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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.

North West – Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Lancashire County Council 35
2 Cheshire Constabulary 10
2 Cheshire East Council 10
2 Greater Manchester Police 10
2 Her Majesty's Government 10
2 Lancashire Constabularly 10
2 Liverpool City Council 10
2 Manchester City Council 10
2 Merseyside Police 10
2 Oldham Council 10
2 Rochdale Borough Council 10
2 St Helens Council 10
2 Wigan Council 10
14 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council 5
14 Blackpool Council 5
14 Bolton Council 5
14 Bury Council 5
14 Civil Service 5
14 Cumbria County Council 5
14 Environment Agency 5
14 Home Office 5
14 National Probation Service 5
14 Salford City Council 5
14 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 5
14 Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council 5
14 Warrington Borough Council 5
14 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council 5
28 General Medical Council Fewer than 5
28 Hertfordshire County Council Fewer than 5
28 Highways Agency Fewer than 5
28 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
28 Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley Fewer than 5
28 Ministry of Defence (MOD) Fewer than 5
28 Ministry of Justice Fewer than 5
28 National Offender Management Office Fewer than 5
28 Valuation Office Agency 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.