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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 – Education

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Glasgow City Council 35
2 City of Edinburgh Council 25
2 Dumfries & Galloway Council 25
4 Fife Council 20
5 Falkirk Council 15
5 Lanarkshire Council 15
5 Renfrewshire Council 15
5 South Ayrshire Council 15
5 University of Edinburgh 15
5 West Lothian Council 15
11 Aberdeenshire Council 10
11 East Ayrshire Council 10
11 East Lothian Council 10
11 East Renfrewshire Council 10
11 North Lanarkshire Council 10
11 Robert Gordon University 10
11 Scottish Borders Council 10
18 Aberdeen City Council 5
18 City of Glasgow College 5
18 Clackmannanshire Council 5
18 East Dunbartonshire Council 5
18 Edinburgh City Council 5
18 Edinburgh Napier University 5
18 Highland Council 5
18 Inverclyde Council 5
18 Midlothian Council 5
18 North Ayrshire Council 5
18 Skills Development Scotland 5
18 South Lanarkshire Council 5
18 Stirling Council 5
18 University of Dundee 5
18 University of Glasgow 5
18 University of St Andrews 5
18 University of the West of Scotland 5
18 West Dunbartonshire Council 5
36 Angus Council Fewer than 5
36 Bannockburn Primary School Fewer than 5
36 Busy Bees Fewer than 5
36 Dundee City Council Fewer than 5
36 Explore Learning Fewer than 5
36 Glasgow Caledonian University Fewer than 5
36 Moray Council Fewer than 5
36 Perth & Kinross Council Fewer than 5
36 Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Fewer than 5
36 St Mary's Primary School Fewer than 5
36 Teach First Fewer than 5
36 Unspecified Employer 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.