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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.

Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 British Army 95
2 Enterprise 80
3 Aldi 65
4 Lloyds Banking Group 50
5 Lidl 40
5 Tesco 40
7 Royal Navy 35
7 Sainsbury's 35
9 Asda 30
9 Marks & Spencer 30
11 Barclays 25
11 Majestic Wine 25
13 Amazon 20
13 Boots 20
13 HSBC 20
13 Royal Air Force (RAF) 20
13 Royal Mail 20
18 Abercrombie & Fitch 15
18 Amey 15
18 DHL 15
18 Hollister 15
18 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 15
18 Waitrose 15
24 Argos 10
24 Carphone Warehouse 10
24 Explore Learning 10
24 H & M 10
24 John Lewis Partnership 10
24 Morrisons 10
24 Network Rail 10
24 Primark 10
24 Santander 10
24 Schuh 10
34 Allianz Insurance 5
34 Ann Summers 5
34 Apple 5
34 Bam Nuttall 5
34 British Airways 5
34 BT 5
34 Card Factory 5
34 Citi 5
34 Clarks 5
34 Co-operative (Co-Op) 5
34 Credit Suisse 5
34 Debenhams 5
34 Decathlon 5
34 Dundee University 5
34 Dunelm Mill 5
34 Durham University 5
34 Farmfoods 5
34 Fenwick 5
34 First Group 5
34 Gap 5
34 Goldman Sachs 5
34 Halfords 5
34 Hewlett Packard 5
34 House of Fraser 5
34 Iceland 5
34 Interserve 5
34 ISG Pearce 5
34 JD Sports 5
34 JP Morgan 5
34 Kier Group 5
34 Lendlease 5
34 L'Oreal 5
34 Mace 5
34 McDonald's 5
34 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 5
34 Morgan Sindall 5
34 Morgan Stanley 5
34 Moy Park 5
34 Next 5
34 Nomura 5
34 Ocado 5
34 Procter & Gamble 5
34 River Island 5
34 Rolls-Royce 5
34 Specsavers 5
34 Subway 5
34 Superdrug 5
34 Sweaty Betty 5
34 Tarmac 5
34 Taylor Wimpey 5
34 The Wolseley 5
34 Tiger 5
34 Topshop 5
34 Transport For London 5
34 Travis Perkins 5
34 UBS 5
34 Unilever 5
34 University of Brighton 5
34 University of Essex 5
34 University of Exeter 5
34 Virgin 5
34 Vodafone 5
34 Whitbread 5
97 3M Fewer than 5
97 AB InBev Fewer than 5
97 Aberdeen Asset Management Fewer than 5
97 Aberystwyth University Fewer than 5
97 Accenture Fewer than 5
97 Adidas Fewer than 5
97 Admiral Fewer than 5
97 Akuma Sports Fewer than 5
97 Aon Hewitt Fewer than 5
97 Arcadia Fewer than 5
97 Argentex Fewer than 5
97 Arriva Fewer than 5
97 Aston University Fewer than 5
97 Aviagen Group Fewer than 5
97 Avis Budget Group Fewer than 5
97 AXA Fewer than 5
97 B&Q Fewer than 5
97 Babcock Fewer than 5
97 BAE Systems Fewer than 5
97 Bakkavör Fewer than 5
97 Balfour Beatty Fewer than 5
97 Bank of America Fewer than 5
97 Bank of England Fewer than 5
97 Bank of Ireland Fewer than 5
97 Barnardo's Fewer than 5
97 Barnet Council Fewer than 5
97 Barratt Developments Fewer than 5
97 Barratt Homes Fewer than 5
97 bathstore Fewer than 5
97 Berenberg Fewer than 5
97 Berkeley Homes Fewer than 5
97 Betfred Fewer than 5
97 BG Group Fewer than 5
97 BHS Fewer than 5
97 BlackRock Fewer than 5
97 BNP Paribas Fewer than 5
97 Body Shop Fewer than 5
97 Bouygues UK Fewer than 5
97 BP Fewer than 5
97 Bracknell Forest Council Fewer than 5
97 Brandon Trust Fewer than 5
97 British Gas Fewer than 5
97 British Heart Foundation Fewer than 5
97 Canal & River Trust Fewer than 5
97 Cancer Research UK Fewer than 5
97 Capgemini Fewer than 5
97 Capita Fewer than 5
97 Carat Fewer than 5
97 Cargill Fewer than 5
97 Carillion Fewer than 5
97 Carnival UK Fewer than 5
97 Cheshire Constabulary Fewer than 5
97 Cisco Systems Fewer than 5
97 Civil Service Fewer than 5
97 Close Brothers Fewer than 5
97 Coca Cola Fewer than 5
97 Compass Group Fewer than 5
97 Coral Fewer than 5
97 Costa Coffee Fewer than 5
97 Costco Fewer than 5
97 Coty Fewer than 5
97 Countryside Properties Fewer than 5
97 Covea Insurance Fewer than 5
97 Cranswick plc Fewer than 5
97 Creative Support Fewer than 5
97 Cummins Fewer than 5
97 Danone Fewer than 5
97 Dawn Meats Fewer than 5
97 De Montfort University Fewer than 5
97 Deliveroo Fewer than 5
97 deVOL Kitchens Fewer than 5
97 Diageo Fewer than 5
97 Dixons Fewer than 5
97 Doddle Fewer than 5
97 DPD Fewer than 5
97 DS Smith Fewer than 5
97 Dumfries & Galloway Council Fewer than 5
97 Dunbia Fewer than 5
97 Durham County Council Fewer than 5
97 Ebury Fewer than 5
97 EDF Energy Fewer than 5
97 EE Fewer than 5
97 Estée Lauder Fewer than 5
97 Eversheds Fewer than 5
97 Express Vending Fewer than 5
97 ExxonMobil Fewer than 5
97 Financial Ombudsman Service Fewer than 5
97 Fisher Clinical Services Fewer than 5
97 Framestore Fewer than 5
97 Future Electronics Fewer than 5
97 Galliford Try Fewer than 5
97 Gartner Fewer than 5
97 General Electric Fewer than 5
97 Glasgow Caledonian University Fewer than 5
97 GlaxoSmithKline Fewer than 5
97 Greene King Fewer than 5
97 H&M Fewer than 5
97 Hastings Direct Fewer than 5
97 Hays Fewer than 5
97 Headway Fewer than 5
97 Heathrow Airport Fewer than 5
97 Hellenic Army Fewer than 5
97 HM Prison Belmarsh Fewer than 5
97 Holiday Inn Fewer than 5
97 Home Bargains Fewer than 5
97 Home Office Fewer than 5
97 Home Retail Group Fewer than 5
97 House of Commons Fewer than 5
97 Huntsman Fewer than 5
97 Hut Group Fewer than 5
97 IBM Fewer than 5
97 IKEA Fewer than 5
97 ING Fewer than 5
97 International Financial Data Services Fewer than 5
97 Investec Fewer than 5
97 IPL Fewer than 5
97 Isle of Man Government Fewer than 5
97 J D Wetherspoon Fewer than 5
97 Jack Wills Fewer than 5
97 Jaguar Land Rover Fewer than 5
97 Jo Malone Fewer than 5
97 Johnson & Johnson Fewer than 5
97 Joules Fewer than 5
97 Karen Millen Fewer than 5
97 Kent County Council Fewer than 5
97 Kerry Group Fewer than 5
97 KP Snacks Fewer than 5
97 Kurt Geiger Fewer than 5
97 Ladbrokes Fewer than 5
97 Laing O'Rourke Fewer than 5
97 Lancaster University Fewer than 5
97 London Borough of Croydon Fewer than 5
97 London South Bank University Fewer than 5
97 Loughborough University Fewer than 5
97 Lush Fewer than 5
97 Macquarie Fewer than 5
97 Mamas & Papas Fewer than 5
97 Manchester Airports Group Fewer than 5
97 Mars Fewer than 5
97 Matalan Fewer than 5
97 MBDA Fewer than 5
97 Midlothian Council Fewer than 5
97 Ministry of Justice Fewer than 5
97 Mint Velvet Fewer than 5
97 Molson Coors Fewer than 5
97 Mothercare Fewer than 5
97 Mott Macdonald Fewer than 5
97 Nando's Fewer than 5
97 National Autistic Society Fewer than 5
97 National Express Coaches Fewer than 5
97 National Grid Fewer than 5
97 National Trust Fewer than 5
97 Nationwide Fewer than 5
97 NatWest Fewer than 5
97 Nestlé Fewer than 5
97 New Look Fewer than 5
97 Nissan Fewer than 5
97 Norfolk County Council Fewer than 5
97 North Midland Construction Fewer than 5
97 Northern Trust Fewer than 5
97 Nuffield Health Fewer than 5
97 O2 Fewer than 5
97 Oasis Fewer than 5
97 Overbury Fewer than 5
97 Oxfam Fewer than 5
97 PA Consulting Fewer than 5
97 Paddy Power Betfair Fewer than 5
97 PDSA Fewer than 5
97 Peacocks Fewer than 5
97 Pendragon Fewer than 5
97 Persimmon Homes Fewer than 5
97 Pets At Home Fewer than 5
97 Pizza Express Fewer than 5
97 Plymouth College of Art Fewer than 5
97 Post Office Fewer than 5
97 Premier Inn Fewer than 5
97 Procurement Leaders Fewer than 5
97 Reckitt Benckiser Fewer than 5
97 Redrow Homes Fewer than 5
97 Reiss Fewer than 5
97 Rentokil Fewer than 5
97 Revolution Bars Fewer than 5
97 Robert Gordon University Fewer than 5
97 Rothschild Fewer than 5
97 Royal Bank of Canada Fewer than 5
97 Royal Holloway, University of London Fewer than 5
97 RSA Fewer than 5
97 RSPCA Fewer than 5
97 Saint-Gobain Fewer than 5
97 Scottish Water Fewer than 5
97 Screwfix Fewer than 5
97 Selfridges Fewer than 5
97 Sellafield Fewer than 5
97 Shell Fewer than 5
97 Skills Development Scotland Fewer than 5
97 Sodexo Fewer than 5
97 Southampton City Council Fewer than 5
97 Sports Direct Fewer than 5
97 Staffordshire Police Fewer than 5
97 Standard Chartered Bank Fewer than 5
97 Staples Fewer than 5
97 Starbucks Fewer than 5
97 Superdry Fewer than 5
97 Surrey Sports Park Fewer than 5
97 Telefónica Fewer than 5
97 The Perfume Shop Fewer than 5
97 The Range Fewer than 5
97 The Tab Fewer than 5
97 Thinking Juice Fewer than 5
97 Thomson Reuters Fewer than 5
97 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
97 TUI Travel Fewer than 5
97 Turner & Townsend Fewer than 5
97 Uber Fewer than 5
97 United Biscuits Fewer than 5
97 United Parcel Service Fewer than 5
97 United Utilities Fewer than 5
97 Univar Fewer than 5
97 University College Birmingham Fewer than 5
97 University of Bath Fewer than 5
97 University of Bedfordshire Fewer than 5
97 University of Birmingham Fewer than 5
97 University of Dundee Fewer than 5
97 University of East London Fewer than 5
97 University of Nottingham Fewer than 5
97 University of Surrey Fewer than 5
97 University of the West of England Bristol Fewer than 5
97 University of Winchester Fewer than 5
97 University of Wolverhampton Fewer than 5
97 Unspecified Fewer than 5
97 Unspecified Employer Fewer than 5
97 Unspecified Marketing Company Fewer than 5
97 Urban Outfitters Fewer than 5
97 Vantage Point Group Fewer than 5
97 Vax Fewer than 5
97 Victim Support Fewer than 5
97 Volkswagen Group Fewer than 5
97 Walgreens Boots Alliance Fewer than 5
97 Warburtons Fewer than 5
97 Wates Fewer than 5
97 Wayfair Fewer than 5
97 West Sussex County Council Fewer than 5
97 Wickes Fewer than 5
97 Willmott Dixon Fewer than 5
97 Wincanton Fewer than 5
97 Wokingham Borough Council Fewer than 5
97 Wowcher Fewer than 5
97 XPO Logisitcs Fewer than 5
97 YMCA Fewer than 5
97 York St John University Fewer than 5
97 Yorkshire Building Society Fewer than 5
97 Zara Fewer than 5
97 Zurich Financial Services 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.