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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 – Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Royal Navy 45
2 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 30
3 Gloucestershire County Council 25
4 Devon County Council 20
5 British Army 15
5 Somerset County Council 15
7 Bristol City Council 10
7 Cornwall County Council 10
7 Wiltshire County Council 10
10 Avon and Somerset Constabulary 5
10 Borough of Poole 5
10 Bournemouth Borough Council 5
10 Civil Service 5
10 Degence Equipment and Support 5
10 Dorset Police 5
10 Her Majesty's Government 5
10 North Somerset Council 5
10 Plymouth City Council 5
10 South Gloucestershire Council 5
10 Swindon Borough Council 5
21 Dorset County Council Fewer than 5
21 Durham County Council Fewer than 5
21 Environment Agency Fewer than 5
21 HEFCE Fewer than 5
21 HM Prison Service Fewer than 5
21 Home Office Fewer than 5
21 National Offender Management Office Fewer than 5
21 Sandwell 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.