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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 – Teaching & educational professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Liverpool City Council 5
1 Warwickshire County Council 5
3 Blackpool Council Fewer than 5
3 Bradford Council Fewer than 5
3 Bristol City Council Fewer than 5
3 Buckinghamshire County Council Fewer than 5
3 City of London Corporation Fewer than 5
3 Civil Service Fewer than 5
3 Croydon Council Fewer than 5
3 Department for Education Fewer than 5
3 Derby City Council Fewer than 5
3 Devon County Council Fewer than 5
3 East Renfrewshire Council Fewer than 5
3 Essex County Council Fewer than 5
3 Fife Council Fewer than 5
3 Home Office Fewer than 5
3 Leeds City Council Fewer than 5
3 Leicestershire County Council Fewer than 5
3 Lincolnshire County Council Fewer than 5
3 Medway Council Fewer than 5
3 Norfolk County Council Fewer than 5
3 Oxfordshire County Council Fewer than 5
3 Plymouth City Council Fewer than 5
3 Renfrewshire Council Fewer than 5
3 Royal Borough of Greenwich Coucil Fewer than 5
3 Scottish Borders Council Fewer than 5
3 Stevenage Borough Council Fewer than 5
3 West Lothian 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.