/

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.

Financial & insurance

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Lloyds Banking Group 115
2 Barclays 90
2 JP Morgan 90
4 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 50
5 Goldman Sachs 45
6 Citi 40
7 Morgan Stanley 30
7 Santander 30
9 Aon Hewitt 20
9 Bank of America 20
9 Nationwide 20
12 American Express 15
12 Bank of England 15
12 BlackRock 15
12 BNP Paribas 15
12 Deutsche Bank 15
12 Direct Line 15
12 Standard Life 15
19 AXA 10
19 Barnett Waddingham 10
19 Credit Suisse 10
19 Nomura 10
19 Tesco 10
19 TSB 10
19 WorldPay 10
19 Zurich Financial Services 10
27 Aberdeen Asset Management 5
27 Admiral 5
27 AJ Bell 5
27 Allianz Insurance 5
27 Atom Bank 5
27 Bank of Ireland 5
27 Capital One 5
27 Clydesdale Bank 5
27 Computershare 5
27 Covea Insurance 5
27 Eldon Insurance 5
27 Fidelity 5
27 First Actuarial 5
27 G-Research 5
27 Hastings Direct 5
27 Hymans Robertson 5
27 ICAP 5
27 Investec 5
27 LCP 5
27 Legal & General 5
27 London Stock Exchange 5
27 M&G Investments 5
27 Metro Bank 5
27 MS Almin 5
27 NFU Mutual 5
27 Punter Southall 5
27 QBE 5
27 Radius Payment Solutions 5
27 ReAssure 5
27 Royal London 5
27 Schroders 5
27 St James's Place Wealth Management 5
27 Standard Chartered Bank 5
27 Swiss Re 5
27 Target Group 5
27 UBS 5
27 XL Catlin 5
64 Aegon Fewer than 5
64 Baillie Gifford Fewer than 5
64 Barings Fewer than 5
64 Berenberg Fewer than 5
64 BGC Partners Fewer than 5
64 BGL Group Fewer than 5
64 Blenheim Chalcot Fewer than 5
64 BNY Mellon Fewer than 5
64 Chubb Fewer than 5
64 City Football Group Fewer than 5
64 Close Brothers Fewer than 5
64 Coventry Building Society Fewer than 5
64 Danske Bank Fewer than 5
64 deVere Fewer than 5
64 DeVere Group Fewer than 5
64 Domestic & General Fewer than 5
64 Equiniti Fewer than 5
64 Evercore Fewer than 5
64 First Data Fewer than 5
64 Handelsbanken Fewer than 5
64 Hargreaves Lansdown Fewer than 5
64 Henderson Global Investors Fewer than 5
64 Hiscox Fewer than 5
64 IMG Fewer than 5
64 Lazard Fewer than 5
64 Leeds Building Society Fewer than 5
64 Lloyds Pharmacy Fewer than 5
64 London & Country Mortgages Fewer than 5
64 Marsh Fewer than 5
64 McGregor Boyall Fewer than 5
64 Noave Fewer than 5
64 Provident Financial Group Fewer than 5
64 Prudential Fewer than 5
64 RationalFX Fewer than 5
64 Royal Bank of Canada Fewer than 5
64 RSA Academy Fewer than 5
64 Skipton Building Society Fewer than 5
64 Starling Bank Fewer than 5
64 ThinkMoney Fewer than 5
64 Towergate Fewer than 5
64 True Potential Fewer than 5
64 Unspecified Employer Fewer than 5
64 Winton Capital Management 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.