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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 – Culture, media & sports occupations

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Avon and Somerset Constabulary Fewer than 5
1 Bedford Borough Council Fewer than 5
1 Clackmannanshire Council Fewer than 5
1 Cumbria County Council Fewer than 5
1 Durham County Council Fewer than 5
1 East Ayrshire Council Fewer than 5
1 East Dunbartonshire Council Fewer than 5
1 East Renfrewshire Council Fewer than 5
1 Essex County Council Fewer than 5
1 Fife Council Fewer than 5
1 Kirklees Council Fewer than 5
1 Leeds City Council Fewer than 5
1 Ministry of Justice Fewer than 5
1 Moray Council Fewer than 5
1 North Lanarkshire Council Fewer than 5
1 Renfrewshire Council Fewer than 5
1 Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council Fewer than 5
1 Scottish Government Fewer than 5
1 Sefton Metropolitan Borough 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.