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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.

Education – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 University of Bedfordshire 15
1 University of Central Lancashire 15
1 University of Oxford 15
4 University of Bristol 10
4 University Of Edinburgh 10
4 University of Greenwich 10
7 Aberystwyth University 5
7 Alacrity Foundation 5
7 Durham University 5
7 EF Education First 5
7 Lancaster University 5
7 Liverpool Hope University 5
7 Manchester Metropolitan University 5
7 Newcastle University 5
7 Nottingham Trent University 5
7 Queen's University Belfast 5
7 Sheffield Hallam University 5
7 Staffordshire University 5
7 Teesside University 5
7 University of Exeter 5
7 University of Glasgow 5
7 University of Huddersfield 5
7 University of Leeds 5
7 University of Leicester 5
7 University of Manchester 5
7 University of Nottingham 5
7 University of Salford 5
7 University of Sheffield 5
7 University of Strathclyde 5
7 University of Sunderland 5
7 University of Surrey 5
32 Aston University Fewer than 5
32 Bath Spa University Fewer than 5
32 Bournemouth University Fewer than 5
32 Brunel University Fewer than 5
32 Cardiff Metropolitan University Fewer than 5
32 Coventry University Fewer than 5
32 Crossley Hall Primary School Fewer than 5
32 De Montfort University Fewer than 5
32 Edge Hill University Fewer than 5
32 Explore Learning Fewer than 5
32 Kingston University Fewer than 5
32 Leeds Beckett University Fewer than 5
32 Liverpool John Moores University Fewer than 5
32 London Metropolitan University Fewer than 5
32 Loughborough University Fewer than 5
32 Millfield School Fewer than 5
32 Northumbria University Fewer than 5
32 Oxford Brookes University Fewer than 5
32 Queen Mary, University of London Fewer than 5
32 Skills Development Scotland Fewer than 5
32 Swansea University Fewer than 5
32 The Growth Company Fewer than 5
32 UCAS Fewer than 5
32 University of Aberdeen Fewer than 5
32 University of Bath Fewer than 5
32 University of Derby Fewer than 5
32 University of Dundee Fewer than 5
32 University of Essex Fewer than 5
32 University of Kent Fewer than 5
32 University of Lincoln Fewer than 5
32 University of Portsmouth Fewer than 5
32 University of Reading Fewer than 5
32 University of Southampton Fewer than 5
32 University of St Andrews Fewer than 5
32 University of Stirling Fewer than 5
32 University of the West of England Bristol Fewer than 5
32 University of the West of Scotland Fewer than 5
32 University of Winchester Fewer than 5
32 University of Worcester Fewer than 5
32 University of York 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.