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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Gloucestershire County Council 20
2 Devon County Council 15
3 Bristol City Council 10
3 Wiltshire County Council 10
5 Bath & North East Somerset Council 5
5 Civil Service 5
5 Cornwall County Council 5
5 Dorset County Council 5
5 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 5
5 National Probation Service 5
5 North Somerset Council 5
5 Plymouth City Council 5
5 Somerset County Council 5
5 Swindon Borough Council 5
15 Avon and Somerset Constabulary Fewer than 5
15 Highways Agency Fewer than 5
15 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.