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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 – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Aldi 20
2 Tesco 10
3 Barclays 5
3 Boots 5
3 Enterprise 5
3 Hollister 5
3 Liverpool Guild of Students 5
3 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 5
3 Royal Mail 5
3 Sainsbury's 5
11 Asda Fewer than 5
11 B&Q Fewer than 5
11 Babcock Fewer than 5
11 BAE Systems Fewer than 5
11 Bank of America Fewer than 5
11 Bank of New York Fewer than 5
11 Barnardo's Fewer than 5
11 Barratt Developments Fewer than 5
11 Benefit Cosmetics Fewer than 5
11 Cath Kidson Fewer than 5
11 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
11 Costa Coffee Fewer than 5
11 EDF Energy Fewer than 5
11 Estée Lauder Fewer than 5
11 Explore Learning Fewer than 5
11 Game Fewer than 5
11 Holland & Barrett Fewer than 5
11 HSBC Fewer than 5
11 Hut Group Fewer than 5
11 Iceland Fewer than 5
11 JD Sports Fewer than 5
11 John Lewis Partnership Fewer than 5
11 Kellogg's Fewer than 5
11 Kurt Geiger Fewer than 5
11 Lafarge Tarmac Fewer than 5
11 Laing O'Rourke Fewer than 5
11 Lancaster University Students' Union Fewer than 5
11 Lidl Fewer than 5
11 Lloyds Banking Group Fewer than 5
11 Manchester City Council Fewer than 5
11 Marks & Spencer Fewer than 5
11 McDonald's Fewer than 5
11 Morrisons Fewer than 5
11 Myerscough College Fewer than 5
11 Norbert Dentressangle Fewer than 5
11 O2 Fewer than 5
11 Pandora Fewer than 5
11 Pareto Law Fewer than 5
11 Primark Fewer than 5
11 Redrow Homes Fewer than 5
11 River Island Fewer than 5
11 Santander Fewer than 5
11 Schuh Fewer than 5
11 Ted Baker Fewer than 5
11 ThinkMoney Fewer than 5
11 Topshop Fewer than 5
11 Total Fitness Fewer than 5
11 Travis Perkins Fewer than 5
11 United Parcel Service Fewer than 5
11 University of Central Lancashire Fewer than 5
11 Waitrose 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.