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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Balfour Beatty 15
1 Kier Group 15
1 Skanska 15
4 Bam Nuttall 10
4 Carillion 10
4 Jacobs Engineering 10
4 Laing O'Rourke 10
4 Mace 10
4 Morgan Sindall 10
4 Mouchel 10
11 Amey 5
11 Canary Wharf Group 5
11 Costain 5
11 Crest Nicholson 5
11 Galliford Try 5
11 Highways England 5
11 Interserve 5
11 ISG Pearce 5
11 Lagan Construction 5
11 Lendlease 5
11 McAleer & Rushe 5
11 Multiplex 5
11 Redrow Homes 5
11 Sir Robert McAlpine 5
11 Taylor Wimpey 5
11 VolkerFitzpatrick 5
27 8build Fewer than 5
27 Barratt Developments Fewer than 5
27 Barratt Homes Fewer than 5
27 Bentley Motors Fewer than 5
27 Berkeley Homes Fewer than 5
27 Bouygues UK Fewer than 5
27 CALA Homes Fewer than 5
27 Colas Rail Fewer than 5
27 Graham Fewer than 5
27 JN Bentley Fewer than 5
27 Morrison Construction Fewer than 5
27 Persimmon Homes Fewer than 5
27 Spie Fewer than 5
27 SYSTRA Fewer than 5
27 Taylor Woodrow Fewer than 5
27 The Carey Group Fewer than 5
27 United Living Fewer than 5
27 Vital Energi Fewer than 5
27 Walter Lilly Fewer than 5
27 Wates Fewer than 5
27 Willmott Dixon 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.