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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Gloucestershire County Council 20
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 20
3 Devon County Council 15
3 Nationwide 15
5 Bristol City Council 10
5 Deloitte 10
5 Intel Corporation 10
5 KPMG 10
5 Wiltshire County Council 10
10 Aecom 5
10 Barclays 5
10 Bath & North East Somerset Council 5
10 BDO 5
10 Bishop Fleming 5
10 Capita 5
10 Church of England 5
10 Civil Service 5
10 Cornwall County Council 5
10 Dorset County Council 5
10 Ernst & Young 5
10 General Electric 5
10 HSBC 5
10 Imagine Publishing 5
10 Imperial Tobacco 5
10 JP Morgan 5
10 Lloyds Banking Group 5
10 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 5
10 National Probation Service 5
10 National Trust 5
10 Newsquest 5
10 Nisbets 5
10 North Somerset Council 5
10 Plymouth City Council 5
10 Savills 5
10 SEQOL 5
10 Smith & Williamson 5
10 Somerset County Council 5
10 Stride Treglown 5
10 Swindon Borough Council 5
10 UCAS 5
10 University of Bristol 5
10 Zurich Financial Services 5
43 Ageas Fewer than 5
43 Agilisys Fewer than 5
43 Allianz Insurance Fewer than 5
43 Amey Fewer than 5
43 Aon Hewitt Fewer than 5
43 Archant Fewer than 5
43 Atkins Fewer than 5
43 Avon and Somerset Constabulary Fewer than 5
43 AXA Fewer than 5
43 Babcock Fewer than 5
43 Baker Tilly Fewer than 5
43 Balfour Beatty Fewer than 5
43 Barnett Waddingham Fewer than 5
43 Bournemouth University Fewer than 5
43 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Fewer than 5
43 BT Fewer than 5
43 Care UK Fewer than 5
43 Carillion Fewer than 5
43 Cartus Fewer than 5
43 CGI Group Fewer than 5
43 CIL Management Consultants Fewer than 5
43 Conservative Party Fewer than 5
43 CRI Fewer than 5
43 CVS Pharmacy Fewer than 5
43 DTZ Fewer than 5
43 Dyson Fewer than 5
43 EDF Energy Fewer than 5
43 Enterprise Fewer than 5
43 Faithful & Gould Fewer than 5
43 Foster Care Associates Fewer than 5
43 Friends Life Fewer than 5
43 Galliford Try Fewer than 5
43 GKN Aerospace Fewer than 5
43 Grant Thornton Fewer than 5
43 Haines Watts Fewer than 5
43 Hargreaves Lansdown Fewer than 5
43 Highways Agency Fewer than 5
43 Hyder Fewer than 5
43 IPL Fewer than 5
43 ISG Pearce Fewer than 5
43 Jacobs Engineering Fewer than 5
43 Jones Lang Lasalle Fewer than 5
43 Lyons Davidson Solicitors Fewer than 5
43 Malcolm Hollis Fewer than 5
43 Mars Fewer than 5
43 MBDA Fewer than 5
43 Mott Macdonald Fewer than 5
43 National Grid Fewer than 5
43 Network Rail Fewer than 5
43 Ovo Energy Fewer than 5
43 Parsons Brinckerhoff Fewer than 5
43 Persimmon Homes Fewer than 5
43 Public Health England Fewer than 5
43 Pulse Fewer than 5
43 Punter Southall Fewer than 5
43 Qinetiq Fewer than 5
43 Reckitt Benckiser Fewer than 5
43 Rolls-Royce Fewer than 5
43 Saffery Champness Fewer than 5
43 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
43 Sirona Care & Health Fewer than 5
43 Smiths Gore Fewer than 5
43 South Gloucestershire Council Fewer than 5
43 St George's Hospital Fewer than 5
43 St James's Place Fewer than 5
43 Strutt & Parker Fewer than 5
43 Superdry Fewer than 5
43 Sword Apak Fewer than 5
43 Taylor Wimpey Fewer than 5
43 Thales Fewer than 5
43 TMP Worldiwde Fewer than 5
43 Towers Watson Fewer than 5
43 Tribal Fewer than 5
43 Twofour Group Fewer than 5
43 University of Exeter Fewer than 5
43 University of the West of England Bristol Fewer than 5
43 Watts Group Fewer than 5
43 Workman Fewer than 5
43 WYG Fewer than 5
43 Xxx Fewer than 5
43 Yorkshire Building Society 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.