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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 – Public administration & defence – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Kent County Council 30
2 Hampshire County Council 20
3 West Sussex County Council 15
4 Buckinghamshire County Council 10
4 National Probation Service 10
4 Surrey County Council 10
7 Bracknell Forest Council 5
7 East Sussex County Council 5
7 Isle of Wight Council 5
7 Medway Council 5
7 Office For National Statistics (ONS) 5
7 Oxford City Council 5
7 Oxfordshire County Council 5
7 Portsmouth City Council 5
7 Reading Borough Council 5
7 Slough Borough Council 5
7 Southampton City Council 5
7 Thames Valley Police 5
7 Wokingham Borough Council 5
20 Civil Service Fewer than 5
20 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Fewer than 5
20 Hampshire Constabulary Fewer than 5
20 Home Office Fewer than 5
20 Kent Police Fewer than 5
20 Milton Keynes Council Fewer than 5
20 Ministry of Defence (MOD) Fewer than 5
20 National Offender Management Office 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.