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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 – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Arup 85
1 Atkins 85
3 Mott Macdonald 80
4 WSP Group 65
5 Aecom 55
6 Babcock 40
7 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 25
8 Charles River Laboratories 20
8 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 20
8 Ricardo 20
11 Buro Happold 15
11 Covance 15
11 KPMG 15
11 Siemens AG 15
11 Tata Technologies 15
16 ALS Environmental 10
16 Arcadis 10
16 BuroHappold 10
16 CH2M Hill 10
16 Envigo 10
16 Fairhurst 10
16 Hoare Lea 10
16 PA Consulting 10
16 Ramboll 10
16 Roke Manor Research 10
16 RPS Group 10
27 Add Energy 5
27 AKT II 5
27 Almac 5
27 AMEC 5
27 Atlier Ten 5
27 Bechtel 5
27 Brainlabs 5
27 Cambridge Consultants 5
27 Clicksco 5
27 Crowder Consulting 5
27 Cundall 5
27 Curtins 5
27 Cyienet 5
27 DCA Design International 5
27 Doosan Babcock 5
27 Element Materials Technology 5
27 Eurofins Scienctific 5
27 Frazer-Nash Consultancy 5
27 Good Hair Day 5
27 Hobriba Mira 5
27 INC Research 5
27 Intertek 5
27 Kubrick Group 5
27 LGC Group 5
27 Manufacturing Technology Centre 5
27 Mason Clark Associates 5
27 MediaCom 5
27 MOLA 5
27 Parexel 5
27 Peter Brett 5
27 Pharmaceutical Product Development 5
27 Pick Everard 5
27 PM Group 5
27 Public Health England 5
27 QuintilesIMS 5
27 Romax Technology 5
27 Royal HaskoningDHV 5
27 RSM 5
27 Science & Technology Facilities Council 5
27 Spark 44 5
27 Spark44 5
27 Sweco 5
27 Wirth Research 5
27 WYG 5
71 Amgen Fewer than 5
71 Audit Partnership Fewer than 5
71 BDO Fewer than 5
71 BDP Fewer than 5
71 Benoy Fewer than 5
71 Campden BRI Fewer than 5
71 Cancer Research UK Fewer than 5
71 CGL Fewer than 5
71 Civil Service Fewer than 5
71 Countrywide Fewer than 5
71 DAC Beachcroft Fewer than 5
71 Dehns Fewer than 5
71 Demos Fewer than 5
71 Edelman Fewer than 5
71 Edif ERA Fewer than 5
71 Exova Fewer than 5
71 Express Solicitors Fewer than 5
71 GfK Fewer than 5
71 Gleeds Fewer than 5
71 GlobalData Fewer than 5
71 Govnet Communications Fewer than 5
71 Grant Thornton Fewer than 5
71 Havas Fewer than 5
71 Hugh James Solicitors Fewer than 5
71 HW Fisher Fewer than 5
71 Infectious Media Fewer than 5
71 Irwin Mitchell Fewer than 5
71 Kantar Worldpanel Fewer than 5
71 Ketchum Fewer than 5
71 Linklaters Fewer than 5
71 Maru/edr Fewer than 5
71 McCurrach Fewer than 5
71 National Nuclear Laboratory Fewer than 5
71 Natural England Fewer than 5
71 Newton Europe Fewer than 5
71 NIE Networks Fewer than 5
71 PRA International Fewer than 5
71 Q2 Solutions Fewer than 5
71 Scientific Analysis Laboratories Fewer than 5
71 SGS Fewer than 5
71 SLG Fewer than 5
71 SLR Consulting Fewer than 5
71 Source BioScience Fewer than 5
71 Thinking Juice Fewer than 5
71 TransPerfect Fewer than 5
71 TRL Fewer than 5
71 Viapath Fewer than 5
71 Wellcome Trust Fewer than 5
71 YouGov 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.