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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 – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 30
2 Environment Agency 15
3 Civil Service 10
3 Her Majesty's Government 10
5 British Army 5
5 Companies House 5
5 Degence Equipment and Support 5
5 Department for Work & Pensions 5
5 Health and Safety Executive 5
5 Intellectual Property Office 5
5 Leicester City Council 5
5 Royal Air Force (RAF) 5
5 Royal Navy 5
5 UK Parliament 5
15 Aberdeenshire Council Fewer than 5
15 Angus Council Fewer than 5
15 Avon and Somerset Constabulary Fewer than 5
15 Belfast City Council Fewer than 5
15 Borough of Poole Fewer than 5
15 British Transport Police Fewer than 5
15 BSI Fewer than 5
15 Buckinghamshire County Council Fewer than 5
15 Carmarthenshire County Council Fewer than 5
15 Central Bedfordshire Council Fewer than 5
15 Cheshire Constabulary Fewer than 5
15 Cheshire East Council Fewer than 5
15 Cheshire West & Chester Council Fewer than 5
15 City of York Council Fewer than 5
15 Department for International Development Fewer than 5
15 Department of Health Fewer than 5
15 Derby City Council Fewer than 5
15 Dorset Police Fewer than 5
15 East Ayrshire Council Fewer than 5
15 East Lothian Council Fewer than 5
15 Essex County Council Fewer than 5
15 Fife Council Fewer than 5
15 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Fewer than 5
15 Gwynedd Council Fewer than 5
15 Hampshire County Council Fewer than 5
15 Haringey Council Fewer than 5
15 Hertfordshire County Council Fewer than 5
15 Highways England Fewer than 5
15 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
15 Home Office Fewer than 5
15 House of Commons Fewer than 5
15 Isle of Man Government Fewer than 5
15 Kirklees Council Fewer than 5
15 Lancashire County Council Fewer than 5
15 Leeds City Council Fewer than 5
15 Metropolitan Police Fewer than 5
15 Middlesbrough Council Fewer than 5
15 Ministry of Justice Fewer than 5
15 Natural England Fewer than 5
15 Norfolk County Council Fewer than 5
15 North Somerset Council Fewer than 5
15 Nottinghamshire County Council Fewer than 5
15 Office For National Statistics (ONS) Fewer than 5
15 ofgem Fewer than 5
15 Perth & Kinross Council Fewer than 5
15 Public Health England Fewer than 5
15 Renfrewshire Council Fewer than 5
15 Rotherham Metropolitcan Borough Council Fewer than 5
15 Scottish Government Fewer than 5
15 Shropshire Council Fewer than 5
15 South Tyneside Council Fewer than 5
15 Stoke-on-Trent City Council Fewer than 5
15 Sunderland City Council Fewer than 5
15 Surrey County Council Fewer than 5
15 Surrey Police Fewer than 5
15 Telford & Wrekin Council Fewer than 5
15 Thames Valley Police Fewer than 5
15 Waltham Forest Council Fewer than 5
15 West Yorkshire Police Fewer than 5
15 Worcestershire County 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.