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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 – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Aldi 15
2 Argos 5
2 Asda 5
2 Enterprise 5
2 Hollister 5
2 Lidl 5
2 Majestic Wine 5
2 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 5
2 Sainsbury's 5
2 Tesco 5
11 Abercrombie & Fitch Fewer than 5
11 Amazon Fewer than 5
11 Arriva Fewer than 5
11 Avis Budget Group Fewer than 5
11 Barnardo's Fewer than 5
11 Boots Fewer than 5
11 British Heart Foundation Fewer than 5
11 Capita Fewer than 5
11 Carphone Warehouse Fewer than 5
11 Cheshire Constabulary Fewer than 5
11 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
11 Debenhams Fewer than 5
11 Eversheds Fewer than 5
11 First Group Fewer than 5
11 General Electric Fewer than 5
11 H&M Fewer than 5
11 Headway Fewer than 5
11 Home Bargains Fewer than 5
11 House of Fraser Fewer than 5
11 HSBC Fewer than 5
11 Hut Group Fewer than 5
11 Lancaster University Fewer than 5
11 Manchester Airports Group Fewer than 5
11 Marks & Spencer Fewer than 5
11 Morgan Sindall Fewer than 5
11 Network Rail Fewer than 5
11 Pets At Home Fewer than 5
11 Procter & Gamble Fewer than 5
11 River Island Fewer than 5
11 Royal Air Force (RAF) Fewer than 5
11 Royal Mail Fewer than 5
11 Santander Fewer than 5
11 Sellafield Fewer than 5
11 Subway Fewer than 5
11 Superdrug Fewer than 5
11 TUI Travel Fewer than 5
11 Uber Fewer than 5
11 Unilever Fewer than 5
11 United Biscuits Fewer than 5
11 Volkswagen Group Fewer than 5
11 Wincanton Fewer than 5
11 YMCA 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.