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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Gloucestershire County Council 20
2 Devon County Council 15
2 Somerset County Council 15
4 Bristol City Council 10
4 Wiltshire County Council 10
6 Borough of Poole 5
6 Bournemouth Borough Council 5
6 Civil Service 5
6 Cornwall County Council 5
6 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 5
6 North Somerset Council 5
6 Plymouth City Council 5
6 South Gloucestershire Council 5
6 Swindon Borough Council 5
15 Avon and Somerset Constabulary Fewer than 5
15 British Army Fewer than 5
15 Dorset County Council Fewer than 5
15 Dorset Police Fewer than 5
15 Durham County Council Fewer than 5
15 HEFCE Fewer than 5
15 Her Majesty's Government Fewer than 5
15 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.