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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Civil Service 40
2 Birmingham City Council 35
3 Essex County Council 30
3 National Probation Service 30
5 Hampshire County Council 25
6 Her Majesty's Government 20
7 Derbyshire County Council 15
7 Gloucestershire County Council 15
7 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) 15
7 HM Treasury 15
7 Leeds City Council 15
7 Nottingham County Council 15
7 Nottinghamshire County Council 15
7 West Sussex County Council 15
15 Aberdeen City Council 10
15 Blackpool Council 10
15 Bradford Council 10
15 Bridgend County Borough Council 10
15 Bristol City Council 10
15 Coventry City Council 10
15 Cumbria County Council 10
15 Department for Education 10
15 Devon County Council 10
15 Durham County Council 10
15 House of Commons 10
15 Kirklees Council 10
15 Leicester City Council 10
15 Lincolnshire County Council 10
15 Medway Council 10
15 Ministry of Justice 10
15 Norfolk County Council 10
15 North Lanarkshire Council 10
15 Northumberland County Council 10
15 Oxfordshire County Council 10
15 Rotherham Metropolitcan Borough Council 10
15 Somerset County Council 10
15 South Tyneside Council 10
15 Southampton City Council 10
15 Stoke-on-Trent City Council 10
15 Sunderland City Council 10
15 Warwickshire County Council 10
42 Aberdeenshire Council 5
42 Angus Council 5
42 Bedford Borough Council 5
42 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council 5
42 Bolton Council 5
42 Bournemouth Borough Council 5
42 Buckinghamshire County Council 5
42 Cabinet Office 5
42 Caerphilly County Borough Council 5
42 Calderdale Council 5
42 Camden London Borough Council 5
42 Cardiff Council 5
42 Carmarthenshire County Council 5
42 Central Bedfordshire Council 5
42 Cheshire East Council 5
42 Cheshire West & Chester Council 5
42 Cornwall County Council 5
42 Croydon Council 5
42 Denbighshire County Council 5
42 Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 5
42 Department for Communities and Local Government 5
42 Department for Transport 5
42 Derby City Council 5
42 Ealing Council 5
42 East Ayrshire Council 5
42 East Dunbartonshire Council 5
42 East Lothian Council 5
42 Environment Agency 5
42 Fife Council 5
42 Financial Conduct Authority 5
42 Flintshire County Council 5
42 Gateshead Council 5
42 Glasgow City Council 5
42 Home Office 5
42 Leicestershire County Council 5
42 London Borough of Havering 5
42 London Borough of Hounslow 5
42 London Borough of Islington 5
42 Middlesbrough Council 5
42 Moray Council 5
42 National Audit Office 5
42 Newcastle City Council 5
42 North Somerset Council 5
42 North Tyneside Council 5
42 Ofcom 5
42 Pembrokeshire County Council 5
42 Perth & Kinross Council 5
42 Plymouth City Council 5
42 Portsmouth City Council 5
42 Renfrewshire Council 5
42 Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council 5
42 Royal Borough of Greenwich Coucil 5
42 Salford City Council 5
42 Scottish Government 5
42 Sheffield City Council 5
42 South Ayrshire Council 5
42 South Gloucestershire Council 5
42 Staffordshire County Council 5
42 Stirling Council 5
42 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 5
42 Surrey Police 5
42 Thames Valley Police 5
42 Torfaen County Borough Council 5
42 UK Civil Service 5
42 UK Parliament 5
42 Wakefield Council 5
42 Wales Audit Office 5
42 Walsall Council 5
42 West Lothian Council 5
42 West Yorkshire Police 5
42 Wiltshire County Council 5
42 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.