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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

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 British Army 130
2 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 60
3 Royal Navy 55
4 Civil Service 45
5 Birmingham City Council 40
5 Kent County Council 40
5 Metropolitan Police 40
5 Police Scotland 40
9 Essex County Council 35
9 Royal Air Force (RAF) 35
11 Her Majesty's Government 30
11 Suffolk County Council 30
13 Gloucestershire County Council 25
13 Lancashire County Council 25
13 Leeds City Council 25
13 Surrey County Council 25
13 West Sussex County Council 25
18 Devon County Council 20
18 Hertfordshire County Council 20
18 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) 20
18 HM Treasury 20
18 Ministry of Justice 20
18 National Probation Service 20
24 Department for Work & Pensions 15
24 Derbyshire County Council 15
24 Environment Agency 15
24 Hampshire County Council 15
24 Home Office 15
24 Kent Police 15
24 Leicester City Council 15
24 Middlesbrough Council 15
24 National Audit Office 15
24 Norfolk County Council 15
24 Somerset County Council 15
24 South Lanarkshire Council 15
24 Southampton City Council 15
24 Thames Valley Police 15
38 Aberdeen City Council 10
38 Aberdeenshire Council 10
38 Angus Council 10
38 Bristol City Council 10
38 British Transport Police 10
38 Caerphilly County Borough Council 10
38 Cambridgeshire County Council 10
38 Cornwall County Council 10
38 Coventry City Council 10
38 Cumbria County Council 10
38 Durham County Council 10
38 East Sussex County Council 10
38 Fife Council 10
38 Financial Conduct Authority 10
38 Financial Ombudsman Service 10
38 Hampshire Constabulary 10
38 HM Prison Service 10
38 House of Commons 10
38 Intellectual Property Office 10
38 Kirklees Council 10
38 Lincolnshire County Council 10
38 Manchester City Council 10
38 National Offender Management Office 10
38 Newcastle City Council 10
38 North Lanarkshire Council 10
38 North Yorkshire County Council 10
38 Northumberland County Council 10
38 Nottingham County Council 10
38 Nottinghamshire County Council 10
38 Office For National Statistics (ONS) 10
38 Perth & Kinross Council 10
38 Portsmouth City Council 10
38 Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council 10
38 South Ayrshire Council 10
38 Staffordshire County Council 10
38 Sunderland City Council 10
38 UK Parliament 10
38 West Midlands Police 10
38 Wiltshire County Council 10
77 Audit Scotland 5
77 Avon and Somerset Constabulary 5
77 Belfast City Council 5
77 Blackpool Council 5
77 Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council 5
77 Borough of Poole 5
77 Bournemouth Borough Council 5
77 Bracknell Forest Council 5
77 Bradford Council 5
77 Bridgend County Borough Council 5
77 Buckinghamshire County Council 5
77 Calderdale Council 5
77 Cardiff Council 5
77 Carmarthenshire County Council 5
77 Central Bedfordshire Council 5
77 Cheshire Constabulary 5
77 Cheshire East Council 5
77 Cheshire West & Chester Council 5
77 City of Edinburgh Council 5
77 City of York Council 5
77 Cleveland Police 5
77 Companies House 5
77 Cumbria Constabularly 5
77 Degence Equipment and Support 5
77 Denbighshire County Council 5
77 Department for Education 5
77 Department of Health 5
77 Derby City Council 5
77 Dorset Police 5
77 Dumfries & Galloway Council 5
77 Dundee City Council 5
77 Ealing Council 5
77 East Ayrshire Council 5
77 East Dunbartonshire Council 5
77 East Lothian Council 5
77 East Renfrewshire Council 5
77 East Riding of Yorkshire Council 5
77 Enfield Council 5
77 Falkirk Council 5
77 Foreign & Commonwealth Office 5
77 Gateshead Council 5
77 Glasgow City Council 5
77 Greater Manchester Police 5
77 Gwynedd Council 5
77 Halton Borough Council 5
77 Haringey Council 5
77 Harrow Council 5
77 Health and Safety Executive 5
77 Hellenic Army 5
77 Herefordshire County Council 5
77 Highland Council 5
77 Highways England 5
77 HM Prison Belmarsh 5
77 Hull City Council 5
77 Inverclyde Council 5
77 Isle of Man Government 5
77 Isle of Wight Council 5
77 Leicestershire County Council 5
77 Liverpool City Council 5
77 London Borough of Bexley 5
77 London Borough of Bromley 5
77 London Borough of Croydon 5
77 London Borough of Enfield 5
77 London Borough of Hounslow 5
77 London Borough of Lewisham 5
77 London Borough of Newham Council 5
77 Luton Borough Council 5
77 Medway Council 5
77 Midlothian Council 5
77 Newport City Council 5
77 Norfolk Constabulary 5
77 North Lincolnshire Council 5
77 North Somerset Council 5
77 North Tyneside Council 5
77 North Yorkshire Police 5
77 Northamptonshire County Council 5
77 Northamptonshire Police 5
77 Northumbria Police 5
77 Ofcom 5
77 ofgem 5
77 Oldham Council 5
77 Oxfordshire County Council 5
77 Plymouth City Council 5
77 Reading Borough Council 5
77 Renfrewshire Council 5
77 Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council 5
77 Rochdale Borough Council 5
77 Rotherham Metropolitcan Borough Council 5
77 Salford City Council 5
77 Sandwell Council 5
77 Scottish Borders Council 5
77 Scottish Government 5
77 Sheffield City Council 5
77 Shropshire Council 5
77 Slough Borough Council 5
77 South Gloucestershire Council 5
77 Southwark Council 5
77 Staffordshire Police 5
77 Stirling Council 5
77 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 5
77 Stoke-on-Trent City Council 5
77 Surrey Police 5
77 Swindon Borough Council 5
77 Telford & Wrekin Council 5
77 Thurrock Council 5
77 Vale of Glamorgan Council 5
77 Valuation Office Agency 5
77 Wakefield Council 5
77 Walsall Council 5
77 Warwickshire County Council 5
77 West Berkshire Council 5
77 West Lothian Council 5
77 West Yorkshire Police 5
77 Wigan Council 5
77 Wolverhampton City Council 5
77 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.