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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.

North West

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 40
1 Liverpool Hope University 40
3 Ernst & Young 30
3 KPMG 30
3 Sellafield 30
6 BAE Systems 25
6 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 25
6 Deloitte 25
6 Lancashire County Council 25
6 Mott Macdonald 25
11 AstraZeneca 20
11 Atkins 20
11 Bentley Motors 20
11 Enterprise 20
11 Lloyds Pharmacy 20
11 Unilever 20
17 Aldi 15
17 Capita 15
17 Cohens Chemist 15
17 Cumbria County Council 15
17 Hut Group 15
17 Lancaster University 15
17 Manchester City Council 15
17 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 15
17 QA 15
17 Specsavers 15
17 United Utilities 15
17 University of Central Lancashire 15
29 Aecom 10
29 Allied Pharmacies 10
29 AMEC 10
29 Arup 10
29 Bank of America 10
29 Barclays 10
29 Carillion 10
29 Co-operative (Co-Op) 10
29 Grant Thornton 10
29 Hays 10
29 ITV 10
29 Jacobs Engineering 10
29 James Fisher Nuclear 10
29 Kier Group 10
29 Laing O'Rourke 10
29 Manchester Metropolitan University 10
29 McDonald's 10
29 National Nuclear Laboratory 10
29 Oldham Council 10
29 Redx Pharma 10
29 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 10
29 Teach First 10
29 Tesco 10
29 TT Games 10
53 Accenture 5
53 Active Win 5
53 Adelphi Group 5
53 AJ Bell 5
53 Amey 5
53 AO.com 5
53 Arcadis 5
53 Argos 5
53 Asda 5
53 Atos 5
53 Autism Initiatives 5
53 Auto Trader 5
53 Avecto 5
53 Balfour Beatty 5
53 Barnardo's 5
53 BDO 5
53 Blackpool Council 5
53 Boohoo 5
53 Bruntwood 5
53 BT 5
53 Bury Council 5
53 Cavendish Nuclear 5
53 CGP 5
53 Cheshire Constabulary 5
53 Cheshire East Council 5
53 Cheshire West & Chester Council 5
53 Church of England 5
53 CLB Coopers 5
53 Code Computerlove 5
53 Costain 5
53 Creative Support 5
53 Cumbria Constabularly 5
53 Cushman & Wakefield 5
53 Dai 5
53 Davey's Chemist 5
53 EA Technology 5
53 Edge Hill University 5
53 Eli Lilly 5
53 Energus 5
53 Everton F.C. 5
53 Explore Learning 5
53 Fircroft 5
53 Galliford Try 5
53 Grayce 5
53 Greater Manchester Police 5
53 Halton Borough Council 5
53 Havas 5
53 Her Majesty's Government 5
53 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) 5
53 Hollister 5
53 HSBC 5
53 IBM 5
53 Informa 5
53 Jaguar Land Rover 5
53 JD Sports 5
53 JD Williams 5
53 Johnson Matthey 5
53 Lambert Smith Hampton 5
53 Laser Quantum 5
53 LGC Group 5
53 Lidl 5
53 Lime Pictures 5
53 Liverpool City Council 5
53 Lloyds Banking Group 5
53 Majestic Wine 5
53 Manchester Airports Group 5
53 Manor Pharmacy 5
53 Matalan 5
53 MBDA 5
53 Metronet UK 5
53 Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley 5
53 Missguided 5
53 Morgan Sindall 5
53 Mouchel 5
53 Nanoco Technologies 5
53 Network Rail 5
53 Pets At Home 5
53 Premier Sports 5
53 Procter & Gamble 5
53 QIAGEN 5
53 Randstad 5
53 Rental Cars 5
53 Rochdale Borough Council 5
53 Royal London 5
53 RSM 5
53 Sainsbury's 5
53 Salford City Council 5
53 Shop Direct Group 5
53 Siemens AG 5
53 Sony 5
53 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 5
53 Superdrug 5
53 Talk Talk 5
53 Tenmat 5
53 Thales 5
53 Trafford Council 5
53 UD Group 5
53 Undisclosed 5
53 University of Bolton 5
53 University of Liverpool 5
53 University of Manchester 5
53 Unspecified 5
53 Visage 5
53 Vision Express 5
53 Warrington Borough Council 5
53 Well Pharmacy 5
53 Wigan Council 5
53 Willows Veterinary Group 5
53 Woodlands Primary School 5
53 WSP Group 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.