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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.

Wholesale, retail & vehicle repair

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 390
2 Specsavers 310
3 Lloyds Pharmacy 120
4 Tesco 85
5 Aldi 70
5 Amazon 70
7 Vision Express 60
8 Lidl 50
8 Marks & Spencer 50
10 Sainsbury's 45
11 Asda 40
12 Day Lewis Pharmacy 30
12 Majestic Wine 30
14 John Lewis Partnership 25
14 Medicare 25
14 Next 25
14 Superdrug 25
14 Well Pharmacy 25
19 Hollister 20
19 Waitrose 20
21 Abercrombie & Fitch 15
21 Allied Pharmacies 15
21 Arnold Clark 15
21 Clear Pharmacy 15
21 Cohens Chemist 15
21 Debenhams 15
21 H & M 15
21 Hut Group 15
21 Kamsons Pharmacy 15
21 Morrisons 15
21 River Island 15
21 Travis Perkins 15
21 Unspecified Pharmacy 15
21 Vodafone 15
35 Apple 10
35 Arcadia 10
35 Argos 10
35 Asos 10
35 Carphone Warehouse 10
35 Co-operative (Co-Op) 10
35 Gordons Chemist 10
35 Harrods 10
35 Home Retail Group 10
35 House of Fraser 10
35 JD Sports 10
35 NET-A-PORTER 10
35 Ocado 10
35 Ocado Technology 10
35 Optical Express 10
35 Paydens Pharmacy 10
35 Primark 10
35 Schuh 10
35 The Range 10
35 Topshop 10
55 Adidas 5
55 AllSaints 5
55 Amplifon 5
55 Ann Summers 5
55 AO.com 5
55 Arrow ECS 5
55 B&Q 5
55 Baird's Pharmacy 5
55 bathstore 5
55 BHS 5
55 Boden 5
55 Body Shop 5
55 Boohoo 5
55 Britannia Pharmacy 5
55 Burberry 5
55 Card Factory 5
55 Chana Chemist 5
55 Clarks 5
55 Community Pharmacy 5
55 Davey's Chemist 5
55 Decathlon 5
55 Dunelm Mill 5
55 EE 5
55 Epos Now 5
55 Estée Lauder 5
55 Farmfoods 5
55 Fenwick 5
55 Games Workshop 5
55 Gap 5
55 H&M 5
55 Halfords 5
55 Harvey Nichols 5
55 Home Bargains 5
55 Iceland 5
55 Ideal World 5
55 IKEA 5
55 Jack Wills 5
55 JD Williams 5
55 Jo Malone 5
55 Joules 5
55 Karen Millen 5
55 Kurt Geiger 5
55 Lush 5
55 Manor Pharmacy 5
55 Matalan 5
55 Mayberry Pharmacy 5
55 Michael Kors 5
55 Missguided 5
55 Mothercare 5
55 Mulberry 5
55 New Look 5
55 O2 5
55 Peacocks 5
55 Pendragon 5
55 Pets At Home 5
55 Pharmacy Care Plus 5
55 Puma 5
55 Safedale Pharmacy 5
55 Saint-Gobain 5
55 Screwfix 5
55 Selfridges 5
55 Shop Direct Group 5
55 Sports Direct 5
55 Superdry 5
55 Sweaty Betty 5
55 Ted Baker 5
55 The Wolseley 5
55 Tiger 5
55 TJX Europe 5
55 Tommy Hilfiger 5
55 Touchwood Pharmacy 5
55 Toys R Us 5
55 Tsunami Axis 5
55 Undisclosed 5
55 Volkswagen Group 5
55 Walgreens Boots Alliance 5
55 Zara 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.