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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 – Professional, scientific & technical

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Renishaw 35
2 Babcock 30
3 Atkins 25
4 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 15
5 Deloitte 10
5 Ernst & Young 10
5 Frazer-Nash Consultancy 10
5 KPMG 10
9 Aecom 5
9 Arup 5
9 Buro Happold 5
9 BuroHappold 5
9 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 5
9 Grant Thornton 5
9 Highcroft Veterinary Group 5
9 Hoare Lea 5
9 Independent Vetcare 5
9 Lyons Davidson Solicitors 5
9 Met Office 5
9 Mott Macdonald 5
9 Natural England 5
9 RSM 5
9 Thinking Juice 5
9 Wessex Archaeology 5
9 WS Atkins 5
9 WSP Group 5
27 Arcadis Fewer than 5
27 Bailey Partnership Fewer than 5
27 BDO Fewer than 5
27 BPA Quality Fewer than 5
27 CH2M Hill Fewer than 5
27 Companion Care Vets Fewer than 5
27 Cotswold Archaeology Fewer than 5
27 Crowe Clark Whitehill Fewer than 5
27 CVS Group Plc Fewer than 5
27 Edif ERA Fewer than 5
27 Fairhurst Fewer than 5
27 Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios Fewer than 5
27 Grontmij Fewer than 5
27 JBA Consulting Fewer than 5
27 JMP Consultants Fewer than 5
27 Lambert Smith Hampton Fewer than 5
27 Max Fordham Fewer than 5
27 Mazars Fewer than 5
27 Ministry of Defence (MOD) Fewer than 5
27 NewLaw Fewer than 5
27 Opus Fewer than 5
27 PDSA Fewer than 5
27 Pell Frischmann Fewer than 5
27 Ridge & Partners Fewer than 5
27 RPS Group Fewer than 5
27 Saffery Champness Fewer than 5
27 Science & Technology Facilities Council Fewer than 5
27 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
27 SJD Accountancy Fewer than 5
27 Smith & Williamson Fewer than 5
27 Sweett Group Fewer than 5
27 United Kingdom Hydrographic Office Fewer than 5
27 Vets4Pets 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.