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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 – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 British Army 80
2 Majestic Wine 15
3 Waitrose 10
4 Aldi 5
4 BHS 5
4 Explore Learning 5
4 Marks & Spencer 5
4 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 5
4 Network Rail 5
4 Royal Navy 5
4 Sainsbury's 5
4 Vodafone 5
13 Abercrombie & Fitch Fewer than 5
13 Amey Fewer than 5
13 Argos Fewer than 5
13 Arriva Fewer than 5
13 Asda Fewer than 5
13 Babcock Fewer than 5
13 BAE Systems Fewer than 5
13 Bakkavör Fewer than 5
13 Balfour Beatty Fewer than 5
13 Barclays Fewer than 5
13 Barratt Developments Fewer than 5
13 Benefit Cosmetics Fewer than 5
13 Boots Fewer than 5
13 Bouygues UK Fewer than 5
13 BP Fewer than 5
13 British Transport Police Fewer than 5
13 Carphone Warehouse Fewer than 5
13 Centrica Fewer than 5
13 Chiltern Railways Fewer than 5
13 Coast Fewer than 5
13 Costa Coffee Fewer than 5
13 Decathlon Fewer than 5
13 DHL Fewer than 5
13 Dixons Fewer than 5
13 EE Fewer than 5
13 Enterprise Fewer than 5
13 Game Fewer than 5
13 General Electric Fewer than 5
13 Gist Fewer than 5
13 H & M Fewer than 5
13 Hadlow College Fewer than 5
13 Halfords Fewer than 5
13 Hewlett Packard Fewer than 5
13 Hollister Fewer than 5
13 HSBC Fewer than 5
13 Iceland Fewer than 5
13 Jack Wills Fewer than 5
13 JD Sports Fewer than 5
13 John Lewis Partnership Fewer than 5
13 Johnson & Johnson Fewer than 5
13 Kent County Council Fewer than 5
13 KPMG Fewer than 5
13 Laing O'Rourke Fewer than 5
13 Lidl Fewer than 5
13 Lloyds Banking Group Fewer than 5
13 Mace Fewer than 5
13 Matchtech Group Fewer than 5
13 Matrix SCM Fewer than 5
13 McCarthy & Stone Fewer than 5
13 Mercedes-Benz Fewer than 5
13 Microsoft Fewer than 5
13 Morgan Sindall Fewer than 5
13 Next Fewer than 5
13 Primark Fewer than 5
13 Procter & Gamble Fewer than 5
13 Royal Air Force (RAF) Fewer than 5
13 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Fewer than 5
13 Selex ES Fewer than 5
13 Southampton Solent University Fewer than 5
13 Specsavers Fewer than 5
13 Subway Fewer than 5
13 Superdrug Fewer than 5
13 Swarovski Fewer than 5
13 Taylor Wimpey Fewer than 5
13 Tesco Fewer than 5
13 Thames Valley Police Fewer than 5
13 Thames Water Fewer than 5
13 TJX Europe Fewer than 5
13 Topshop Fewer than 5
13 Travelex Fewer than 5
13 Travelodge Fewer than 5
13 Unilever Fewer than 5
13 United Parcel Service Fewer than 5
13 University of Kent Fewer than 5
13 University of Southampton Fewer than 5
13 Unspecified Fewer than 5
13 Virgin Fewer than 5
13 Willmott Dixon 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.