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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.

Other managers & proprietors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Enterprise 85
2 McDonald's 45
3 J D Wetherspoon 20
4 Costa Coffee 15
4 Explore Learning 15
6 Amey 10
6 Hilton Hotels 10
6 Ladbrokes 10
6 Pizza Express 10
6 Pizza Hut 10
6 Premier Inn 10
6 Whitbread 10
13 Amazon 5
13 Asda 5
13 Babcock 5
13 Carluccio's 5
13 Coral 5
13 Domino's Pizza 5
13 Greene King 5
13 Hewlett Packard 5
13 Holiday Extras 5
13 L'Oreal 5
13 Mitchells & Butlers 5
13 Morrisons 5
13 Nando's 5
13 Parkdean Holidays 5
13 Pendragon 5
13 Rentokil 5
13 Sainsbury's 5
13 Starbucks 5
13 Starcom MediaVest 5
13 Subway 5
13 T.G.I. Friday's 5
13 Tesco 5
13 Virgin 5
13 Vodafone 5
13 White Lodging 5
13 William Hill 5
39 Aberystwyth University Fewer than 5
39 AKQA Fewer than 5
39 Aldi Fewer than 5
39 Anglian Water Fewer than 5
39 Angus Council Fewer than 5
39 Arcadis Fewer than 5
39 Arriva Fewer than 5
39 Atos Fewer than 5
39 B&Q Fewer than 5
39 BAE Systems Fewer than 5
39 Barratt Developments Fewer than 5
39 Barratt Homes Fewer than 5
39 BaxterStorey Fewer than 5
39 Bellway Fewer than 5
39 Bet365 Fewer than 5
39 Betfred Fewer than 5
39 BHS Fewer than 5
39 Birchall Blackburn Law Fewer than 5
39 BMI Healthcare Fewer than 5
39 BOC Fewer than 5
39 Bombardier Fewer than 5
39 Boots Fewer than 5
39 British Airways Fewer than 5
39 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Fewer than 5
39 British Gas Fewer than 5
39 BT Fewer than 5
39 Cambridgeshire County Council Fewer than 5
39 Capita Fewer than 5
39 Carillion Fewer than 5
39 Centrica Fewer than 5
39 Clydesdale Bank Fewer than 5
39 Cobham Fewer than 5
39 Compass Group Fewer than 5
39 Concoction Theatre Company Fewer than 5
39 Countryside Properties Fewer than 5
39 David Lloyd Fewer than 5
39 Dawn Meats Fewer than 5
39 Degence Equipment and Support Fewer than 5
39 Deliveroo Fewer than 5
39 Dennis Publishing Fewer than 5
39 Department for International Development Fewer than 5
39 DHL Fewer than 5
39 Diageo Fewer than 5
39 Dundee City Council Fewer than 5
39 EDF Energy Fewer than 5
39 Edge Hill University Fewer than 5
39 F C C Environment Fewer than 5
39 Flight Centre Fewer than 5
39 Ford Fewer than 5
39 Foxtons Fewer than 5
39 FremantleMedia Fewer than 5
39 G4S Fewer than 5
39 General Electric Fewer than 5
39 Gi Group Fewer than 5
39 Greenwich Leisure Limited Fewer than 5
39 Harrods Fewer than 5
39 Havas Fewer than 5
39 Heatherwick Studio Fewer than 5
39 Heathrow Airport Fewer than 5
39 Holiday Inn Fewer than 5
39 Hollister Fewer than 5
39 Home Bargains Fewer than 5
39 Home Retail Group Fewer than 5
39 House of Fraser Fewer than 5
39 IKEA Fewer than 5
39 Integer Research Fewer than 5
39 Interserve Fewer than 5
39 Jaguar Land Rover Fewer than 5
39 JD Sports Fewer than 5
39 JLL Fewer than 5
39 Kent University Students' Union Fewer than 5
39 Kier Group Fewer than 5
39 KPMG Fewer than 5
39 Laing O'Rourke Fewer than 5
39 Lloyds Banking Group Fewer than 5
39 Lloyds Pharmacy Fewer than 5
39 Loughborough University Fewer than 5
39 Madame Vacances Fewer than 5
39 Majestic Wine Fewer than 5
39 Manchester Metropolitan University Fewer than 5
39 Marks & Spencer Fewer than 5
39 Marriott International Fewer than 5
39 Mars Fewer than 5
39 Matalan Fewer than 5
39 Merlin Entertainments Fewer than 5
39 Ministry of Defence (MOD) Fewer than 5
39 Mitie Group Fewer than 5
39 Morgan Stanley Fewer than 5
39 Moving Picture Company Fewer than 5
39 Movinga Fewer than 5
39 Moy Park Fewer than 5
39 National Trust Fewer than 5
39 Nationwide Fewer than 5
39 Network Rail Fewer than 5
39 New Look Fewer than 5
39 npower Fewer than 5
39 Nuffield Health Fewer than 5
39 O2 Fewer than 5
39 Ocado Fewer than 5
39 Paddy Power Betfair Fewer than 5
39 Pareto Law Fewer than 5
39 Parkwood Leisure Fewer than 5
39 Perth & Kinross Council Fewer than 5
39 Plymouth College of Art Fewer than 5
39 Portico Fewer than 5
39 Primark Fewer than 5
39 Pure Gym Fewer than 5
39 Reckitt Benckiser Fewer than 5
39 Redrow Homes Fewer than 5
39 Renfrewshire Council Fewer than 5
39 Revolution Bars Fewer than 5
39 River Island Fewer than 5
39 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Fewer than 5
39 Royal Mail Fewer than 5
39 Royal Shakespeare Company Fewer than 5
39 Sage Fewer than 5
39 Samworth Brothers Fewer than 5
39 Sanctuary Group Fewer than 5
39 Santander Fewer than 5
39 Scottish & Southern Energy Fewer than 5
39 Scottish Power Fewer than 5
39 Scottish Water Fewer than 5
39 Sheffield City Council Fewer than 5
39 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
39 Sky Fewer than 5
39 Soletrader Fewer than 5
39 Southampton City Council Fewer than 5
39 Spire Healthcare Fewer than 5
39 SSP Group Fewer than 5
39 Target Group Fewer than 5
39 Telent Fewer than 5
39 Thales Fewer than 5
39 Thames Water Fewer than 5
39 The Big Partnership Fewer than 5
39 The Gym Group Fewer than 5
39 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
39 United Biscuits Fewer than 5
39 University of Exeter Fewer than 5
39 University of Huddersfield Fewer than 5
39 University of the West of Scotland Fewer than 5
39 University of Warwick Fewer than 5
39 University of Worcester Fewer than 5
39 University of York Fewer than 5
39 Unspecified Fewer than 5
39 Veolia Environmental Services Fewer than 5
39 Warner Brothers Fewer than 5
39 Wates Fewer than 5
39 Welsh Water Fewer than 5
39 Witheld Fewer than 5
39 Withheld 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.