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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.

West Midlands – Public administration & defence – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Birmingham City Council 35
2 Coventry City Council 10
2 Stoke-on-Trent City Council 10
2 Warwickshire County Council 10
5 National Probation Service 5
5 Staffordshire County Council 5
5 Walsall Council 5
8 Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council Fewer than 5
8 Her Majesty's Government Fewer than 5
8 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
8 Sandwell Council Fewer than 5
8 West Mercia Police Fewer than 5
8 West Midlands Police Fewer than 5
8 Wolverhampton City Council Fewer than 5
8 Worcestershire County 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.