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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Gloucestershire County Council 20
2 Devon County Council 15
2 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 15
2 Somerset County Council 15
5 Bristol City Council 10
5 Deloitte 10
5 Ernst & Young 10
5 Intel Corporation 10
5 JP Morgan 10
5 KPMG 10
5 Nationwide 10
5 Newsquest 10
5 University of Bristol 10
5 Wiltshire County Council 10
15 Borough of Poole 5
15 Bournemouth Borough Council 5
15 Capita 5
15 Civil Service 5
15 Colliers International 5
15 Cornwall County Council 5
15 Grant Thornton 5
15 Hargreaves Lansdown 5
15 IOP Publishing 5
15 Kier Group 5
15 Liverpool Victoria 5
15 Lloyds Banking Group 5
15 Lyons Davidson Solicitors 5
15 Ministry of Defence (MOD) 5
15 North Somerset Council 5
15 Plymouth City Council 5
15 RSM 5
15 SEQOL 5
15 South Gloucestershire Council 5
15 Swindon Borough Council 5
15 Workman 5
15 Zurich Financial Services 5
37 4Children Fewer than 5
37 Aecom Fewer than 5
37 Archant Fewer than 5
37 Atkins Fewer than 5
37 Aviva Fewer than 5
37 Avon and Somerset Constabulary Fewer than 5
37 Babcock Fewer than 5
37 BAE Systems Fewer than 5
37 Bailey Partnership Fewer than 5
37 Balfour Beatty Fewer than 5
37 Bank of Ireland Fewer than 5
37 Barnardo's Fewer than 5
37 BDO Fewer than 5
37 Brandon Trust Fewer than 5
37 British Army Fewer than 5
37 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Fewer than 5
37 Carter Jonas Fewer than 5
37 Catch22 Fewer than 5
37 CGI Group Fewer than 5
37 Church of England Fewer than 5
37 Cobham Fewer than 5
37 Computershare Fewer than 5
37 Costa Coffee Fewer than 5
37 Costain Fewer than 5
37 Crowe Clark Whitehill Fewer than 5
37 Cygnet Health Care Fewer than 5
37 Danone Fewer than 5
37 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) Fewer than 5
37 Dorset County Council Fewer than 5
37 Dorset Police Fewer than 5
37 Durham County Council Fewer than 5
37 Dyson Fewer than 5
37 E.ON Fewer than 5
37 Edif ERA Fewer than 5
37 EE Fewer than 5
37 FDM Fewer than 5
37 Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios Fewer than 5
37 HEFCE Fewer than 5
37 Her Majesty's Government Fewer than 5
37 Hewlett Packard Fewer than 5
37 HSBC Fewer than 5
37 IBM Fewer than 5
37 IPL Fewer than 5
37 Jacobs Engineering Fewer than 5
37 JLL Fewer than 5
37 JMP Consultants Fewer than 5
37 Lambert Smith Hampton Fewer than 5
37 Mazars Fewer than 5
37 Mind Fewer than 5
37 Morgan Sindall Fewer than 5
37 National Trust Fewer than 5
37 Natural England Fewer than 5
37 Network Rail Fewer than 5
37 NewLaw Fewer than 5
37 NHS Blood and Transplant Fewer than 5
37 Persimmon Homes Fewer than 5
37 Punter Southall Fewer than 5
37 RNLI Fewer than 5
37 Rolls-Royce Fewer than 5
37 Saffery Champness Fewer than 5
37 Sandwell Council Fewer than 5
37 Schneider Electric Fewer than 5
37 Scope Fewer than 5
37 SJD Accountancy Fewer than 5
37 Skanska Fewer than 5
37 Smith & Williamson Fewer than 5
37 Strutt & Parker Fewer than 5
37 Superdry Fewer than 5
37 Sweett Group Fewer than 5
37 Sword Apak Fewer than 5
37 TSB Fewer than 5
37 UCAS Fewer than 5
37 United Learning Fewer than 5
37 University of Bath Fewer than 5
37 University of Plymouth Fewer than 5
37 Wessex Water Fewer than 5
37 Western Power Distribution Fewer than 5
37 WHSmith Fewer than 5
37 Witheld 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.