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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 – Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 British Army 90
2 Kent County Council 40
3 Hampshire County Council 25
3 Thames Valley Police 25
5 West Sussex County Council 20
6 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 15
6 Royal Navy 15
6 Surrey County Council 15
9 Buckinghamshire County Council 10
9 East Sussex County Council 10
9 Kent Police 10
9 Medway Council 10
9 National Probation Service 10
9 Portsmouth City Council 10
15 Bracknell Forest Council 5
15 British Transport Police 5
15 Hampshire Constabulary 5
15 Isle of Wight Council 5
15 Office For National Statistics (ONS) 5
15 Oxford City Council 5
15 Oxfordshire County Council 5
15 Reading Borough Council 5
15 Royal Air Force (RAF) 5
15 Slough Borough Council 5
15 Southampton City Council 5
15 Sussex Police 5
15 Wokingham Borough Council 5
28 Civil Service Fewer than 5
28 Environment Agency Fewer than 5
28 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Fewer than 5
28 Highways Agency Fewer than 5
28 HM Prison Service Fewer than 5
28 Home Office Fewer than 5
28 Milton Keynes Council Fewer than 5
28 National Offender Management Office Fewer than 5
28 Priory Group Fewer than 5
28 Surrey Police Fewer than 5
28 Unspecified 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.