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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.

Public administration & defence – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 British Army 90
2 Royal Navy 35
3 Royal Air Force (RAF) 20
4 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 5
5 Barnet Council Fewer than 5
5 Bracknell Forest Council Fewer than 5
5 Cheshire Constabulary Fewer than 5
5 Civil Service Fewer than 5
5 Dumfries & Galloway Council Fewer than 5
5 Durham County Council Fewer than 5
5 Financial Ombudsman Service Fewer than 5
5 Hellenic Army Fewer than 5
5 HM Prison Belmarsh Fewer than 5
5 Home Office Fewer than 5
5 House of Commons Fewer than 5
5 Isle of Man Government Fewer than 5
5 Kent County Council Fewer than 5
5 London Borough of Croydon Fewer than 5
5 Midlothian Council Fewer than 5
5 Ministry of Justice Fewer than 5
5 Norfolk County Council Fewer than 5
5 Southampton City Council Fewer than 5
5 Staffordshire Police Fewer than 5
5 West Sussex County Council Fewer than 5
5 Wokingham Borough Council 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.