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Top Graduate Employers

The financial services industry is, for the third consecutive year, the main recruiter of university graduates into professional employment. You can filter the table below by region, industry and occupation.

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 445
2 Boots 390
3 Deloitte 330
4 KPMG 310
4 Specsavers 310
6 Ernst & Young 280
7 Jaguar Land Rover 195
8 Hewlett Packard 185
9 Accenture 175
9 Enterprise 175
11 Teach First 165
12 IBM 155
13 Atkins 150
14 BAE Systems 140
15 British Army 135
15 Lloyds Banking Group 135
15 Mott Macdonald 135
18 Lloyds Pharmacy 120
19 Rolls-Royce 115
20 Aecom 110
21 Arup 95
22 Capita 90
22 Tesco 90
24 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 85
25 Jacobs Engineering 80
25 Sky 80
27 Barclays 75
27 BT 75
27 FDM 75
27 Grant Thornton 75
27 Network Rail 75
27 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 75
33 Aldi 70
33 Amazon 70
33 JP Morgan 70
33 Kier Group 70
37 Explore Learning 65
37 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 65
39 Amey 60
39 Babcock 60
39 Vision Express 60
42 Balfour Beatty 55
42 BDO 55
42 Goldman Sachs 55
42 Laing O'Rourke 55
42 McDonald's 55
42 Royal Navy 55
42 Unspecified 55
49 British Council 50
49 Capgemini 50
49 General Electric 50
49 GlaxoSmithKline 50
49 HSBC 50
49 Lidl 50
49 Marks & Spencer 50
49 RSM 50
49 Transport For London 50
49 Virgin 50
59 Birmingham City Council 45
59 Civil Service 45
59 Sainsbury's 45
59 Vodafone 45
59 WSP Group 45
64 Arcadis 40
64 Asda 40
64 Carillion 40
64 Ford 40
64 Glasgow City Council 40
64 Kent County Council 40
64 Liverpool Hope University 40
64 Metropolitan Police 40
64 Police Scotland 40
64 Renishaw 40
64 University of Bedfordshire 40
75 Citi 35
75 Essex County Council 35
75 MBDA 35
75 Royal Air Force (RAF) 35
75 Santander 35
75 Southampton Solent University 35
75 Thales 35
82 Airbus 30
82 Atos 30
82 BP 30
82 CGI Group 30
82 Church of England 30
82 City of Edinburgh Council 30
82 Day Lewis Pharmacy 30
82 Dyson 30
82 Fife Council 30
82 Hampshire County Council 30
82 Her Majesty's Government 30
82 Interserve 30
82 Leeds City Council 30
82 Majestic Wine 30
82 Morgan Stanley 30
82 Procter & Gamble 30
82 QA 30
82 Savills 30
82 Sellafield 30
82 Shell 30
82 Siemens AG 30
82 Suffolk County Council 30
82 Unilever 30
82 Unspecified Employer 30
82 Unspecified Primary School 30
82 Willis Towers Watson 30

This table is compiled using data taken from the annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey (2014–15) conducted by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). Numbers are rounded to the nearest five in line with Higher Education Statistics Agency confidentiality requirements. Read more about how we compile these tables.