 5
15 Norbrook Laboratories Fewer than 5
15 Sanofi Fewer than 5
15 SG Gaming Fewer than 5
15 Urenco Group Fewer than 5
15 Vauxhall Motors 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.