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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 – Public administration & defence – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Kent County Council 30
2 West Sussex County Council 20
3 East Sussex County Council 10
3 Hampshire County Council 10
3 Southampton City Council 10
3 Surrey County Council 10
7 Buckinghamshire County Council 5
7 Isle of Wight Council 5
7 Medway Council 5
7 Oxfordshire County Council 5
7 Portsmouth City Council 5
7 Reading Borough Council 5
7 Thames Valley Police 5
7 West Berkshire Council 5
15 Bracknell Forest Council Fewer than 5
15 Environment Agency Fewer than 5
15 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
15 Kent Police Fewer than 5
15 Milton Keynes Council Fewer than 5
15 Ministry of Justice Fewer than 5
15 Office For National Statistics (ONS) Fewer than 5
15 Slough Borough Council Fewer than 5
15 Valuation Office Agency Fewer than 5
15 Wokingham Borough 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.