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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 – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Royal Navy 30
2 Enterprise 10
3 Aldi 5
3 British Army 5
3 John Lewis Partnership 5
3 Lloyds Banking Group 5
3 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 5
3 Sainsbury's 5
3 Tesco 5
3 University of Exeter 5
3 Waitrose 5
12 Abercrombie & Fitch Fewer than 5
12 Allianz Insurance Fewer than 5
12 Amey Fewer than 5
12 Argos Fewer than 5
12 Asda Fewer than 5
12 BAE Systems Fewer than 5
12 Bank of Ireland Fewer than 5
12 Barclays Fewer than 5
12 Barratt Developments Fewer than 5
12 Barratt Homes Fewer than 5
12 Boots Fewer than 5
12 Brandon Trust Fewer than 5
12 British Heart Foundation Fewer than 5
12 Cancer Research UK Fewer than 5
12 EE Fewer than 5
12 Estée Lauder Fewer than 5
12 First Group Fewer than 5
12 Hollister Fewer than 5
12 HSBC Fewer than 5
12 Jack Wills Fewer than 5
12 JP Morgan Fewer than 5
12 Karen Millen Fewer than 5
12 Lidl Fewer than 5
12 Lush Fewer than 5
12 Marks & Spencer Fewer than 5
12 Morrisons Fewer than 5
12 Nando's Fewer than 5
12 National Autistic Society Fewer than 5
12 Nationwide Fewer than 5
12 NatWest Fewer than 5
12 PDSA Fewer than 5
12 Plymouth College of Art Fewer than 5
12 Primark Fewer than 5
12 Rolls-Royce Fewer than 5
12 Royal Mail Fewer than 5
12 Specsavers Fewer than 5
12 Subway Fewer than 5
12 The Range Fewer than 5
12 The Wolseley Fewer than 5
12 Thinking Juice Fewer than 5
12 Topshop Fewer than 5
12 University of Bath Fewer than 5
12 University of the West of England Bristol Fewer than 5
12 Yorkshire Building Society Fewer than 5
12 Zurich Financial Services 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.