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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 – Wholesale, retail & vehicle repair

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 40
2 Aldi 20
2 Specsavers 20
4 Cohens Chemist 15
4 Hut Group 15
4 Lloyds Pharmacy 15
7 Co-operative (Co-Op) 10
7 Tesco 10
7 Vision Express 10
10 Asda 5
10 Boohoo 5
10 Geloo Brothers 5
10 Hollister 5
10 JD Sports 5
10 Lloyds Banking Group 5
10 Manor Pharmacy 5
10 Matalan 5
10 Medicx Pharmacy 5
10 Missguided 5
10 River Island 5
10 Sainsbury's 5
10 Superdrug 5
10 Tesco Opticians 5
10 Visage 5
25 Abercrombie & Fitch Fewer than 5
25 Adidas Fewer than 5
25 AllSaints Fewer than 5
25 B&Q Fewer than 5
25 Benefit Cosmetics Fewer than 5
25 Bidvest Fewer than 5
25 Burberry Fewer than 5
25 Cath Kidson Fewer than 5
25 Chanel Fewer than 5
25 Community Pharmacy Fewer than 5
25 Cotton Traders Fewer than 5
25 Estée Lauder Fewer than 5
25 Farmfoods Fewer than 5
25 Game Fewer than 5
25 Games Workshop Fewer than 5
25 H & M Fewer than 5
25 Halfords Fewer than 5
25 Holland & Barrett Fewer than 5
25 Iceland Fewer than 5
25 IKEA Fewer than 5
25 John Lewis Partnership Fewer than 5
25 Kamsons Pharmacy Fewer than 5
25 Kurt Geiger Fewer than 5
25 Laura Ashley Fewer than 5
25 Lidl Fewer than 5
25 Majestic Wine Fewer than 5
25 Marks & Spencer Fewer than 5
25 Morrisons Fewer than 5
25 O2 Fewer than 5
25 Pandora Fewer than 5
25 Primark Fewer than 5
25 Rowlands Pharmacy Fewer than 5
25 Schuh Fewer than 5
25 Shell Fewer than 5
25 Ted Baker Fewer than 5
25 Topshop Fewer than 5
25 Travis Perkins Fewer than 5
25 U P Global Sourcing Fewer than 5
25 Volkswagen Group Fewer than 5
25 Waitrose Fewer than 5
25 White Company 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.