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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.

Professional, scientific & technical – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Atkins 125
2 Mott Macdonald 110
3 Aecom 90
4 Arup 85
5 Babcock 45
6 WSP Group 40
7 Renishaw 35
8 Deloitte 25
8 Ricardo 25
10 Cundall 20
10 Hoare Lea 20
10 KPMG 20
13 BuroHappold 15
13 Cambridge Consultants 15
13 CH2M Hill 15
13 Charles River Laboratories 15
13 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 15
13 Ernst & Young 15
13 Frazer-Nash Consultancy 15
13 Grontmij 15
13 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 15
13 RPS Group 15
13 Science & Technology Facilities Council 15
13 Siemens AG 15
25 Arcadis 10
25 Bechtel 10
25 Buro Happold 10
25 Covance 10
25 Fairhurst 10
25 James Fisher Nuclear 10
25 LGC Group 10
25 National Nuclear Laboratory 10
25 Parexel 10
25 Peter Brett 10
25 Tata Technologies 10
36 Aecon 5
36 AKT II 5
36 ALcontrol 5
36 ALS Environmental 5
36 BioReliance 5
36 Cellmark 5
36 Cotswold Archaeology 5
36 DCA Design International 5
36 Doosan Babcock 5
36 EA Technology 5
36 Elliott Wood 5
36 Eurofins Scienctific 5
36 Fluor 5
36 Harris Pye 5
36 Idom Merebrook 5
36 Intertek 5
36 JBA Consulting 5
36 Jeremy Gardner Associates 5
36 JNP Group 5
36 Max Fordham 5
36 MedPharm 5
36 Met Office 5
36 Moore Stephens 5
36 MWH Global 5
36 Nanoco Technologies 5
36 Natural England 5
36 Opus 5
36 Ordnance Survey 5
36 PA Consulting 5
36 Parker Hannifin 5
36 Pell Frischmann 5
36 Penso 5
36 Pick Everard 5
36 PM Group 5
36 PRA International 5
36 Public Health England 5
36 Quanticate 5
36 QuintilesIMS 5
36 Quotient Clinical 5
36 Ramboll 5
36 Redx Pharma 5
36 Resource Group 5
36 Source BioScience 5
36 Spark44 5
36 Tony Gee & Partners 5
36 Unspecified Engineering Company 5
36 Waterman Group 5
36 Wessex Archaeology 5
36 WS Atkins 5
85 ABB Fewer than 5
85 Active Win Fewer than 5
85 Affiliate Window Fewer than 5
85 AKQA Fewer than 5
85 Ashurt Fewer than 5
85 Assurity Consulting Fewer than 5
85 Bailey Partnership Fewer than 5
85 Binding Site Fewer than 5
85 Blue Hive Fewer than 5
85 Bureau Veritas Fewer than 5
85 Calastone Fewer than 5
85 Cancer Research UK Fewer than 5
85 Corporate Executive Board Company Fewer than 5
85 Cyienet Fewer than 5
85 dunnhumby Fewer than 5
85 DWF Fewer than 5
85 Edif ERA Fewer than 5
85 Efficio Fewer than 5
85 Envigo Fewer than 5
85 Exova Fewer than 5
85 Express Solicitors Fewer than 5
85 Forward 3D Fewer than 5
85 Foster & Partners Fewer than 5
85 Grayce Fewer than 5
85 Hammersmith Medicine Research Fewer than 5
85 INC Research Fewer than 5
85 Intellectual Property Office Fewer than 5
85 JDX Consulting Fewer than 5
85 JMP Consultants Fewer than 5
85 Kantar Fewer than 5
85 KHWS Fewer than 5
85 Linklaters Fewer than 5
85 McCurrach Fewer than 5
85 McDonald's Fewer than 5
85 McKinsey & Company Fewer than 5
85 MediaCom Fewer than 5
85 Meggitt Fewer than 5
85 Ministry of Defence (MOD) Fewer than 5
85 MVF Global Fewer than 5
85 ORC International Fewer than 5
85 Pharmaceutical Product Development Fewer than 5
85 QIAGEN Fewer than 5
85 Ridge & Partners Fewer than 5
85 RSM Fewer than 5
85 RWS Group Fewer than 5
85 Scientific Analysis Laboratories Fewer than 5
85 SGS Fewer than 5
85 Shoosmiths Fewer than 5
85 Think Jam Fewer than 5
85 Thinking Juice Fewer than 5
85 Turner & Townsend Fewer than 5
85 Undisclosed Fewer than 5
85 UNiDAYS Fewer than 5
85 United Kingdom Hydrographic Office Fewer than 5
85 Unspecified Employer Fewer than 5
85 Unspecified Marketing Company Fewer than 5
85 Witheld Fewer than 5
85 Wowcher Fewer than 5
85 WYG 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.