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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.

Wales – Public administration & defence – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Bridgend County Borough Council 10
2 Caerphilly County Borough Council 5
2 Cardiff Council 5
2 Carmarthenshire County Council 5
2 Denbighshire County Council 5
2 Flintshire County Council 5
2 Pembrokeshire County Council 5
2 Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council 5
2 Torfaen County Borough Council 5
2 Wales Audit Office 5
2 Wrexham County Borough Council 5
12 Bristol City Council Fewer than 5
12 Civil Service Fewer than 5
12 Gwent Police Fewer than 5
12 Gwynedd Council Fewer than 5
12 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
12 Intellectual Property Office Fewer than 5
12 South Wales Police Fewer than 5
12 Vale of Glamorgan 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.