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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.

Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Civil Service 55
2 Environment Agency 45
3 Birmingham City Council 35
3 Essex County Council 35
3 Metropolitan Police 35
6 Hampshire County Council 30
6 National Probation Service 30
8 Her Majesty's Government 25
8 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) 25
8 Police Scotland 25
8 West Yorkshire Police 25
12 Gloucestershire County Council 20
12 Leeds City Council 20
12 Nottinghamshire County Council 20
15 Aberdeen City Council 15
15 Cumbria County Council 15
15 Department for Education 15
15 Derbyshire County Council 15
15 HM Treasury 15
15 Home Office 15
15 House of Commons 15
15 Ministry of Justice 15
15 Norfolk County Council 15
15 North Lanarkshire Council 15
15 Nottingham County Council 15
15 Oxfordshire County Council 15
15 Scottish Government 15
15 Surrey Police 15
15 West Midlands Police 15
15 West Sussex County Council 15
31 Blackpool Council 10
31 Bradford Council 10
31 Bridgend County Borough Council 10
31 Bristol City Council 10
31 British Army 10
31 Buckinghamshire County Council 10
31 Coventry City Council 10
31 Devon County Council 10
31 Durham County Council 10
31 Essex Police 10
31 Fife Council 10
31 Gwent Police 10
31 Hampshire Constabulary 10
31 Kent Police 10
31 Kirklees Council 10
31 Lancashire Constabularly 10
31 Leicester City Council 10
31 Leicestershire County Council 10
31 Lincolnshire County Council 10
31 Medway Council 10
31 Merseyside Police 10
31 National Offender Management Office 10
31 Northumberland County Council 10
31 Northumbria Police 10
31 Rotherham Metropolitcan Borough Council 10
31 Somerset County Council 10
31 South Tyneside Council 10
31 South Yorkshire Police 10
31 Southampton City Council 10
31 Staffordshire Police 10
31 Stoke-on-Trent City Council 10
31 Sunderland City Council 10
31 Thames Valley Police 10
31 Warwickshire County Council 10
31 West Lothian Council 10
66 Aberdeenshire Council 5
66 Angus Council 5
66 Avon and Somerset Constabulary 5
66 Bedford Borough Council 5
66 Bedfordshire Police 5
66 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council 5
66 Bolton Council 5
66 Borough of Poole 5
66 Bournemouth Borough Council 5
66 British Transport Police 5
66 Cabinet Office 5
66 Caerphilly County Borough Council 5
66 Calderdale Council 5
66 Cambridge Constabulary 5
66 Camden London Borough Council 5
66 Cardiff Council 5
66 Carmarthenshire County Council 5
66 Central Bedfordshire Council 5
66 Cheshire Constabulary 5
66 Cheshire East Council 5
66 Cheshire West & Chester Council 5
66 Cornwall County Council 5
66 Croydon Council 5
66 Cumbria Constabularly 5
66 Denbighshire County Council 5
66 Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 5
66 Department for Communities and Local Government 5
66 Department for International Development 5
66 Department for Transport 5
66 Derby City Council 5
66 Devon and Cornwall Police 5
66 Ealing Council 5
66 East Ayrshire Council 5
66 East Dunbartonshire Council 5
66 East Lothian Council 5
66 East Renfrewshire Council 5
66 Financial Conduct Authority 5
66 Flintshire County Council 5
66 Foreign & Commonwealth Office 5
66 Foreign & Commonwealth Office 5
66 Gateshead Council 5
66 Glasgow City Council 5
66 Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) 5
66 Gwynedd Council 5
66 Hellenic Army 5
66 HM Land Registry 5
66 Humberside Police 5
66 Intellectual Property Office 5
66 Leicestershire Police 5
66 Lincolnshire Police 5
66 Liverpool City Council 5
66 London Borough of Havering 5
66 London Borough of Hounslow 5
66 London Borough of Islington 5
66 Middlesbrough Council 5
66 Moray Council 5
66 National Audit Office 5
66 Newcastle City Council 5
66 North Somerset Council 5
66 North Tyneside Council 5
66 Northamptonshire Police 5
66 Ofcom 5
66 ofgem 5
66 Pembrokeshire County Council 5
66 Perth & Kinross Council 5
66 Plymouth City Council 5
66 Portsmouth City Council 5
66 Renfrewshire Council 5
66 Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council 5
66 Royal Borough of Greenwich Coucil 5
66 Salford City Council 5
66 Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council 5
66 Sheffield City Council 5
66 South Ayrshire Council 5
66 South Gloucestershire Council 5
66 South Wales Police 5
66 St Helens Council 5
66 Staffordshire County Council 5
66 Stirling Council 5
66 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 5
66 Sussex Police 5
66 Torfaen County Borough Council 5
66 UK Civil Service 5
66 UK Parliament 5
66 Wakefield Council 5
66 Wales Audit Office 5
66 Walsall Council 5
66 West Mercia Police 5
66 Wiltshire County Council 5
66 Worcestershire County Council 5
66 Wrexham County Borough Council 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.