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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 – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Aldi 10
2 Durham University 5
2 Lidl 5
2 Sainsbury's 5
5 Ann Summers Fewer than 5
5 Asda Fewer than 5
5 British Army Fewer than 5
5 Costa Coffee Fewer than 5
5 Cummins Fewer than 5
5 Durham County Council Fewer than 5
5 Enterprise Fewer than 5
5 Farmfoods Fewer than 5
5 Fenwick Fewer than 5
5 H & M Fewer than 5
5 Huntsman Fewer than 5
5 JD Sports Fewer than 5
5 John Lewis Partnership Fewer than 5
5 KP Snacks Fewer than 5
5 Marks & Spencer Fewer than 5
5 Nissan Fewer than 5
5 Procter & Gamble Fewer than 5
5 Royal Air Force (RAF) Fewer than 5
5 Royal Mail Fewer than 5
5 Subway Fewer than 5
5 Tarmac Fewer than 5
5 United Parcel Service Fewer than 5
5 Univar Fewer than 5
5 Whitbread 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.