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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 – Wholesale, retail & vehicle repair

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Specsavers 30
2 Boots 25
3 Lloyds Pharmacy 10
3 Tesco 10
5 Aldi 5
5 Day Lewis Pharmacy 5
5 Home Retail Group 5
5 Majestic Wine 5
5 Nisbets 5
5 Superdry 5
5 Vision Express 5
12 Abercrombie & Fitch Fewer than 5
12 ACHICA Fewer than 5
12 Asda Fewer than 5
12 Austin Reed Fewer than 5
12 B&Q Fewer than 5
12 BMW Fewer than 5
12 CEF Fewer than 5
12 Clarks Fewer than 5
12 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
12 Debenhams Fewer than 5
12 Edinburgh Woollen Mill Fewer than 5
12 Edmundson Electrical Fewer than 5
12 EE Fewer than 5
12 Farmfoods Fewer than 5
12 Fat Face Fewer than 5
12 Hilti Fewer than 5
12 Hollister Fewer than 5
12 John Lewis Partnership Fewer than 5
12 Joules Fewer than 5
12 Just Eat Fewer than 5
12 Laura Ashley Fewer than 5
12 Lidl Fewer than 5
12 Lush Fewer than 5
12 Marks & Spencer Fewer than 5
12 Matalan Fewer than 5
12 New Look Fewer than 5
12 Next Fewer than 5
12 Pandora Fewer than 5
12 Sainsbury's Fewer than 5
12 Screwfix Fewer than 5
12 Staples Fewer than 5
12 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
12 Travis Perkins Fewer than 5
12 Undisclosed Fewer than 5
12 Vodafone Fewer than 5
12 Waitrose Fewer than 5
12 Wickes 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.