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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 – Protective service occupations

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Metropolitan Police 30
2 Police Scotland 20
2 West Yorkshire Police 20
4 Essex Police 10
4 Gwent Police 10
4 Hampshire Constabulary 10
4 Kent Police 10
4 Lancashire Constabularly 10
4 Merseyside Police 10
4 Staffordshire Police 10
4 Surrey Police 10
4 Thames Valley Police 10
4 West Midlands Police 10
14 Avon and Somerset Constabulary 5
14 British Army 5
14 British Transport Police 5
14 Cambridge Constabulary 5
14 Cheshire Constabulary 5
14 Cumbria Constabularly 5
14 Devon and Cornwall Police 5
14 Hellenic Army 5
14 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) 5
14 Home Office 5
14 Humberside Police 5
14 Leicestershire Police 5
14 National Offender Management Office 5
14 Northamptonshire Police 5
14 Northumbria Police 5
14 South Wales Police 5
14 South Yorkshire Police 5
14 Sussex Police 5
32 Bedfordshire Police Fewer than 5
32 Civil Service Fewer than 5
32 Ministry of Justice Fewer than 5
32 North Wales Police Fewer than 5
32 North Yorkshire Police Fewer than 5
32 Nottingham County Council Fewer than 5
32 Police Now Fewer than 5
32 RSA Academy Fewer than 5
32 Scottish Police Authority Fewer than 5
32 West Mercia 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.