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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.

Accommodation & food

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 McDonald's 50
2 Costa Coffee 20
2 Domino's Pizza 20
4 Pizza Express 15
4 Pizza Hut 15
6 KFC 10
6 Nando's 10
6 Premier Inn 10
6 Starbucks 10
6 Subway 10
6 Whistler Blackcomb 10
6 White Lodging Hotel Management 10
13 BaxterStorey 5
13 Butlins 5
13 Compass Group 5
13 Fullers 5
13 Greene King 5
13 Hilton Hotels 5
13 Hotelplan 5
13 J D Wetherspoon 5
13 Jurys Inn 5
13 Just Eat 5
13 Marriott International 5
13 Mitchells & Butlers 5
13 Principal Hotel Company 5
13 Radisson Blu 5
13 Red Carnationa Hotels 5
13 Stonegate Pub Company 5
13 Welcome Break 5
30 Amadeus Fewer than 5
30 Camp America Fewer than 5
30 DeVere Group Fewer than 5
30 Invasion Fewer than 5
30 IRIS Fewer than 5
30 Nespresso Fewer than 5
30 Parkdean Resorts Fewer than 5
30 QHotels Fewer than 5
30 Revolution Bars Fewer than 5
30 The Stable 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.