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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 – Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 35
2 Royal Navy 30
3 Gloucestershire County Council 20
4 Bristol City Council 15
4 Devon County Council 15
6 British Army 10
6 Civil Service 10
6 Cornwall County Council 10
6 North Somerset Council 10
6 Plymouth City Council 10
6 Somerset County Council 10
6 Wiltshire County Council 10
13 Avon and Somerset Constabulary 5
13 Bath & North East Somerset Council 5
13 Dorset County Council 5
13 Dorset Police 5
13 Environment Agency 5
13 National Probation Service 5
13 Swindon Borough Council 5
20 Highways Agency Fewer than 5
20 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
20 Medway Council Fewer than 5
20 National Crime Agency Fewer than 5
20 South Gloucestershire Council 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.