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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Civil Service 40
2 Birmingham City Council 30
2 Essex County Council 30
2 Kent County Council 30
5 Suffolk County Council 25
6 Gloucestershire County Council 20
6 HM Treasury 20
6 Lancashire County Council 20
6 Leeds City Council 20
6 National Probation Service 20
6 Surrey County Council 20
6 West Sussex County Council 20
13 Derbyshire County Council 15
13 Devon County Council 15
13 Hampshire County Council 15
13 Her Majesty's Government 15
13 Hertfordshire County Council 15
13 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) 15
13 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 15
13 National Audit Office 15
13 Norfolk County Council 15
13 Somerset County Council 15
23 Aberdeen City Council 10
23 Aberdeenshire Council 10
23 Bristol City Council 10
23 Caerphilly County Borough Council 10
23 Cambridgeshire County Council 10
23 Coventry City Council 10
23 Cumbria County Council 10
23 Department for Work & Pensions 10
23 Durham County Council 10
23 East Sussex County Council 10
23 Fife Council 10
23 Financial Conduct Authority 10
23 Financial Ombudsman Service 10
23 Kirklees Council 10
23 Leicester City Council 10
23 Manchester City Council 10
23 Middlesbrough Council 10
23 Ministry of Justice 10
23 Newcastle City Council 10
23 North Lanarkshire Council 10
23 Northumberland County Council 10
23 Nottingham County Council 10
23 Nottinghamshire County Council 10
23 Office For National Statistics (ONS) 10
23 Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council 10
23 South Lanarkshire Council 10
23 Southampton City Council 10
23 Staffordshire County Council 10
23 Sunderland City Council 10
23 Wiltshire County Council 10
53 Angus Council 5
53 Audit Scotland 5
53 Blackpool Council 5
53 Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council 5
53 Borough of Poole 5
53 Bournemouth Borough Council 5
53 Bradford Council 5
53 Bridgend County Borough Council 5
53 Buckinghamshire County Council 5
53 Calderdale Council 5
53 Cardiff Council 5
53 Carmarthenshire County Council 5
53 Cheshire West & Chester Council 5
53 City of Edinburgh Council 5
53 City of York Council 5
53 Cleveland Police 5
53 Cornwall County Council 5
53 Denbighshire County Council 5
53 Department for Education 5
53 Department of Health 5
53 Dumfries & Galloway Council 5
53 Dundee City Council 5
53 Ealing Council 5
53 East Ayrshire Council 5
53 Enfield Council 5
53 Environment Agency 5
53 Foreign & Commonwealth Office 5
53 Gateshead Council 5
53 Greater Manchester Police 5
53 Haringey Council 5
53 Herefordshire County Council 5
53 Home Office 5
53 House of Commons 5
53 Hull City Council 5
53 Intellectual Property Office 5
53 Isle of Wight Council 5
53 Leicestershire County Council 5
53 Lincolnshire County Council 5
53 Liverpool City Council 5
53 London Borough of Bexley 5
53 London Borough of Bromley 5
53 London Borough of Croydon 5
53 London Borough of Enfield 5
53 London Borough of Hounslow 5
53 London Borough of Lewisham 5
53 Luton Borough Council 5
53 Medway Council 5
53 Newport City Council 5
53 North Lincolnshire Council 5
53 North Somerset Council 5
53 North Tyneside Council 5
53 North Yorkshire County Council 5
53 Northamptonshire County Council 5
53 Ofcom 5
53 Oldham Council 5
53 Oxfordshire County Council 5
53 Perth & Kinross Council 5
53 Plymouth City Council 5
53 Portsmouth City Council 5
53 Reading Borough Council 5
53 Renfrewshire Council 5
53 Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council 5
53 Rotherham Metropolitcan Borough Council 5
53 Sandwell Council 5
53 Scottish Government 5
53 Sheffield City Council 5
53 South Ayrshire Council 5
53 South Gloucestershire Council 5
53 Southwark Council 5
53 Stirling Council 5
53 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 5
53 Stoke-on-Trent City Council 5
53 Swindon Borough Council 5
53 Thames Valley Police 5
53 Thurrock Council 5
53 UK Parliament 5
53 Vale of Glamorgan Council 5
53 Valuation Office Agency 5
53 Wakefield Council 5
53 Walsall Council 5
53 Warwickshire County Council 5
53 West Berkshire Council 5
53 West Lothian Council 5
53 Wigan Council 5
53 Wolverhampton City Council 5
53 Wrexham County Borough Council 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.