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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.

London – Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Civil Service 30
1 Metropolitan Police 30
3 HM Treasury 15
3 House of Commons 15
5 Department for Education 10
5 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) 10
5 Home Office 10
5 Ministry of Justice 10
9 British Transport Police 5
9 Cabinet Office 5
9 Camden London Borough Council 5
9 Croydon Council 5
9 Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 5
9 Department for Communities and Local Government 5
9 Department for International Development 5
9 Department for Transport 5
9 Ealing Council 5
9 Financial Conduct Authority 5
9 Foreign & Commonwealth Office 5
9 Her Majesty's Government 5
9 London Borough of Havering 5
9 London Borough of Hounslow 5
9 London Borough of Islington 5
9 National Audit Office 5
9 National Offender Management Office 5
9 Ofcom 5
9 Royal Borough of Greenwich Coucil 5
9 UK Parliament 5
29 Brent Council Fewer than 5
29 City of London Corporation Fewer than 5
29 Environment Agency Fewer than 5
29 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Fewer than 5
29 Harrow Council Fewer than 5
29 ofgem Fewer than 5
29 Public Health England Fewer than 5
29 Southwark Council Fewer than 5
29 The Royal Borough Of Kingston Upon Thames Fewer than 5
29 UK Civil Service 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.