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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 – Other managers & proprietors

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