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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.

Construction – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Jacobs Engineering 55
2 Balfour Beatty 35
3 Kier Group 25
4 Skanska 20
5 Costain 15
5 Laing O'Rourke 15
7 Amey 10
7 Bam Nuttall 10
7 Carillion 10
7 Galliford Try 10
7 Graham 10
7 Highways England 10
7 Morgan Sindall 10
7 MWH Global 10
15 BEAR Scotland 5
15 Cementation Skanska 5
15 Colas Rail 5
15 Interserve 5
15 Mace 5
15 Morrison Utility Services 5
15 NG Bailey 5
15 Redrow Homes 5
15 Siemens AG 5
15 Sir Robert McAlpine 5
15 Taylor Woodrow 5
15 VolkerFitzpatrick 5
15 Willmott Dixon 5
28 Barratt Homes Fewer than 5
28 CALA Homes Fewer than 5
28 CGL Fewer than 5
28 Crest Nicholson Fewer than 5
28 JN Bentley Fewer than 5
28 Lagan Construction Fewer than 5
28 Lendlease Fewer than 5
28 Morrison Construction Fewer than 5
28 Mouchel Fewer than 5
28 Multiplex Fewer than 5
28 NIE Networks Fewer than 5
28 Persimmon Homes Fewer than 5
28 Spie Fewer than 5
28 SYSTRA Fewer than 5
28 Taylor Wimpey Fewer than 5
28 Vital Energi Fewer than 5
28 Walter Lilly 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.