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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 East – Manufacturing

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 BAE Systems 25
2 Qinetiq 20
2 Thales 20
4 Hewlett Packard 15
5 AWE 10
5 BMW 10
5 GlaxoSmithKline 10
5 McLaren 10
5 Ricardo 10
10 Air Products 5
10 AkzoNobel 5
10 Edwards 5
10 Evertz Microsystems 5
10 General Electric 5
10 Johnson & Johnson 5
10 Lockheed Martin 5
10 Mondelez International 5
10 Owen Mumford 5
10 Pall Corporation 5
10 Pfizer 5
10 Procter & Gamble 5
10 Red Bull 5
10 Rolls-Royce 5
10 Selex ES 5
10 Unilever 5
10 UOP 5
27 Airbus Fewer than 5
27 Bakkavör Fewer than 5
27 BOC Fewer than 5
27 British American Tobacco Fewer than 5
27 Cargill Fewer than 5
27 Cavendish Nuclear Fewer than 5
27 Cobham Fewer than 5
27 Cummins Fewer than 5
27 Delphi Fewer than 5
27 Eli Lilly Fewer than 5
27 General Dynamics Fewer than 5
27 GKN Aerospace Fewer than 5
27 Howdens Joinery Fewer than 5
27 Johnson Matthey Fewer than 5
27 Kimberly-Clark Fewer than 5
27 Lonza Biologics Fewer than 5
27 Mars Fewer than 5
27 Mercedes-Benz Fewer than 5
27 Nestlé Fewer than 5
27 Nissan Fewer than 5
27 Novartis Fewer than 5
27 PepsiCo Fewer than 5
27 Philips Fewer than 5
27 RB Fewer than 5
27 Reckitt Benckiser Fewer than 5
27 Samsung Fewer than 5
27 Sanofi Fewer than 5
27 Seagate Technology Fewer than 5
27 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
27 Sony Fewer than 5
27 Syngenta Fewer than 5
27 Tesla Motors Fewer than 5
27 Urenco Group Fewer than 5
27 Xerox 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.