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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.

Accommodation & food – Other managers & proprietors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 McDonald's 45
2 J D Wetherspoon 20
3 Costa Coffee 15
4 Hilton Hotels 10
4 Pizza Express 10
4 Pizza Hut 10
4 Premier Inn 10
4 Whitbread 10
9 Carluccio's 5
9 Domino's Pizza 5
9 Greene King 5
9 Mitchells & Butlers 5
9 Nando's 5
9 Parkdean Holidays 5
9 Starbucks 5
9 Subway 5
9 T.G.I. Friday's 5
9 White Lodging 5
19 BaxterStorey Fewer than 5
19 Compass Group Fewer than 5
19 Gi Group Fewer than 5
19 Holiday Inn Fewer than 5
19 Madame Vacances Fewer than 5
19 Marriott International Fewer than 5
19 Revolution Bars Fewer than 5
19 SSP Group Fewer than 5
19 The Big Partnership 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.