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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.

North West – Manufacturing

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 BAE Systems 25
2 AstraZeneca 20
2 Bentley Motors 20
2 Unilever 20
5 Cavendish Nuclear 5
5 Eli Lilly 5
5 Jaguar Land Rover 5
5 Johnson Matthey 5
5 Laser Quantum 5
5 MBDA 5
5 Procter & Gamble 5
5 Redx Pharma 5
5 Tenmat 5
5 Thales 5
15 Actavis Fewer than 5
15 Croda Fewer than 5
15 DePuy Synthes Fewer than 5
15 GlaxoSmithKline Fewer than 5
15 INEOS Fewer than 5
15 Innospec Fewer than 5
15 Lockheed Martin Fewer than 5
15 Nestlé Fewer than 5
15 Neville Johnson Fewer than 5
15 Samsung Fewer than 5
15 Sony Fewer than 5
15 Teva Fewer than 5
15 Thermo Fisher Scientific Fewer than 5
15 United Biscuits Fewer than 5
15 Vauxhall Fewer than 5
15 Vauxhall Motors 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.