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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 – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Aldi 65
2 Lidl 40
2 Tesco 40
4 Sainsbury's 35
5 Asda 30
5 Marks & Spencer 30
7 Majestic Wine 25
8 Amazon 20
8 Boots 20
10 Abercrombie & Fitch 15
10 Hollister 15
10 Waitrose 15
13 Argos 10
13 Carphone Warehouse 10
13 H & M 10
13 John Lewis Partnership 10
13 Morrisons 10
13 Primark 10
13 Schuh 10
20 Ann Summers 5
20 Apple 5
20 Card Factory 5
20 Clarks 5
20 Co-operative (Co-Op) 5
20 Debenhams 5
20 Decathlon 5
20 Dunelm Mill 5
20 Farmfoods 5
20 Fenwick 5
20 Gap 5
20 Halfords 5
20 House of Fraser 5
20 Iceland 5
20 JD Sports 5
20 Next 5
20 Ocado 5
20 River Island 5
20 Specsavers 5
20 Superdrug 5
20 Sweaty Betty 5
20 The Wolseley 5
20 Tiger 5
20 Topshop 5
20 Travis Perkins 5
20 Vodafone 5
46 Adidas Fewer than 5
46 Arcadia Fewer than 5
46 B&Q Fewer than 5
46 bathstore Fewer than 5
46 BHS Fewer than 5
46 Body Shop Fewer than 5
46 British Heart Foundation Fewer than 5
46 Cancer Research UK Fewer than 5
46 Costco Fewer than 5
46 Dixons Fewer than 5
46 EE Fewer than 5
46 Estée Lauder Fewer than 5
46 Express Vending Fewer than 5
46 Future Electronics Fewer than 5
46 H&M Fewer than 5
46 Home Bargains Fewer than 5
46 Home Retail Group Fewer than 5
46 Hut Group Fewer than 5
46 IKEA Fewer than 5
46 IPL Fewer than 5
46 Jack Wills Fewer than 5
46 Jo Malone Fewer than 5
46 Joules Fewer than 5
46 Karen Millen Fewer than 5
46 Kurt Geiger Fewer than 5
46 Lush Fewer than 5
46 Mamas & Papas Fewer than 5
46 Matalan Fewer than 5
46 Mint Velvet Fewer than 5
46 Mothercare Fewer than 5
46 New Look Fewer than 5
46 O2 Fewer than 5
46 Oasis Fewer than 5
46 Oxfam Fewer than 5
46 PDSA Fewer than 5
46 Peacocks Fewer than 5
46 Pendragon Fewer than 5
46 Pets At Home Fewer than 5
46 Reiss Fewer than 5
46 Saint-Gobain Fewer than 5
46 Screwfix Fewer than 5
46 Selfridges Fewer than 5
46 Sports Direct Fewer than 5
46 Staples Fewer than 5
46 Superdry Fewer than 5
46 The Perfume Shop Fewer than 5
46 The Range Fewer than 5
46 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
46 Urban Outfitters Fewer than 5
46 Volkswagen Group Fewer than 5
46 Walgreens Boots Alliance Fewer than 5
46 Wayfair Fewer than 5
46 Wickes Fewer than 5
46 Zara 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.