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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Lancashire County Council 25
2 Cheshire East Council 10
2 Her Majesty's Government 10
2 Manchester City Council 10
2 Oldham Council 10
2 Rochdale Borough Council 10
2 St Helens Council 10
8 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council 5
8 Blackpool Council 5
8 Bury Council 5
8 Cumbria County Council 5
8 Liverpool City Council 5
8 National Probation Service 5
8 Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council 5
8 Warrington Borough Council 5
8 Wigan Council 5
8 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council 5
18 Bolton Council Fewer than 5
18 Cheshire Constabulary Fewer than 5
18 Civil Service Fewer than 5
18 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
18 Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley Fewer than 5
18 Ministry of Justice Fewer than 5
18 Salford City Council Fewer than 5
18 Stockport Metropolitan Borough 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.