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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Lancashire County Council 25
2 Deloitte 20
2 KPMG 20
2 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 20
5 Liverpool Hope University 15
6 Cheshire East Council 10
6 Ernst & Young 10
6 Grant Thornton 10
6 Her Majesty's Government 10
6 Manchester City Council 10
6 Oldham Council 10
6 Rochdale Borough Council 10
6 St Helens Council 10
14 Aecom 5
14 AMEC 5
14 Amey 5
14 AstraZeneca 5
14 BAE Systems 5
14 Bank of America 5
14 Barclays 5
14 BDO 5
14 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council 5
14 Blackpool Council 5
14 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 5
14 Bruntwood 5
14 Bupa 5
14 Bury Council 5
14 Capita 5
14 CGA Strategy 5
14 Co-operative (Co-Op) 5
14 Cumbria County Council 5
14 Hut Group 5
14 ITV 5
14 JD Sports 5
14 Knight Frank 5
14 Lancaster University 5
14 Liverpool City Council 5
14 Manchester Metropolitan University 5
14 MC2 5
14 National Probation Service 5
14 Network Rail 5
14 Quindell 5
14 Sellafield 5
14 Silverbeck Rymer 5
14 Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council 5
14 Taylor Wimpey 5
14 TT Games 5
14 United Utilities 5
14 Warrington Borough Council 5
14 Wigan Council 5
14 Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council 5
14 Workman 5
53 Addaction Fewer than 5
53 Adecco Fewer than 5
53 Adidas Fewer than 5
53 Advanced Medical Solutions Fewer than 5
53 AIA Solicitors Fewer than 5
53 Asons Solicitors Fewer than 5
53 Atkins Fewer than 5
53 Baker Tilly Fewer than 5
53 Balfour Beatty Fewer than 5
53 Bam Nuttall Fewer than 5
53 Bentley Motors Fewer than 5
53 Betfred Fewer than 5
53 Bidvest Fewer than 5
53 Blueprint Partnership Fewer than 5
53 Bolton Council Fewer than 5
53 Carat Fewer than 5
53 Carillion Fewer than 5
53 Carter Law Fewer than 5
53 CH2M Hill Fewer than 5
53 Cheshire Constabulary Fewer than 5
53 Church of England Fewer than 5
53 Citizens Advice Fewer than 5
53 Civil Service Fewer than 5
53 Costain Fewer than 5
53 Cotton Traders Fewer than 5
53 Creative Support Fewer than 5
53 Crowe Clark Whitehill Fewer than 5
53 DHL Fewer than 5
53 Diligenta Fewer than 5
53 DWF Fewer than 5
53 EC Harris Fewer than 5
53 Environment Partnership Fewer than 5
53 Eversheds Fewer than 5
53 Exova Fewer than 5
53 Faithful & Gould Fewer than 5
53 Fat Media Fewer than 5
53 FDM Fewer than 5
53 Fisher German Fewer than 5
53 Fresh Group Fewer than 5
53 Galliford Try Fewer than 5
53 General Electric Fewer than 5
53 Graham Fewer than 5
53 Grayce Fewer than 5
53 GVA Fewer than 5
53 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
53 Horwich Farrelly Fewer than 5
53 ICS Fewer than 5
53 Interserve Fewer than 5
53 iProspect Fewer than 5
53 ISG Pearce Fewer than 5
53 Jacobs Engineering Fewer than 5
53 Jaguar Land Rover Fewer than 5
53 JC&A Solicitors Fewer than 5
53 JLL Fewer than 5
53 JMP Consultants Fewer than 5
53 Keepmoat Fewer than 5
53 Kellogg's Fewer than 5
53 Kier Group Fewer than 5
53 Laing O'Rourke Fewer than 5
53 Lambert Smith Hampton Fewer than 5
53 Lime Pictures Fewer than 5
53 Liquid Personnel Fewer than 5
53 Liverpool Guild of Students Fewer than 5
53 Liverpool John Moores University Fewer than 5
53 locality Fewer than 5
53 Lovell Fewer than 5
53 Mace Fewer than 5
53 Malcolm Hollis Fewer than 5
53 Manchester United Football Club Fewer than 5
53 Matalan Fewer than 5
53 Mazars Fewer than 5
53 MBNA Fewer than 5
53 McCann Fewer than 5
53 McCarthy & Stone Fewer than 5
53 Mercer Fewer than 5
53 Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley Fewer than 5
53 Ministry of Justice Fewer than 5
53 Morgan Sindall Fewer than 5
53 Morrisons Fewer than 5
53 Mott Macdonald Fewer than 5
53 MTA Solicitors Fewer than 5
53 Newsquest Fewer than 5
53 Persimmon Homes Fewer than 5
53 Places for People Fewer than 5
53 PRGX Fewer than 5
53 Reading Room Fewer than 5
53 Robert Walters Fewer than 5
53 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Fewer than 5
53 Salford City Council Fewer than 5
53 Sanofi Fewer than 5
53 Savills Fewer than 5
53 Scientific Analysis Laboratories Fewer than 5
53 Scottish Power Fewer than 5
53 Shell Fewer than 5
53 Sir Robert McAlpine Fewer than 5
53 Sony Fewer than 5
53 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council Fewer than 5
53 Swinton Fewer than 5
53 Together Trust Fewer than 5
53 Towers Watson Fewer than 5
53 Trinity Mirror Fewer than 5
53 UHY Hacker Young Fewer than 5
53 Unilever Fewer than 5
53 University of Central Lancashire Fewer than 5
53 University of Cumbria Fewer than 5
53 University of Liverpool Fewer than 5
53 Unspecified Fewer than 5
53 Wates 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.