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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.

South East – Manufacturing

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Hewlett Packard 45
2 BAE Systems 25
3 Thales 15
4 Procter & Gamble 10
4 Qinetiq 10
6 Abbott UK 5
6 AWE 5
6 BMW 5
6 BOC 5
6 General Electric 5
6 GlaxoSmithKline 5
6 Lockheed Martin 5
6 Mars 5
6 Mondelez International 5
6 National Instruments 5
6 Pfizer 5
6 Raymarine Marine Electronics 5
6 Rolls-Royce 5
6 Unilever 5
20 Airbus Fewer than 5
20 Bakkavör Fewer than 5
20 Blackberry Fewer than 5
20 British American Tobacco Fewer than 5
20 Cobham Fewer than 5
20 Coty Fewer than 5
20 Cummins Fewer than 5
20 Delphi Fewer than 5
20 Eli Lilly Fewer than 5
20 Hoffmann-La Roche Fewer than 5
20 Hospira Fewer than 5
20 Johnson & Johnson Fewer than 5
20 Johnson Matthey Fewer than 5
20 Keyence Fewer than 5
20 Kimberly-Clark Fewer than 5
20 McLaren Fewer than 5
20 Novartis Fewer than 5
20 PepsiCo Fewer than 5
20 Rainbow Productions Fewer than 5
20 Reckitt Benckiser Fewer than 5
20 Sanofi Fewer than 5
20 Selex ES Fewer than 5
20 SMC Fewer than 5
20 Sony Fewer than 5
20 Thermo Fisher Scientific Fewer than 5
20 Ultra Electronics Fewer than 5
20 United Biscuits Fewer than 5
20 Volkswagen Group Fewer than 5
20 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.