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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 – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Jaguar Land Rover 165
2 Hewlett Packard 100
2 Rolls-Royce 100
4 BAE Systems 70
5 GlaxoSmithKline 35
6 Airbus 30
6 Ford 30
6 General Electric 30
6 Thales 30
10 Dyson 25
11 ARM 20
11 AstraZeneca 20
11 Cummins 20
11 Johnson Matthey 20
11 MBDA 20
11 Qinetiq 20
11 Tata Steel 20
11 Unilever 20
19 Bentley Motors 15
19 Caterpillar 15
19 JCB 15
19 Lockheed Martin 15
19 Procter & Gamble 15
19 Triumph Motorcycles 15
25 Bakkavör 10
25 Eli Lilly 10
25 Imagination Technologies 10
25 Intel Corporation 10
25 Mars 10
25 Mondelez International 10
25 Nestlé 10
25 Nissan 10
25 Randox Laboratories 10
25 Reckitt Benckiser 10
25 Selex ES 10
25 Siemens AG 10
25 Terex 10
38 2 Sisters Food Group 5
38 3M 5
38 Abbott UK 5
38 AgustaWestland 5
38 Almac 5
38 Alstom 5
38 Aston Martin 5
38 AWE 5
38 BOC 5
38 Bombardier 5
38 Cavendish Nuclear 5
38 Croda 5
38 Cubis Industries 5
38 Cumimins 5
38 Dell 5
38 DePuy Synthes 5
38 Diageo 5
38 Dialog Semiconductor 5
38 Dow Corning 5
38 Greencore Group 5
38 Hobriba Mira 5
38 Intelligent Energy 5
38 Laser Quantum 5
38 Leoni 5
38 National Instruments 5
38 NCR 5
38 Northop Grumman 5
38 Pfizer 5
38 Phillips 66 5
38 Ransomes Jacobsen 5
38 Raymarine Marine Electronics 5
38 Redx Pharma 5
38 Sanofi 5
38 Schneider Electric 5
38 Sony 5
38 Tenmat 5
38 Thermo Fisher Scientific 5
38 Ultra Electronics 5
38 Xerox 5
77 Actavis Fewer than 5
77 Alliance Medical Fewer than 5
77 Axiom Fewer than 5
77 BMW Fewer than 5
77 Boeing Fewer than 5
77 Bosch Fewer than 5
77 BrewDog Fewer than 5
77 British American Tobacco Fewer than 5
77 Cobham Fewer than 5
77 Coca Cola Fewer than 5
77 Coty Fewer than 5
77 Cranswick plc Fewer than 5
77 Dale Farm Fewer than 5
77 Dawn Meats Fewer than 5
77 Delphi Fewer than 5
77 DS Smith Fewer than 5
77 Dunbia Fewer than 5
77 FP McCann Fewer than 5
77 Gi Group Fewer than 5
77 Haribo Fewer than 5
77 Hilti Fewer than 5
77 Hoffmann-La Roche Fewer than 5
77 Hospira Fewer than 5
77 INEOS Fewer than 5
77 Innospec Fewer than 5
77 Johnson & Johnson Fewer than 5
77 Kerry Group Fewer than 5
77 Keyence Fewer than 5
77 Kimberly-Clark Fewer than 5
77 McLaren Fewer than 5
77 Meggitt Fewer than 5
77 Mercedes-Benz Fewer than 5
77 Molson Coors Fewer than 5
77 Moy Park Fewer than 5
77 MSO Digital Agency Fewer than 5
77 Norbrook Laboratories Fewer than 5
77 Novartis Fewer than 5
77 PepsiCo Fewer than 5
77 Pernod Ricard Fewer than 5
77 Premier Foods Fewer than 5
77 Quantum Pharmaceutical Fewer than 5
77 Samsung Fewer than 5
77 Samworth Brothers Fewer than 5
77 SMC Fewer than 5
77 Smith & Nephew Fewer than 5
77 Tarmac Fewer than 5
77 United Biscuits Fewer than 5
77 Vauxhall Fewer than 5
77 Vauxhall Motors Fewer than 5
77 Vax Fewer than 5
77 Wren Living Fewer than 5
77 Zodiac Aerospace0 Fewer than 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.