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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.

Scotland – Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Police Scotland 40
2 Aberdeen City Council 20
2 Fife Council 20
4 Aberdeenshire Council 10
4 Edinburgh City Council 10
4 North Lanarkshire Council 10
4 Scottish Government 10
8 Angus Council 5
8 Dundee City Council 5
8 East Ayrshire Council 5
8 East Lothian Council 5
8 Falkirk Council 5
8 Glasgow City Council 5
8 Highland Council 5
8 North Ayrshire Council 5
8 Perth & Kinross Council 5
8 Renfrewshire Council 5
8 Scottish Prison Service 5
8 South Ayrshire Council 5
8 South Lanarkshire Council 5
8 Stirling Council 5
8 West Lothian Council 5
23 British Army Fewer than 5
23 City of Edinburgh Council Fewer than 5
23 Civil Service Fewer than 5
23 Clackmannanshire Council Fewer than 5
23 Department for Work & Pensions Fewer than 5
23 Dumfries & Galloway Council Fewer than 5
23 East Dunbartonshire Council Fewer than 5
23 East Renfrewshire Council Fewer than 5
23 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
23 Inverclyde Council Fewer than 5
23 Midlothian Council Fewer than 5
23 Ministry of Defence (MOD) Fewer than 5
23 ofgem Fewer than 5
23 Scottish Borders Council Fewer than 5
23 Serco Fewer than 5
23 West Dunbartonshire 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.