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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 – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Royal Navy 20
2 Tesco 10
3 Aldi 5
3 British Army 5
3 Enterprise 5
3 Lloyds Banking Group 5
3 Majestic Wine 5
3 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 5
3 University of Bath 5
3 University of Exeter 5
11 Abercrombie & Fitch Fewer than 5
11 Aecom Fewer than 5
11 Aggregate Industries Fewer than 5
11 Alacrity Foundation Fewer than 5
11 Allianz Insurance Fewer than 5
11 Apetito Fewer than 5
11 Asda Fewer than 5
11 Austin Reed Fewer than 5
11 B&Q Fewer than 5
11 Bam Nuttall Fewer than 5
11 Barclays Fewer than 5
11 Barnardo's Fewer than 5
11 Capita Fewer than 5
11 CEF Fewer than 5
11 Debenhams Fewer than 5
11 EDF Energy Fewer than 5
11 Edinburgh Woollen Mill Fewer than 5
11 Edmundson Electrical Fewer than 5
11 EE Fewer than 5
11 Explore Learning Fewer than 5
11 Faithful & Gould Fewer than 5
11 Falmouth University Fewer than 5
11 Farmfoods Fewer than 5
11 Fat Face Fewer than 5
11 General Electric Fewer than 5
11 Hollister Fewer than 5
11 Home Retail Group Fewer than 5
11 HSBC Fewer than 5
11 Interserve Fewer than 5
11 ISG Pearce Fewer than 5
11 John Lewis Partnership Fewer than 5
11 Joules Fewer than 5
11 JP Morgan Fewer than 5
11 Kier Group Fewer than 5
11 Lafarge Tarmac Fewer than 5
11 Lidl Fewer than 5
11 Marks & Spencer Fewer than 5
11 Matalan Fewer than 5
11 Network Rail Fewer than 5
11 New Look Fewer than 5
11 Next Fewer than 5
11 Pandora Fewer than 5
11 Plymouth City Council Fewer than 5
11 Rolls-Royce Fewer than 5
11 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Fewer than 5
11 Royal Mail Fewer than 5
11 Sainsbury's Fewer than 5
11 Spire Healthcare Fewer than 5
11 Staples Fewer than 5
11 Starcom MediaVest Fewer than 5
11 Taylor Wimpey Fewer than 5
11 TE Connectivity Fewer than 5
11 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
11 United Parcel Service Fewer than 5
11 University of St Mark & St John Fewer than 5
11 Waitrose Fewer than 5
11 Zurich Financial Services 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.