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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 West

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Babcock 40
2 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 35
3 Renishaw 30
3 Rolls-Royce 30
3 Royal Navy 30
3 Specsavers 30
7 Atkins 25
7 Boots 25
9 Devon County Council 20
9 Dyson 20
9 Gloucestershire County Council 20
9 Nationwide 20
9 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 20
14 Bristol City Council 15
14 Capita 15
14 Cornwall County Council 15
14 Enterprise 15
14 General Electric 15
14 JP Morgan 15
14 Qinetiq 15
21 BAE Systems 10
21 British Army 10
21 CGI Group 10
21 Civil Service 10
21 Deloitte 10
21 Dorset Software 10
21 Intel Corporation 10
21 IPL 10
21 KPMG 10
21 Lloyds Banking Group 10
21 Lloyds Pharmacy 10
21 MBDA 10
21 Met Office 10
21 North Somerset Council 10
21 Plymouth City Council 10
21 Somerset County Council 10
21 Tesco 10
21 University of Bristol 10
21 University of Exeter 10
21 University of the West of England Bristol 10
21 Wiltshire County Council 10
21 Zurich Financial Services 10
43 Aecom 5
43 Airbus 5
43 Alacrity Foundation 5
43 Aldi 5
43 Apetito 5
43 Arup 5
43 Avon and Somerset Constabulary 5
43 Balfour Beatty 5
43 Bam Nuttall 5
43 Barclays 5
43 Bath & North East Somerset Council 5
43 BDO 5
43 Bishop Fleming 5
43 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 5
43 Broadcom 5
43 BT 5
43 Buro Happold 5
43 BuroHappold 5
43 Cartus 5
43 Cavendish Nuclear 5
43 CHS Creative 5
43 Church of England 5
43 Costa Coffee 5
43 David Lloyd 5
43 Day Lewis Pharmacy 5
43 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 5
43 Delphi 5
43 Dorset County Council 5
43 Dorset Police 5
43 Double Negative Visual Effects 5
43 EDF Energy 5
43 Environment Agency 5
43 Ernst & Young 5
43 Explore Learning 5
43 Faithful & Gould 5
43 Falmouth University 5
43 Frazer-Nash Consultancy 5
43 GKN Aerospace 5
43 Hargreaves Lansdown 5
43 Hartpury College 5
43 Home Retail Group 5
43 HSBC 5
43 IBM 5
43 Imagine Publishing 5
43 Imperial Tobacco 5
43 Kier Group 5
43 Majestic Wine 5
43 Marlborough College 5
43 Mott Macdonald 5
43 National Probation Service 5
43 National Trust 5
43 Network Rail 5
43 Newsquest 5
43 Nisbets 5
43 Parsons Brinckerhoff 5
43 Premier Sports 5
43 Protocol Education 5
43 Public Health England 5
43 Ramboll 5
43 Savills 5
43 Schlumberger 5
43 SEQOL 5
43 Siemens AG 5
43 Sirona Care & Health 5
43 Smith & Williamson 5
43 Softwire 5
43 South Gloucestershire Council 5
43 South West Water 5
43 Sparx 5
43 Stride Treglown 5
43 Superdry 5
43 Swindon Borough Council 5
43 Sword Apak 5
43 Taylor Wimpey 5
43 Thales 5
43 Thinking Juice 5
43 UCAS 5
43 Ultra Electronics 5
43 Undisclosed 5
43 University of Bath 5
43 University of Gloucestershire 5
43 University of Plymouth 5
43 University of St Mark & St John 5
43 UTC Aerospace Systems 5
43 Vision Express 5
43 Wells Cathedral School 5
43 Wessex Water 5
43 Weston College 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.