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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 – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Environment Agency 40
2 Civil Service 15
3 Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) 5
3 Her Majesty's Government 5
3 HM Land Registry 5
3 House of Commons 5
3 Intellectual Property Office 5
3 Scottish Government 5
9 Aberdeenshire Council Fewer than 5
9 Borough of Poole Fewer than 5
9 Bradford Council Fewer than 5
9 Cabinet Office Fewer than 5
9 Central Bedfordshire Council Fewer than 5
9 Cumbria Constabularly Fewer than 5
9 Denbighshire County Council Fewer than 5
9 Department for Education Fewer than 5
9 Department for International Development Fewer than 5
9 Devon County Council Fewer than 5
9 Durham County Council Fewer than 5
9 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Fewer than 5
9 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Fewer than 5
9 Gloucestershire County Council Fewer than 5
9 Gwynedd Council Fewer than 5
9 Hampshire County Council Fewer than 5
9 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
9 Home Office Fewer than 5
9 Leeds City Council Fewer than 5
9 London Borough of Hounslow Fewer than 5
9 Middlesbrough Council Fewer than 5
9 Northumberland County Council Fewer than 5
9 Northumbria Police Fewer than 5
9 Nottingham County Council Fewer than 5
9 ofgem Fewer than 5
9 Public Health England Fewer than 5
9 South Ayrshire Council Fewer than 5
9 Sunderland City Council Fewer than 5
9 Surrey Police Fewer than 5
9 West Lothian Council Fewer than 5
9 West Yorkshire Police Fewer than 5
9 Worcestershire County Council 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.