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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 – Professional, scientific & technical – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Renishaw 30
2 Atkins 25
2 Babcock 25
4 Frazer-Nash Consultancy 10
5 Aecom 5
5 Arup 5
5 Buro Happold 5
5 BuroHappold 5
5 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 5
5 Hoare Lea 5
5 Met Office 5
5 Mott Macdonald 5
5 Wessex Archaeology 5
5 WS Atkins 5
5 WSP Group 5
16 Arcadis Fewer than 5
16 Bailey Partnership Fewer than 5
16 CH2M Hill Fewer than 5
16 Cotswold Archaeology Fewer than 5
16 Fairhurst Fewer than 5
16 Grontmij Fewer than 5
16 JBA Consulting Fewer than 5
16 KPMG Fewer than 5
16 Max Fordham Fewer than 5
16 Ministry of Defence (MOD) Fewer than 5
16 Natural England Fewer than 5
16 Opus Fewer than 5
16 Pell Frischmann Fewer than 5
16 Ridge & Partners Fewer than 5
16 RPS Group Fewer than 5
16 Science & Technology Facilities Council Fewer than 5
16 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
16 Thinking Juice Fewer than 5
16 United Kingdom Hydrographic Office 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.