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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.

South East

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 British Army 95
2 Hampshire County Council 50
3 BAE Systems 45
4 Boots 40
4 Kent County Council 40
6 Southampton Solent University 35
7 Deloitte 30
7 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 30
7 University of Oxford 30
10 Atkins 25
10 IBM 25
10 Specsavers 25
10 Thames Valley Police 25
10 Vodafone 25
15 Balfour Beatty 20
15 Enterprise 20
15 Ernst & Young 20
15 Qinetiq 20
15 Surrey County Council 20
15 Thales 20
15 West Sussex County Council 20
22 AMEC 15
22 BP 15
22 CGI Group 15
22 East Sussex County Council 15
22 Explore Learning 15
22 Hewlett Packard 15
22 Jacobs Engineering 15
22 Laing O'Rourke 15
22 Lloyds Pharmacy 15
22 Majestic Wine 15
22 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 15
22 Network Rail 15
22 Oxford University Press 15
22 Portsmouth City Council 15
22 Royal Navy 15
37 Amey 10
37 AWE 10
37 Baker Tilly 10
37 BDO 10
37 BMW 10
37 Buckinghamshire County Council 10
37 Capita 10
37 CGGVeritas 10
37 Costain 10
37 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 10
37 ExxonMobil 10
37 Fluor 10
37 GlaxoSmithKline 10
37 Grant Thornton 10
37 Home Retail Group 10
37 Kent Police 10
37 KPMG 10
37 McLaren 10
37 Medway Council 10
37 Microsoft 10
37 National Probation Service 10
37 Netbuilder 10
37 Newton Europe 10
37 Paydens Pharmacy 10
37 Ricardo 10
37 Santander 10
37 Schlumberger 10
37 University of Portsmouth 10
37 University of Southampton 10
37 Virgin 10
37 Waitrose 10
68 1st Central 5
68 Aecom 5
68 Air Products 5
68 AkzoNobel 5
68 Aldi 5
68 Allianz Insurance 5
68 American Express 5
68 Arqiva 5
68 Atos 5
68 B&Q 5
68 Barclays 5
68 Barnardo's 5
68 Benefit Cosmetics 5
68 Berkeley PR 5
68 BG Group 5
68 BHS 5
68 Bidwells 5
68 Bracknell Forest Council 5
68 Bradfield College 5
68 Brandwatch 5
68 British Transport Police 5
68 Buckinghamshire New University 5
68 Bupa 5
68 Canterbury Christ Church University 5
68 Capgemini 5
68 CDK Global 5
68 Centrica 5
68 Church of England 5
68 Cisco Systems 5
68 Costa Coffee 5
68 Covance 5
68 Creative Assembly 5
68 CVS Pharmacy 5
68 Dalcour Maclearen 5
68 David Lloyd 5
68 Day Lewis Pharmacy 5
68 DHL 5
68 Domino's Pizza 5
68 Dynatrace 5
68 Edwards 5
68 Evertz Microsystems 5
68 Fidessa 5
68 First Community Healthcare 5
68 Friends Life 5
68 Fugro 5
68 Fujitsu 5
68 General Electric 5
68 Hadlow College 5
68 Hampshire Constabulary 5
68 Highways Agency 5
68 Hitachi 5
68 Hoare Lea 5
68 HSBC 5
68 InHealth 5
68 INTO 5
68 IRI 5
68 IRIS 5
68 Isle of Wight Council 5
68 Jack Wills 5
68 John Lewis Partnership 5
68 John Wallace Academy 5
68 Johnson & Johnson 5
68 K3 Retail 5
68 Kamsons Pharmacy 5
68 KBR 5
68 Kent University Students' Union 5
68 King's School 5
68 Legal & General 5
68 Lloyds Banking Group 5
68 Lockheed Martin 5
68 Marks & Spencer 5
68 McDonald's 5
68 MedPharm 5
68 Mercedes-Benz 5
68 Micro Focus International 5
68 Milton Keynes College 5
68 Mondelez International 5
68 Mott Macdonald 5
68 Mouchel 5
68 National Grid 5
68 NATS 5
68 Nuffield Health 5
68 Office For National Statistics (ONS) 5
68 Oracle 5
68 Owen Mumford 5
68 Oxford Archaeology 5
68 Oxford Brookes University 5
68 Oxford City Council 5
68 Oxfordshire County Council 5
68 Pall Corporation 5
68 Parkwood Leisure 5
68 Petrofac 5
68 Pfizer 5
68 Pinewood Studios Group 5
68 Premier Sports 5
68 Priory Group 5
68 Procter & Gamble 5
68 Ramboll 5
68 Reading Borough Council 5
68 Red Bull 5
68 Ricardo-AEA 5
68 Rolls-Royce 5
68 Royal Air Force (RAF) 5
68 RPS Group 5
68 RWS Group 5
68 Sainsbury's 5
68 Savills 5
68 Science & Technology Facilities Council 5
68 Selex ES 5
68 Slough Borough Council 5
68 Southampton City Council 5
68 Southampton Football Club 5
68 St Mary's Primary School 5
68 Sussex Police 5
68 Taylor Wimpey 5
68 Teach First 5
68 Technip 5
68 Tesco 5
68 Thames Water 5
68 Towers Watson 5
68 Transport Research Laboratory 5
68 Unilever 5
68 University of Brighton 5
68 University of Kent 5
68 University of Reading 5
68 University of Surrey 5
68 University of Sussex 5
68 University of Winchester 5
68 Unspecified Pharmacy 5
68 UOP 5
68 Vision Express 5
68 Volkswagen Group 5
68 Wellington College 5
68 Westminster Forum Projects 5
68 Whitbread 5
68 Wokingham Borough Council 5
68 Wood Group 5
68 WSP Group 5
68 Zurich Financial Services 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.