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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.

Wholesale, retail & vehicle repair

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 380
2 Specsavers 300
3 Amazon 110
4 Lloyds Pharmacy 105
5 Tesco 65
6 Vision Express 55
7 Aldi 45
7 Well Pharmacy 45
9 Marks & Spencer 40
10 Asda 35
10 Hut Group 35
10 Next 35
10 Sainsbury's 35
14 Lidl 30
15 Cohens Chemist 25
15 Majestic Wine 25
17 Argos 20
17 Asos 20
17 Day Lewis Pharmacy 20
17 Gordons Chemist 20
17 John Lewis Partnership 20
17 Morrisons 20
17 River Island 20
24 Clear Pharmacy 15
24 Debenhams 15
24 Hollister 15
24 Medicare 15
24 New Look 15
24 Ocado 15
24 Superdrug 15
24 Wren Living 15
32 Apple 10
32 Arnold Clark 10
32 Boohoo 10
32 Clarks 10
32 Co-operative (Co-Op) 10
32 Dixons 10
32 Estée Lauder 10
32 H & M 10
32 Harrods 10
32 House of Fraser 10
32 Iceland 10
32 JD Sports 10
32 Kurt Geiger 10
32 Manor Pharmacy 10
32 Optical Express 10
32 Primark 10
32 Superdry 10
32 TJX Europe 10
32 Waitrose 10
32 Well 10
52 Abercrombie & Fitch 5
52 Adidas 5
52 Agent Provocateur 5
52 AllSaints 5
52 Amplifon 5
52 AO.com 5
52 Arcadia 5
52 Aschem 5
52 Ashfield Healthcare 5
52 Barbour 5
52 Britannia Pharmacy 5
52 Burberry 5
52 Carphone Warehouse 5
52 CeX 5
52 Chana Chemist 5
52 Chanel 5
52 Clockwork Pharmacy 5
52 Community Pharmacy 5
52 Cos Stores 5
52 Day Night Pharmacy 5
52 Decathlon 5
52 Dunelm Mill 5
52 Farmfoods 5
52 French Connection 5
52 Green Light Pharmacies 5
52 Greggs 5
52 H&M 5
52 Halfords 5
52 Harvey Nichols 5
52 Holland & Barrett 5
52 Home Retail Group 5
52 Howdens Joinery 5
52 Hugo Boss 5
52 Ideal World 5
52 IKEA 5
52 Jack Wills 5
52 Jimmy Choo 5
52 Joules 5
52 Kamsons Pharmacy 5
52 Karen Millen 5
52 Kingfisher 5
52 Knights Pharmacy 5
52 Links of London 5
52 Lloyds Banking Group 5
52 M&Co. 5
52 Matalan 5
52 McKeevers Chemist 5
52 Mothercare 5
52 Moto Hospitality 5
52 N Brown Group plc 5
52 NET-A-PORTER 5
52 O2 5
52 Pandora 5
52 Paul Smith 5
52 Paydens Pharmacy 5
52 Pendragon 5
52 Pharmacy Care Plus 5
52 Phase Eight 5
52 Poundland 5
52 QVC 5
52 Schuh 5
52 Sotheby's 5
52 Sports Direct 5
52 Staples 5
52 Ted Baker 5
52 Tommy Hilfiger 5
52 Topshop 5
52 Touchwood Pharmacy 5
52 Toys R Us 5
52 Visage 5
52 Vodafone 5
52 Volkswagen Group 5
52 Walgreens Boots Alliance 5
52 Webster's Pharmacy 5
52 White Company 5
52 WHSmith 5
52 Yoox Net-A-Porter Group 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.