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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 BAE Systems 10
1 GlaxoSmithKline 10
1 Jaguar Land Rover 10
1 Rolls-Royce 10
5 AkzoNobel 5
5 Ford 5
5 General Electric 5
5 Hewlett Packard 5
5 Intel Corporation 5
5 Johnson & Johnson 5
5 Kerry Group 5
5 L'Oreal 5
5 Nestlé 5
5 Nissan 5
5 Procter & Gamble 5
5 Reckitt Benckiser 5
5 Sanofi 5
5 Tarmac 5
5 Tata Steel 5
5 Thales 5
5 Unilever 5
22 Abbott UK Fewer than 5
22 Airbus Fewer than 5
22 Arla Foods Fewer than 5
22 AstraZeneca Fewer than 5
22 B/E Aerospace Fewer than 5
22 Bakkavör Fewer than 5
22 Bayer Fewer than 5
22 BMW Fewer than 5
22 Bosch Fewer than 5
22 British American Tobacco Fewer than 5
22 British Steel Fewer than 5
22 Celesio Fewer than 5
22 Cummins Fewer than 5
22 Dawn Meats Fewer than 5
22 Diageo Fewer than 5
22 Dyson Fewer than 5
22 Ecolab Fewer than 5
22 Essentra Fewer than 5
22 Express Vending Fewer than 5
22 Faurecia Fewer than 5
22 Hilti Fewer than 5
22 Honda Fewer than 5
22 Honeywell Fewer than 5
22 INEOS Fewer than 5
22 Kingspan Group Fewer than 5
22 Leica Biosystems Fewer than 5
22 Leonardo Fewer than 5
22 Lockheed Martin Fewer than 5
22 London Electric Vehicle Company Fewer than 5
22 MBDA Fewer than 5
22 McLaren Fewer than 5
22 Mondelez International Fewer than 5
22 Moy Park Fewer than 5
22 Pall Corporation Fewer than 5
22 PepsiCo Fewer than 5
22 Pfizer Fewer than 5
22 Philips Fewer than 5
22 pladis Fewer than 5
22 Premier Foods Fewer than 5
22 Qinetiq Fewer than 5
22 Ransomes Jacobsen Fewer than 5
22 Raytheon Private Sector Fewer than 5
22 RB Fewer than 5
22 Red Bull Fewer than 5
22 Rich Products Fewer than 5
22 Samsung Fewer than 5
22 Smith & Nephew Fewer than 5
22 Syngenta Fewer than 5
22 Thompson Aero Seating Fewer than 5
22 Triumph Motorcycles Fewer than 5
22 Ultra Electronics Fewer than 5
22 Zodiac Aerospace0 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.