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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 West – Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Lancashire County Council 25
2 Cumbria County Council 10
2 Manchester City Council 10
4 Blackpool Council 5
4 Cheshire Constabulary 5
4 Cheshire East Council 5
4 Cheshire West & Chester Council 5
4 Cumbria Constabularly 5
4 Greater Manchester Police 5
4 Halton Borough Council 5
4 Her Majesty's Government 5
4 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) 5
4 Liverpool City Council 5
4 Oldham Council 5
4 Rochdale Borough Council 5
4 Salford City Council 5
4 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 5
4 Wigan Council 5
19 Bury Council Fewer than 5
19 Civil Service Fewer than 5
19 Department for Work & Pensions Fewer than 5
19 Environment Agency Fewer than 5
19 Health and Safety Executive Fewer than 5
19 Highways England Fewer than 5
19 HM Prison Service Fewer than 5
19 Home Office Fewer than 5
19 Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley Fewer than 5
19 Ministry of Defence (MOD) Fewer than 5
19 Ministry of Justice Fewer than 5
19 National Offender Management Office Fewer than 5
19 National Probation Service Fewer than 5
19 Royal Air Force (RAF) Fewer than 5
19 Trafford Council Fewer than 5
19 Valuation Office Agency Fewer than 5
19 Warrington 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.