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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 – Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Middlesbrough Council 15
2 Durham County Council 10
2 Newcastle City Council 10
2 Northumberland County Council 10
2 Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council 10
2 Sunderland City Council 10
7 Cleveland Police 5
7 Gateshead Council 5
7 North Tyneside Council 5
7 Northumbria Police 5
11 British Army Fewer than 5
11 Department for Work & Pensions Fewer than 5
11 Hartlepool Borough Council Fewer than 5
11 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
11 Kent Police Fewer than 5
11 National Audit Office Fewer than 5
11 Royal Air Force (RAF) Fewer than 5
11 South Tyneside Council Fewer than 5
11 Stockton Borough Council 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.