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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.

North East – Wholesale, retail & vehicle repair

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 15
1 Specsavers 15
3 Aldi 10
4 Lidl 5
4 Lloyds Pharmacy 5
4 Sainsbury's 5
4 Vision Express 5
8 Ann Summers Fewer than 5
8 Asda Fewer than 5
8 CEF Fewer than 5
8 Farmfoods Fewer than 5
8 Fenwick Fewer than 5
8 H & M Fewer than 5
8 Jaeger Fewer than 5
8 JD Sports Fewer than 5
8 John Lewis Partnership Fewer than 5
8 Marks & Spencer Fewer than 5
8 Optical Express Fewer than 5
8 Pendragon Fewer than 5
8 Tesco Fewer than 5
8 Vodafone 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.