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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 400
2 KPMG 340
3 Grant Thornton 75
4 BDO 55
5 RSM 30
6 Aecom 20
6 Arcadis 20
6 Axiom 20
6 Newton Europe 20
10 Atkins 15
10 Mazars 15
10 Mott Macdonald 15
10 Saffery Champness 15
10 Turner & Townsend 15
10 UHY Hacker Young 15
10 WSP Group 15
17 Arup 10
17 Crowe Clark Whitehill 10
17 FTI Consulting 10
17 JDX Consulting 10
17 Kingston Smith 10
17 Kreston Reeves 10
17 McKinsey & Company 10
17 Menzies LLP 10
17 Moore Stephens 10
17 PA Consulting 10
17 PKF 10
17 PRA International 10
17 Smith & Williamson 10
17 Weber Shandwick 10
31 Adelphi Group 5
31 AHR 5
31 Allen & Overy 5
31 Anderson, Anderson & Brown 5
31 Audit Partnership 5
31 Babcock 5
31 Bain & Company 5
31 Barnes Roffe 5
31 BCG 5
31 Bell Pottinger 5
31 Bishop Fleming 5
31 Boston Consulting Group 5
31 Brands2Life 5
31 CIL Management Consultants 5
31 Communicourt 5
31 Corporate Executive Board Company 5
31 Covance 5
31 Currie & Brown 5
31 Dehns 5
31 DHA Planning 5
31 Edelman 5
31 Edif ERA 5
31 Efficio 5
31 Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios 5
31 Four Communications 5
31 Gardiner & Theobald 5
31 Genpact Pharmalink 5
31 Grayce 5
31 Haines Watts 5
31 Havas 5
31 Haysmacintyre 5
31 Hazlewoods 5
31 Herbert Smith Freehills 5
31 HW Fisher 5
31 Ipsos MORI 5
31 Irwin Mitchell 5
31 Johnston Carmichael 5
31 Kantar Worldpanel 5
31 Ketchum 5
31 L.E.K. Consulting 5
31 Lyons Davidson Solicitors 5
31 MacIntyre Hudson 5
31 MBDA 5
31 MediaCom 5
31 Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) 5
31 North Highland Consulting 5
31 Oliver Wyman 5
31 Parexel 5
31 Personal Support Unit 5
31 Portland Communications 5
31 Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) 5
31 Rostrum 5
31 Sagars 5
31 Scott-Moncrieff 5
31 Shoosmiths 5
31 Siemens AG 5
31 Slater and Gordon 5
31 The Big Word 5
31 Third Bridge 5
31 Touchdown Pr 5
31 Translate Plus 5
31 TransPerfect 5
31 United Kingdom Hydrographic Office 5
31 Vardags 5
31 Wilkins Kennedy 5
31 Wilkinson Eyre 5
31 YouGov 5
98 Adapt Worldwide Fewer than 5
98 Admiral Fewer than 5
98 AEW Architects Fewer than 5
98 Affiliate Window Fewer than 5
98 Almac Fewer than 5
98 Amgen Fewer than 5
98 Arcadia Fewer than 5
98 Ashfords Fewer than 5
98 Ashurt Fewer than 5
98 BDP Fewer than 5
98 Benoy Fewer than 5
98 Binding Site Fewer than 5
98 Blueprint Partnership Fewer than 5
98 Bond Dickinson LLP Fewer than 5
98 Brainlabs Fewer than 5
98 CCA International Fewer than 5
98 CH2M Hill Fewer than 5
98 Charles River Laboratories Fewer than 5
98 Clague Fewer than 5
98 Comprehensive Design Architects Fewer than 5
98 DAC Beachcroft Fewer than 5
98 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) Fewer than 5
98 Demos Fewer than 5
98 Dentons Fewer than 5
98 Dentsu Aegis Network Fewer than 5
98 Diamond Law Fewer than 5
98 DLA Piper Fewer than 5
98 Duncan Lewis Solicitors Fewer than 5
98 Environmental Scientifics Group Fewer than 5
98 Eversheds Fewer than 5
98 Fletcher Priest Architects Fewer than 5
98 Foster & Partners Fewer than 5
98 Fragomen Fewer than 5
98 Freuds Fewer than 5
98 GfK Fewer than 5
98 Gleeds Fewer than 5
98 GlobalData Fewer than 5
98 Grey Fewer than 5
98 Groupon Fewer than 5
98 Heatherwick Studio Fewer than 5
98 HNW Fewer than 5
98 HOK Fewer than 5
98 Horwich Farrelly Fewer than 5
98 INC Research Fewer than 5
98 Intertek Fewer than 5
98 iProspect Fewer than 5
98 IRI Fewer than 5
98 IRIS Fewer than 5
98 Jaywing Fewer than 5
98 JWG Fewer than 5
98 Kantar Millward Brown Fewer than 5
98 Kubrick Group Fewer than 5
98 LGC Group Fewer than 5
98 Linklaters Fewer than 5
98 Lowell Solicitors Fewer than 5
98 Malcolm Hollis Fewer than 5
98 Maru/edr Fewer than 5
98 Mason Clark Associates Fewer than 5
98 Maxus Fewer than 5
98 McCann Fewer than 5
98 Mindshare Fewer than 5
98 National Nuclear Laboratory Fewer than 5
98 Natural England Fewer than 5
98 NewLaw Solicitors Fewer than 5
98 Norton Rose Fulbright Fewer than 5
98 Ogilvy Fewer than 5
98 OMD Group Fewer than 5
98 Optima Legal Fewer than 5
98 Orchid Cellmark Fewer than 5
98 Peninsula Fewer than 5
98 Peter Brett Fewer than 5
98 PHD Media Fewer than 5
98 Pick Everard Fewer than 5
98 Plexus Law Fewer than 5
98 Public Health England Fewer than 5
98 QuintilesIMS Fewer than 5
98 Romax Technology Fewer than 5
98 Royal HaskoningDHV Fewer than 5
98 RPS Group Fewer than 5
98 RWS Group Fewer than 5
98 Shakespeare Martineau Fewer than 5
98 Sheppard Robson Fewer than 5
98 SLR Consulting Fewer than 5
98 Spark 44 Fewer than 5
98 Stephensons Solicitors Fewer than 5
98 TaxAssist Accountants Fewer than 5
98 The Marketing Practise Fewer than 5
98 the7stars Fewer than 5
98 TLT Fewer than 5
98 TRL Fewer than 5
98 UNiDAYS Fewer than 5
98 Unspecified Fewer than 5
98 Unspecified Employer Fewer than 5
98 VCCP Fewer than 5
98 Virgin Fewer than 5
98 Wales Audit Office Fewer than 5
98 WCRS Fewer than 5
98 Wellcome Trust Fewer than 5
98 Winn Solicitors Fewer than 5
98 WPP Fewer than 5
98 WYG 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.