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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.

Scotland

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Hewlett Packard 75
2 Glasgow City Council 40
2 Police Scotland 40
4 Specsavers 35
5 Boots 30
5 City of Edinburgh Council 30
5 Fife Council 30
8 Dumfries & Galloway Council 25
8 JP Morgan 25
8 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 25
8 South Ayrshire Council 25
12 Aberdeenshire Council 20
12 Babcock 20
12 Deloitte 20
12 East Ayrshire Council 20
12 Ernst & Young 20
12 Falkirk Council 20
12 Jacobs Engineering 20
12 KPMG 20
12 Lloyds Banking Group 20
12 North Lanarkshire Council 20
12 Renfrewshire Council 20
12 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 20
12 South Lanarkshire Council 20
12 West Lothian Council 20
26 Aberdeen City Council 15
26 Aecom 15
26 Arnold Clark 15
26 BAE Systems 15
26 Charles River Laboratories 15
26 East Lothian Council 15
26 Enterprise 15
26 Lanarkshire Council 15
26 Morgan Stanley 15
26 Perth & Kinross Council 15
26 Scottish Water 15
26 Shell 15
26 University of Edinburgh 15
39 Amey 10
39 Angus Council 10
39 Arup 10
39 Baker Hughes 10
39 Balfour Beatty 10
39 BP 10
39 Diageo 10
39 Dundee City Council 10
39 East Dunbartonshire Council 10
39 East Renfrewshire Council 10
39 General Electric 10
39 Highland Council 10
39 Lidl 10
39 Midlothian Council 10
39 Mott Macdonald 10
39 North Ayrshire Council 10
39 Robert Gordon University 10
39 Rockstar Games 10
39 Scottish Borders Council 10
39 Skyscanner 10
39 Standard Life 10
39 Stirling Council 10
39 Tesco 10
39 West Dunbartonshire Council 10
63 Aker Solutions 5
63 Aldi 5
63 Amazon 5
63 AMEC 5
63 Anderson, Anderson & Brown 5
63 Asda 5
63 Ashurt 5
63 Atkins 5
63 Audit Scotland 5
63 Aviagen Group 5
63 Baird's Pharmacy 5
63 Bakkavör 5
63 Barclays 5
63 BDO 5
63 BioReliance 5
63 BlackRock 5
63 BrewDog 5
63 BT 5
63 CALA Homes 5
63 Capita 5
63 Carillion 5
63 CBRE 5
63 CGI Group 5
63 Church of Scotland 5
63 City of Glasgow College 5
63 Civil Service 5
63 Clackmannanshire Council 5
63 Costa Coffee 5
63 Cundall 5
63 Dandara 5
63 Doosan Babcock 5
63 Dundee University 5
63 ECS 5
63 Edinburgh City Council 5
63 Edinburgh Napier University 5
63 Fairhurst 5
63 FDM 5
63 FMC Technologies 5
63 GlaxoSmithKline 5
63 Grant Thornton 5
63 Grontmij 5
63 H & M 5
63 Hollister 5
63 HSBC 5
63 Hymans Robertson 5
63 IBM 5
63 Interserve 5
63 Inverclyde Council 5
63 Jeremy Gardner Associates 5
63 Johnston Carmichael 5
63 Laing O'Rourke 5
63 Lloyds Pharmacy 5
63 McDonald's 5
63 Mercer 5
63 Moray Council 5
63 Morgan Sindall 5
63 NCR 5
63 Network Rail 5
63 Petrofac 5
63 Robin Partington & Partners 5
63 Rolls-Royce 5
63 Royal Mail 5
63 RPS Group 5
63 Santander 5
63 Schlumberger 5
63 Schuh 5
63 Scottish Government 5
63 SecureWorks 5
63 Selex ES 5
63 Sir Robert McAlpine 5
63 Skills Development Scotland 5
63 Sky 5
63 Sopra Steria 5
63 SSE 5
63 Sweett Group 5
63 Technip 5
63 Thales 5
63 The Big Partnership 5
63 Turner & Townsend 5
63 University of Dundee 5
63 University of Glasgow 5
63 University of St Andrews 5
63 University of the West of Scotland 5
63 Unspecified Employer 5
63 Verint Systems 5
63 Virgin 5
63 Vision Express 5
63 Well Pharmacy 5
63 Wilson Imports 5
63 Witheld 5
63 WSP Group 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.