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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.

Professional, scientific & technical

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 420
2 KPMG 360
3 Atkins 105
4 Arup 95
4 Mott Macdonald 95
6 WSP Group 80
7 Aecom 75
7 Grant Thornton 75
9 BDO 55
10 Babcock 45
11 RSM 35
12 Arcadis 30
12 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 30
14 Covance 25
15 Axiom 20
15 Charles River Laboratories 20
15 Newton Europe 20
15 Ricardo 20
15 Siemens AG 20
20 Buro Happold 15
20 CVS Pharmacy 15
20 Havas 15
20 Mazars 15
20 PA Consulting 15
20 Saffery Champness 15
20 Tata Technologies 15
20 Turner & Townsend 15
20 UHY Hacker Young 15
20 Vets4Pets 15
30 ALS Environmental 10
30 BuroHappold 10
30 CH2M Hill 10
30 Crowe Clark Whitehill 10
30 Dehns 10
30 Envigo 10
30 Fairhurst 10
30 FTI Consulting 10
30 Hoare Lea 10
30 JDX Consulting 10
30 Kingston Smith 10
30 Kreston Reeves 10
30 LGC Group 10
30 McKinsey & Company 10
30 MediaCom 10
30 Medivet 10
30 Menzies LLP 10
30 Moore Stephens 10
30 Oliver Wyman 10
30 PKF 10
30 PRA International 10
30 Ramboll 10
30 Roke Manor Research 10
30 RPS Group 10
30 Smith & Williamson 10
30 Spark 44 10
30 Sweco 10
30 Weber Shandwick 10
58 Adapt Worldwide 5
58 Add Energy 5
58 Adelphi Group 5
58 AHR 5
58 AKT II 5
58 Allen & Overy 5
58 Almac 5
58 AMEC 5
58 Amgen 5
58 Anderson, Anderson & Brown 5
58 Atlier Ten 5
58 Audit Partnership 5
58 Bain & Company 5
58 Barnes Roffe 5
58 BCG 5
58 BDP 5
58 Bechtel 5
58 Bell Pottinger 5
58 Benoy 5
58 Bishop Fleming 5
58 Boston Consulting Group 5
58 Brainlabs 5
58 BrandOpus 5
58 Brands2Life 5
58 Cambridge Consultants 5
58 Chatty Imp 5
58 Checkland Kindleysides 5
58 CIL Management Consultants 5
58 Clicksco 5
58 Communicourt 5
58 Corporate Executive Board Company 5
58 Crowder Consulting 5
58 Cundall 5
58 Currie & Brown 5
58 Curtins 5
58 Cyienet 5
58 DAC Beachcroft 5
58 DCA Design International 5
58 Demos 5
58 Dentsu Aegis Network 5
58 Design Bridge 5
58 DHA Planning 5
58 Doosan Babcock 5
58 Edelman 5
58 Edif ERA 5
58 Efficio 5
58 Element Materials Technology 5
58 Eurofins Scienctific 5
58 Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios 5
58 forpeople 5
58 Foster & Partners 5
58 Four Communications 5
58 Fragomen 5
58 Frazer-Nash Consultancy 5
58 Gardiner & Theobald 5
58 Genpact Pharmalink 5
58 Gleeds 5
58 GlobalData 5
58 Good Hair Day 5
58 Grayce 5
58 Haines Watts 5
58 Haysmacintyre 5
58 Hazlewoods 5
58 Herbert Smith Freehills 5
58 Hobriba Mira 5
58 HW Fisher 5
58 INC Research 5
58 Innovate Product Design 5
58 Intertek 5
58 Ipsos MORI 5
58 Irwin Mitchell 5
58 Jaywing 5
58 Johnston Carmichael 5
58 Kantar Worldpanel 5
58 Ketchum 5
58 Kubrick Group 5
58 L.E.K. Consulting 5
58 Lyons Davidson Solicitors 5
58 MacIntyre Hudson 5
58 Manufacturing Technology Centre 5
58 Mason Clark Associates 5
58 MBDA 5
58 MOLA 5
58 Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) 5
58 National Nuclear Laboratory 5
58 Natural England 5
58 Newmarket Equine Hospital 5
58 North Highland Consulting 5
58 Ogilvy 5
58 OMD Group 5
58 Parexel 5
58 PDSA 5
58 Personal Support Unit 5
58 Peter Brett 5
58 Pharmaceutical Product Development 5
58 Pick Everard 5
58 PM Group 5
58 Portland Communications 5
58 Public Health England 5
58 QuintilesIMS 5
58 Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) 5
58 Romax Technology 5
58 Rostrum 5
58 Royal HaskoningDHV 5
58 RWS Group 5
58 Sagars 5
58 Science & Technology Facilities Council 5
58 Scott-Moncrieff 5
58 Shoosmiths 5
58 Slater and Gordon 5
58 SLR Consulting 5
58 Spark44 5
58 The Big Word 5
58 The Partners 5
58 Third Bridge 5
58 Touchdown Pr 5
58 Translate Plus 5
58 TransPerfect 5
58 TRL 5
58 UK Biobank 5
58 United Kingdom Hydrographic Office 5
58 Vardags 5
58 VCCP 5
58 WCRS 5
58 Wellcome Trust 5
58 Wilkins Kennedy 5
58 Wilkinson Eyre 5
58 Wirth Research 5
58 WYG 5
58 YouGov 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.