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Top Graduate Employers

Below is a list of the top 100 graduate recruiters. You can filter the table by region, industry and occupation.

The financial services industry is the main recruiter of university graduates into professional employment. The second main recruiter is the healthcare industry.

Manufacturing

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Jaguar Land Rover 165
2 Rolls-Royce 125
3 BAE Systems 85
4 GlaxoSmithKline 75
5 Hewlett Packard 50
6 Dyson 40
6 Thales 40
8 MBDA 35
9 Airbus 30
9 Renishaw 30
9 Unilever 30
12 ARM 25
12 Leonardo 25
12 Nissan 25
15 Ford 20
15 General Electric 20
15 Procter & Gamble 20
15 Qinetiq 20
19 AkzoNobel 15
19 AstraZeneca 15
19 Diageo 15
19 McLaren 15
19 Randox Laboratories 15
19 Tata Steel 15
19 Triumph Motorcycles 15
26 AWE 10
26 Bakkavör 10
26 Bentley Motors 10
26 British Steel 10
26 Caterpillar 10
26 Cummins 10
26 JCB 10
26 Johnson & Johnson 10
26 Johnson Matthey 10
26 Kerry Group 10
26 Lockheed Martin 10
26 Mondelez International 10
26 Moy Park 10
26 Pall Corporation 10
26 pladis 10
26 Sanofi 10
26 Tarmac 10
26 Thompson Aero Seating 10
26 Ultra Electronics 10
45 AB InBev 5
45 Abbott UK 5
45 Alstom 5
45 Andor Technology 5
45 Aston Martin 5
45 B/E Aerospace 5
45 Bayer 5
45 BBI Solutions 5
45 BMW 5
45 Bombardier 5
45 Bosch 5
45 British American Tobacco 5
45 British Sugar 5
45 Cambridge Medical Robotics 5
45 Cargill 5
45 Catalent 5
45 CDE Global 5
45 Chivas Brothers 5
45 Cirrus Logic 5
45 Coty 5
45 David Howard 5
45 Dawn Meats 5
45 DePuy Synthes 5
45 Devenish Nutrition 5
45 Dunbia 5
45 Ecolab 5
45 Eli Lilly 5
45 Essentra 5
45 Faurecia 5
45 FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies 5
45 GA Pet Food Partners 5
45 Games Workshop 5
45 Greencore Group 5
45 Hitachi Rail Europe 5
45 Honda 5
45 INEOS 5
45 Intel Corporation 5
45 Kingspan Group 5
45 Leica Biosystems 5
45 Leonardo Helicopters 5
45 Lonza Biologics 5
45 L'Oreal 5
45 MAHLE Powertrain 5
45 Mars 5
45 Morgan Advanced Matereials 5
45 NCR 5
45 Nestlé 5
45 Neville Johnson 5
45 PepsiCo 5
45 Pfizer 5
45 Philips 5
45 Plastic Omnium 5
45 Premier Foods 5
45 Primetals Technologies 5
45 Ransomes Jacobsen 5
45 Raytheon Private Sector 5
45 Reckitt Benckiser 5
45 Ross-shire engineering 5
45 Samsung 5
45 Schneider Electric 5
45 Siemens AG 5
45 Smith & Nephew 5
45 Sony 5
45 Spirax Sarco 5
45 Stanley Black And Decker 5
45 Syngenta 5
45 Terex 5
45 Teva 5
45 UK Greetings 5
45 Unipart Manufacturing Group 5
45 UTC Aerospace Systems 5
45 Vax 5
45 Xerox 5
45 Zodiac Aerospace0 5

This table is compiled using data taken from the annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey (2015–16) 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.