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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.

South West

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Royal Navy 45
2 Renishaw 35
3 Babcock 30
3 Dyson 30
3 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 30
3 Specsavers 30
7 Atkins 25
7 Devon County Council 25
7 Gloucestershire County Council 25
7 JP Morgan 25
11 Airbus 20
11 Boots 20
11 Nationwide 20
11 Somerset County Council 20
11 University of Bristol 20
16 BAE Systems 15
16 British Army 15
16 Cornwall County Council 15
16 Enterprise 15
16 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 15
16 University of Exeter 15
22 Bristol City Council 10
22 Deloitte 10
22 Dorset Software 10
22 Ernst & Young 10
22 Frazer-Nash Consultancy 10
22 General Electric 10
22 Hewlett Packard 10
22 Intel Corporation 10
22 Kier Group 10
22 KPMG 10
22 Lloyds Banking Group 10
22 Newsquest 10
22 Plymouth City Council 10
22 Teach First 10
22 University of Bath 10
22 Wiltshire County Council 10
38 Aecom 5
38 AgustaWestland 5
38 Aldi 5
38 Amey 5
38 Arts University Bournemouth 5
38 Arup 5
38 Asda 5
38 Avon and Somerset Constabulary 5
38 Balfour Beatty 5
38 Borough of Poole 5
38 Bournemouth Borough Council 5
38 Brandon Trust 5
38 Brightpearl 5
38 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 5
38 BT 5
38 Buro Happold 5
38 BuroHappold 5
38 Capita 5
38 CGI Group 5
38 Civil Service 5
38 Colliers International 5
38 Computershare 5
38 Concoction Theatre Company 5
38 Cygnet Health Care 5
38 Day Lewis Pharmacy 5
38 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 5
38 Degence Equipment and Support 5
38 Dorset County Council 5
38 Dorset Police 5
38 EDF Energy 5
38 EE 5
38 Framestore 5
38 Grant Thornton 5
38 Hargreaves Lansdown 5
38 Hays 5
38 Her Majesty's Government 5
38 Highcroft Veterinary Group 5
38 Hoare Lea 5
38 HSBC 5
38 IBM 5
38 Independent Vetcare 5
38 IOP Publishing 5
38 IPL 5
38 Jacobs Engineering 5
38 John Lewis Partnership 5
38 Legit Films 5
38 Liverpool Victoria 5
38 Lloyds Pharmacy 5
38 Lyons Davidson Solicitors 5
38 MBDA 5
38 Met Office 5
38 Mott Macdonald 5
38 Natural England 5
38 Network Rail 5
38 North Somerset Council 5
38 Plymouth College of Art 5
38 Purple Secure Systems 5
38 Qinetiq 5
38 Rolls-Royce 5
38 RSM 5
38 Sainsbury's 5
38 Schlumberger 5
38 Schneider Electric 5
38 SEQOL 5
38 Siemens AG 5
38 Sirona Care & Health 5
38 Softwire 5
38 South Gloucestershire Council 5
38 Subway 5
38 Superdry 5
38 Swindon Borough Council 5
38 Sword Apak 5
38 Techmodal 5
38 Tesco 5
38 Thales 5
38 The Range 5
38 Thinking Juice 5
38 UCAS 5
38 Ultra Electronics 5
38 University of the West of England Bristol 5
38 Vision Express 5
38 Waitrose 5
38 Wells Cathedral School 5
38 Wessex Archaeology 5
38 Wessex Water 5
38 Western Power Distribution 5
38 Weston College 5
38 Workman 5
38 WS Atkins 5
38 WSP Group 5
38 ZigZag Education 5
38 Zurich Financial Services 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.