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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 – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Amazon 60
2 Aldi 40
3 Asda 30
3 Tesco 30
5 Majestic Wine 25
5 Marks & Spencer 25
5 Sainsbury's 25
8 Lidl 20
9 Boots 15
9 John Lewis Partnership 15
11 Argos 10
11 Hollister 10
11 Morrisons 10
11 Next 10
11 Waitrose 10
16 Abercrombie & Fitch 5
16 Apple 5
16 Carphone Warehouse 5
16 Clarks 5
16 Co-operative (Co-Op) 5
16 Debenhams 5
16 Decathlon 5
16 Farmfoods 5
16 French Connection 5
16 H & M 5
16 Halfords 5
16 Holland & Barrett 5
16 House of Fraser 5
16 Hut Group 5
16 Iceland 5
16 JD Sports 5
16 Kurt Geiger 5
16 Links of London 5
16 New Look 5
16 O2 5
16 Ocado 5
16 Pandora 5
16 Poundland 5
16 Primark 5
16 River Island 5
16 Schuh 5
16 Staples 5
16 Superdrug 5
16 Superdry 5
16 TJX Europe 5
16 Toys R Us 5
47 AllSaints Fewer than 5
47 Arcadia Fewer than 5
47 Arnold Clark Fewer than 5
47 B&Q Fewer than 5
47 Barbour Fewer than 5
47 Body Shop Fewer than 5
47 CeX Fewer than 5
47 Cos Stores Fewer than 5
47 Dixons Fewer than 5
47 Dunelm Mill Fewer than 5
47 Evans Cycles Fewer than 5
47 Exertis Fewer than 5
47 Fenwick Fewer than 5
47 Greggs Fewer than 5
47 H&M Fewer than 5
47 Harrods Fewer than 5
47 Hermes Fewer than 5
47 Home Retail Group Fewer than 5
47 Howdens Joinery Fewer than 5
47 Hugo Boss Fewer than 5
47 IKEA Fewer than 5
47 Jack Wills Fewer than 5
47 Jaeger Fewer than 5
47 Joules Fewer than 5
47 Karen Millen Fewer than 5
47 Kingfisher Fewer than 5
47 Laura Ashley Fewer than 5
47 Lush Fewer than 5
47 Matalan Fewer than 5
47 Mothercare Fewer than 5
47 Peacocks Fewer than 5
47 Phase Eight Fewer than 5
47 QVC Fewer than 5
47 Screwfix Fewer than 5
47 Selfridges Fewer than 5
47 Specsavers Fewer than 5
47 Ted Baker Fewer than 5
47 The Fragrance Shop Fewer than 5
47 The Works Fewer than 5
47 Tommy Hilfiger Fewer than 5
47 Topshop Fewer than 5
47 Unspecified Employer Fewer than 5
47 Vision Express Fewer than 5
47 Vodafone Fewer than 5
47 Volkswagen Group Fewer than 5
47 Warehouse Fewer than 5
47 White Stuff Fewer than 5
47 WHSmith 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.