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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 – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Jaguar Land Rover 140
2 Rolls-Royce 110
3 BAE Systems 75
4 GlaxoSmithKline 55
5 Hewlett Packard 45
6 MBDA 35
6 Thales 35
8 Airbus 30
8 Dyson 30
8 Renishaw 30
11 ARM 25
11 Leonardo 25
13 Ford 20
13 Nissan 20
13 Qinetiq 20
13 Unilever 20
17 Diageo 15
17 General Electric 15
17 McLaren 15
17 Randox Laboratories 15
17 Triumph Motorcycles 15
22 AkzoNobel 10
22 AstraZeneca 10
22 AWE 10
22 Bakkavör 10
22 Bentley Motors 10
22 British Steel 10
22 Caterpillar 10
22 JCB 10
22 Johnson Matthey 10
22 Lockheed Martin 10
22 Mondelez International 10
22 pladis 10
22 Procter & Gamble 10
22 Tata Steel 10
22 Ultra Electronics 10
37 Alstom 5
37 Andor Technology 5
37 Aston Martin 5
37 B/E Aerospace 5
37 BBI Solutions 5
37 Bombardier 5
37 Bosch 5
37 British Sugar 5
37 Cambridge Medical Robotics 5
37 Cargill 5
37 CDE Global 5
37 Cirrus Logic 5
37 Coty 5
37 Cummins 5
37 DePuy Synthes 5
37 Devenish Nutrition 5
37 Eli Lilly 5
37 FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies 5
37 Hitachi Rail Europe 5
37 INEOS 5
37 Johnson & Johnson 5
37 Kerry Group 5
37 Kingspan Group 5
37 Leonardo Helicopters 5
37 Lonza Biologics 5
37 MAHLE Powertrain 5
37 Mars 5
37 Morgan Advanced Matereials 5
37 NCR 5
37 Pall Corporation 5
37 Pfizer 5
37 Philips 5
37 Plastic Omnium 5
37 Premier Foods 5
37 Primetals Technologies 5
37 Ransomes Jacobsen 5
37 Reckitt Benckiser 5
37 Ross-shire engineering 5
37 Sanofi 5
37 Schneider Electric 5
37 Siemens AG 5
37 Spirax Sarco 5
37 Syngenta 5
37 Tarmac 5
37 Terex 5
37 Teva 5
37 Thompson Aero Seating 5
37 Unipart Manufacturing Group 5
37 UTC Aerospace Systems 5
37 Vax 5
37 Xerox 5
37 Zodiac Aerospace0 5
89 2 Sisters Food Group Fewer than 5
89 3M Fewer than 5
89 AB InBev Fewer than 5
89 Abbott UK Fewer than 5
89 Abcam Fewer than 5
89 Allied Bakeries Fewer than 5
89 Associated British Foods Fewer than 5
89 BMW Fewer than 5
89 British American Tobacco Fewer than 5
89 Catalent Fewer than 5
89 Celsa Manufacturing Fewer than 5
89 Chivas Brothers Fewer than 5
89 Churchill China Fewer than 5
89 Cobham Fewer than 5
89 ConvaTec Fewer than 5
89 Cummins Generator Technologies Fewer than 5
89 Danone Fewer than 5
89 Dawn Meats Fewer than 5
89 Dell Fewer than 5
89 Dunbia Fewer than 5
89 Eaton Corporation Fewer than 5
89 Ecolab Fewer than 5
89 Faurecia Fewer than 5
89 GA Pet Food Partners Fewer than 5
89 Good Hair Day Fewer than 5
89 Greencore Group Fewer than 5
89 Hilti Fewer than 5
89 Honda Fewer than 5
89 Honeywell Fewer than 5
89 Knauf Insulation Fewer than 5
89 Leica Biosystems Fewer than 5
89 Moy Park Fewer than 5
89 MSO Digital Agency Fewer than 5
89 Nerudia Fewer than 5
89 Nestlé Fewer than 5
89 Neville Johnson Fewer than 5
89 Novartis Fewer than 5
89 PepsiCo Fewer than 5
89 Pernod Ricard Fewer than 5
89 Raytheon Private Sector Fewer than 5
89 RB Fewer than 5
89 Rich Products Fewer than 5
89 Samsung Fewer than 5
89 Samworth Brothers Fewer than 5
89 Sensata Technologies Fewer than 5
89 SGS Fewer than 5
89 Smith & Nephew Fewer than 5
89 Sony Fewer than 5
89 Stanley Black And Decker Fewer than 5
89 Sun Chemical Fewer than 5
89 Thermo Fisher Scientific Fewer than 5
89 UK Greetings Fewer than 5
89 Vauxhall Fewer than 5
89 Vauxhall Motors Fewer than 5
89 William Jackson Food Group Fewer than 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.