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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.

Financial & insurance – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Lloyds Banking Group 60
2 Barclays 30
3 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 25
4 Aon Hewitt 20
4 Citi 20
4 JP Morgan 20
7 Nationwide 15
7 Santander 15
9 Bank of England 10
9 Barnett Waddingham 10
9 BNP Paribas 10
9 Direct Line 10
9 Goldman Sachs 10
9 Morgan Stanley 10
9 Standard Life 10
16 Aberdeen Asset Management 5
16 American Express 5
16 AXA 5
16 Bank of America 5
16 Bank of Ireland 5
16 BlackRock 5
16 Credit Suisse 5
16 Deutsche Bank 5
16 Fidelity 5
16 First Actuarial 5
16 Hymans Robertson 5
16 LCP 5
16 Legal & General 5
16 London Stock Exchange 5
16 MS Almin 5
16 Punter Southall 5
16 Royal London 5
16 St James's Place Wealth Management 5
16 Swiss Re 5
16 UBS 5
16 Zurich Financial Services 5
37 Admiral Fewer than 5
37 Aegon Fewer than 5
37 AJ Bell Fewer than 5
37 Allianz Insurance Fewer than 5
37 Atom Bank Fewer than 5
37 Barings Fewer than 5
37 Berenberg Fewer than 5
37 BGC Partners Fewer than 5
37 BGL Group Fewer than 5
37 BNY Mellon Fewer than 5
37 Capital One Fewer than 5
37 Chubb Fewer than 5
37 City Football Group Fewer than 5
37 Close Brothers Fewer than 5
37 Covea Insurance Fewer than 5
37 Danske Bank Fewer than 5
37 deVere Fewer than 5
37 DeVere Group Fewer than 5
37 Domestic & General Fewer than 5
37 Equiniti Fewer than 5
37 First Data Fewer than 5
37 Handelsbanken Fewer than 5
37 Hastings Direct Fewer than 5
37 Henderson Global Investors Fewer than 5
37 Hiscox Fewer than 5
37 ICAP Fewer than 5
37 IMG Fewer than 5
37 Investec Fewer than 5
37 Lazard Fewer than 5
37 Leeds Building Society Fewer than 5
37 M&G Investments Fewer than 5
37 Marsh Fewer than 5
37 McGregor Boyall Fewer than 5
37 Metro Bank Fewer than 5
37 NFU Mutual Fewer than 5
37 Noave Fewer than 5
37 QBE Fewer than 5
37 Radius Payment Solutions Fewer than 5
37 ReAssure Fewer than 5
37 Royal Bank of Canada Fewer than 5
37 RSA Academy Fewer than 5
37 Schroders Fewer than 5
37 Skipton Building Society Fewer than 5
37 Standard Chartered Bank Fewer than 5
37 Target Group Fewer than 5
37 Tesco Fewer than 5
37 Towergate Fewer than 5
37 TSB Fewer than 5
37 Winton Capital Management Fewer than 5
37 XL Catlin 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.