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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.

North East – Public administration & defence – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Durham County Council 10
1 Northumberland County Council 10
1 South Tyneside Council 10
1 Sunderland City Council 10
5 Gateshead Council 5
5 Middlesbrough Council 5
5 Newcastle City Council 5
5 North Tyneside Council 5
9 Civil Service Fewer than 5
9 Darlington Borough Council Fewer than 5
9 Hartlepool Borough Council Fewer than 5
9 HM Land Registry Fewer than 5
9 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
9 Northumbria Police 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.