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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 – Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Police Scotland 40
2 South Lanarkshire Council 15
3 Aberdeen City Council 10
3 Aberdeenshire Council 10
3 Angus Council 10
3 Fife Council 10
3 North Lanarkshire Council 10
3 Perth & Kinross Council 10
3 South Ayrshire Council 10
10 Audit Scotland 5
10 City of Edinburgh Council 5
10 Civil Service 5
10 Dumfries & Galloway Council 5
10 Dundee City Council 5
10 East Ayrshire Council 5
10 East Dunbartonshire Council 5
10 East Lothian Council 5
10 East Renfrewshire Council 5
10 Falkirk Council 5
10 Glasgow City Council 5
10 Highland Council 5
10 Inverclyde Council 5
10 Midlothian Council 5
10 Renfrewshire Council 5
10 Scottish Borders Council 5
10 Scottish Government 5
10 Stirling Council 5
10 West Lothian Council 5
29 British Transport Police Fewer than 5
29 Clackmannanshire Council Fewer than 5
29 Department for International Development Fewer than 5
29 Ministry of Defence (MOD) Fewer than 5
29 Moray Council Fewer than 5
29 North Ayrshire Council Fewer than 5
29 Royal Navy Fewer than 5
29 West Dunbartonshire 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.