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.

North East – Public administration & defence – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Environment Agency 5
2 Civil Service Fewer than 5
2 Durham County Council Fewer than 5
2 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
2 Middlesbrough Council Fewer than 5
2 Northumberland County Council Fewer than 5
2 Northumbria Police Fewer than 5
2 Sunderland City 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.