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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.

Manufacturing

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Jaguar Land Rover 195
2 Hewlett Packard 155
3 Rolls-Royce 115
4 BAE Systems 85
5 GlaxoSmithKline 50
6 Ford 35
6 General Electric 35
6 Thales 35
9 Airbus 30
9 Dyson 30
9 Procter & Gamble 30
9 Unilever 30
13 AstraZeneca 25
13 Johnson Matthey 25
13 MBDA 25
13 Qinetiq 25
13 Tata Steel 25
18 ARM 20
18 Bentley Motors 20
18 Cummins 20
18 Intel Corporation 20
18 Lockheed Martin 20
18 Nissan 20
24 Bakkavör 15
24 Caterpillar 15
24 Diageo 15
24 JCB 15
24 Mars 15
24 Nestlé 15
24 Randox Laboratories 15
24 Reckitt Benckiser 15
24 Triumph Motorcycles 15
33 Eli Lilly 10
33 Imagination Technologies 10
33 L'Oreal 10
33 Mondelez International 10
33 Schneider Electric 10
33 Selex ES 10
33 Siemens AG 10
33 Terex 10
33 Ultra Electronics 10
42 2 Sisters Food Group 5
42 3M 5
42 Abbott UK 5
42 AgustaWestland 5
42 Akuma Sports 5
42 Almac 5
42 Alstom 5
42 Aston Martin 5
42 AWE 5
42 BMW 5
42 BOC 5
42 Bombardier 5
42 BrewDog 5
42 Cavendish Nuclear 5
42 Cobham 5
42 Coca Cola 5
42 Cranswick plc 5
42 Croda 5
42 Cubis Industries 5
42 Cumimins 5
42 Dale Farm 5
42 Danone 5
42 Dawn Meats 5
42 Dell 5
42 DePuy Synthes 5
42 deVOL Kitchens 5
42 Dialog Semiconductor 5
42 Dow Corning 5
42 DS Smith 5
42 Dunbia 5
42 FP McCann 5
42 Greencore Group 5
42 Hobriba Mira 5
42 Intelligent Energy 5
42 Johnson & Johnson 5
42 Kerry Group 5
42 Laser Quantum 5
42 Leoni 5
42 Molson Coors 5
42 Moy Park 5
42 National Instruments 5
42 NCR 5
42 Northop Grumman 5
42 Novartis 5
42 PepsiCo 5
42 Pfizer 5
42 Phillips 66 5
42 Rainbow Productions 5
42 Ransomes Jacobsen 5
42 Raymarine Marine Electronics 5
42 Redx Pharma 5
42 Samworth Brothers 5
42 Sanofi 5
42 Sony 5
42 Tarmac 5
42 Tenmat 5
42 Thermo Fisher Scientific 5
42 United Biscuits 5
42 Vax 5
42 Wren Living 5
42 Xerox 5

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.