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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 – Manufacturing

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Rolls-Royce 30
2 Dyson 20
3 Qinetiq 15
4 General Electric 10
4 Intel Corporation 10
4 MBDA 10
7 Airbus 5
7 Apetito 5
7 BAE Systems 5
7 Broadcom 5
7 Cavendish Nuclear 5
7 Delphi 5
7 GKN Aerospace 5
7 Imperial Tobacco 5
7 Thales 5
7 Ultra Electronics 5
7 UTC Aerospace Systems 5
18 Bakkavör Fewer than 5
18 Cobham Fewer than 5
18 Edwards Fewer than 5
18 Electroimpact Fewer than 5
18 Hewlett Packard Fewer than 5
18 Imagination Technologies Fewer than 5
18 JCB Fewer than 5
18 Mars Fewer than 5
18 Reckitt Benckiser Fewer than 5
18 Selex ES Fewer than 5
18 TE Connectivity Fewer than 5
18 Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Fewer than 5
18 Wren Living 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.