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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.

Financial & insurance

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Lloyds Banking Group 135
2 Barclays 75
2 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 75
4 JP Morgan 70
5 Goldman Sachs 55
6 HSBC 50
7 Citi 35
8 Morgan Stanley 30
8 Santander 30
10 Bank of America 25
10 Nationwide 25
12 Credit Suisse 20
13 Aviva 15
13 BlackRock 15
13 Deutsche Bank 15
13 Nomura 15
13 UBS 15
13 Zurich Financial Services 15
19 Admiral 10
19 Allianz Insurance 10
19 Aon Hewitt 10
19 AXA 10
19 Bank of England 10
19 BNP Paribas 10
19 Capital One 10
19 Hymans Robertson 10
19 Legal & General 10
19 Standard Life 10
29 Aberdeen Asset Management 5
29 AJ Bell 5
29 American Express 5
29 Augentius 5
29 Bank of Ireland 5
29 Barnett Waddingham 5
29 BNY Mellon 5
29 Close Brothers 5
29 Computershare 5
29 Co-operative (Co-Op) 5
29 Covea Insurance 5
29 Direct Line 5
29 Ebury 5
29 Equiniti 5
29 Fidelity 5
29 First Actuarial 5
29 Hargreaves Lansdown 5
29 Huntswood 5
29 IG Group 5
29 Investec 5
29 Langham Hall 5
29 LCP 5
29 Liverpool Victoria 5
29 London Stock Exchange 5
29 Markerstudy 5
29 NatWest 5
29 Prudential 5
29 Punter Southall 5
29 QBE 5
29 Royal Bank of Canada 5
29 Royal London 5
29 Schroders 5
29 Standard Chartered Bank 5
29 State Street 5
29 Swiss Re 5
29 Tesco 5
29 Yorkshire Building Society 5
66 AIG Fewer than 5
66 Alliance Trust Fewer than 5
66 Argentex Fewer than 5
66 Arthur J Gallagher Fewer than 5
66 Aspen Insurance Fewer than 5
66 Atradius Fewer than 5
66 Bank of New York Fewer than 5
66 Berenberg Fewer than 5
66 BGL Group Fewer than 5
66 Bibby Line Group Fewer than 5
66 BlueBay Fewer than 5
66 Charles Stanley Fewer than 5
66 Citibank Fewer than 5
66 Clydesdale Bank Fewer than 5
66 Coutts Fewer than 5
66 Domestic & General Fewer than 5
66 esure Fewer than 5
66 Ford Fewer than 5
66 Funding Circle Fewer than 5
66 General Electric Fewer than 5
66 Guy Carpenter Fewer than 5
66 Hastings Direct Fewer than 5
66 Henderson Global Investors Fewer than 5
66 Hiscox Fewer than 5
66 ICAP Fewer than 5
66 ING Fewer than 5
66 Jardine Lloyd Thompson Fewer than 5
66 LCH.Clearnet Fewer than 5
66 Leeds Building Society Fewer than 5
66 London School of Economics & Political Science Fewer than 5
66 Macquarie Fewer than 5
66 Marsh Fewer than 5
66 Metro Bank Fewer than 5
66 Newcastle Building Society Fewer than 5
66 NFU Mutual Fewer than 5
66 Northern Trust Fewer than 5
66 QA Fewer than 5
66 Rothesay Life Fewer than 5
66 Rothschild Fewer than 5
66 RSA Fewer than 5
66 Skipton Building Society Fewer than 5
66 Société Générale Fewer than 5
66 Together Fewer than 5
66 TSB Fewer than 5
66 TSYS Fewer than 5
66 Undisclosed Fewer than 5
66 Unspecified Fewer than 5
66 Unspecified Employer Fewer than 5
66 Vanquis Bank Fewer than 5
66 Virgin Fewer than 5
66 Wells Fargo Fewer than 5
66 Winton Capital Management Fewer than 5
66 Xafinity Fewer than 5
66 XL Catlin Fewer than 5
66 Yorkshire Bank 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.