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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 East

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 British Army 90
2 BAE Systems 55
3 Boots 50
4 Hewlett Packard 45
5 Kent County Council 40
5 Specsavers 40
7 Atkins 35
7 IBM 35
7 Southampton Solent University 35
10 Hampshire County Council 30
10 Laing O'Rourke 30
10 Vodafone 30
13 Enterprise 25
13 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 25
13 West Sussex County Council 25
16 Deloitte 20
16 Lloyds Pharmacy 20
16 Network Rail 20
19 Amey 15
19 BP 15
19 Capita 15
19 Ernst & Young 15
19 ExxonMobil 15
19 Grant Thornton 15
19 Kent Police 15
19 KPMG 15
19 Portsmouth City Council 15
19 RSM 15
19 Southampton City Council 15
19 Surrey County Council 15
19 Teach First 15
19 Thales 15
19 Thames Valley Police 15
19 University of Oxford 15
19 Virgin 15
36 BDO 10
36 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 10
36 East Sussex County Council 10
36 Explore Learning 10
36 Fidessa 10
36 Fujitsu 10
36 Hampshire Constabulary 10
36 Jacobs Engineering 10
36 Kier Group 10
36 Majestic Wine 10
36 Microsoft 10
36 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 10
36 Mott Macdonald 10
36 Newton Europe 10
36 Oxford University Press 10
36 Oxfordshire County Council 10
36 Paydens Pharmacy 10
36 Procter & Gamble 10
36 Qinetiq 10
36 Ricardo 10
36 RWS Group 10
36 Santander 10
36 Science & Technology Facilities Council 10
36 Tesco 10
36 Thames Water 10
36 University of Surrey 10
62 Abbott UK 5
62 Abercrombie & Fitch 5
62 Aecom 5
62 Aldi 5
62 Allianz Insurance 5
62 Amazon 5
62 American Express 5
62 Arqiva 5
62 Aviva 5
62 AWE 5
62 AXA 5
62 Babcock 5
62 Balfour Beatty 5
62 Bam Nuttall 5
62 Beechwood Primary School 5
62 BMW 5
62 BOC 5
62 Bracknell Forest Council 5
62 British Gas 5
62 BT 5
62 Buckinghamshire County Council 5
62 Butlins 5
62 CA Technologies 5
62 Capgemini 5
62 Cellmark 5
62 Centrica 5
62 CGI Group 5
62 Church of England 5
62 Cisco Systems 5
62 Costain 5
62 Cotswold Archaeology 5
62 Creative Assembly 5
62 CSC 5
62 CVS Group Plc 5
62 Dalcour Maclearen 5
62 David Lloyd 5
62 Day Lewis Pharmacy 5
62 DHL 5
62 Domino's Pizza 5
62 Dovetail Games 5
62 EDF Energy 5
62 Elsevier 5
62 Experior 5
62 Fisher German 5
62 Fluor 5
62 G T I Media 5
62 Galliford Try 5
62 Gatwick Airport 5
62 General Electric 5
62 GlaxoSmithKline 5
62 Greene King 5
62 Grontmij 5
62 Hawk-Eye Innovations 5
62 Holiday Extras 5
62 Home Retail Group 5
62 INC Research 5
62 Interserve 5
62 Isle of Wight Council 5
62 James Cowper Kreston 5
62 Jigsaw School 5
62 Kamsons Pharmacy 5
62 Ladbrokes 5
62 Legal & General 5
62 Lockheed Martin 5
62 Markerstudy 5
62 Marks & Spencer 5
62 Mars 5
62 Mazars 5
62 McDonald's 5
62 McLaren 5
62 MedPharm 5
62 Medway Council 5
62 Menzies LLP 5
62 Michael Page 5
62 Milton Keynes Council 5
62 Mondelez International 5
62 Mouchel 5
62 National Grid 5
62 National Instruments 5
62 Nuffield Health 5
62 O2 5
62 Open University 5
62 Opus 5
62 Orchard Lea Junior School 5
62 Ordnance Survey 5
62 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School 5
62 Oxford Brookes University 5
62 Peter Brett 5
62 Pfizer 5
62 PRA International 5
62 QA 5
62 QuintilesIMS 5
62 Ramboll 5
62 Raymarine Marine Electronics 5
62 Reading Borough Council 5
62 Rentokil 5
62 Roffe Swayne 5
62 Rolls-Royce 5
62 Royal Holloway, University of London 5
62 Royal Mail 5
62 Royal Navy 5
62 Sainsbury's 5
62 SAS 5
62 Savills 5
62 Seaside Primary School 5
62 Siemens AG 5
62 Slough Borough Council 5
62 Softcat 5
62 Solent Creatives 5
62 Sophos 5
62 Southern Water 5
62 St John's Primary School 5
62 St Joseph's Catholic Primary School 5
62 St Peter's Catholic Primary School 5
62 Strutt & Parker 5
62 Supply Desk 5
62 Surrey Police 5
62 Surrey Sports Park 5
62 Taylor & Francis 5
62 Taylor Wimpey 5
62 The Gym Group 5
62 Towers Watson 5
62 Unilever 5
62 United Vanning 5
62 University of Brighton 5
62 University of Kent 5
62 University of Reading 5
62 University of Winchester 5
62 Vet 5
62 Vision Express 5
62 Volkswagen Group 5
62 Waitrose 5
62 West Berkshire Council 5
62 Willis Towers Watson 5
62 Willmott Dixon 5
62 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.