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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Southampton Solent University 45
2 Aberystwyth University 20
3 Manchester Metropolitan University 15
4 Liverpool Hope University 10
4 University of Greenwich 10
6 AQA 5
6 Aston University 5
6 Bournemouth University 5
6 Lancaster University 5
6 Liverpool John Moores University 5
6 London Metropolitan University 5
6 London School of Economics & Political Science 5
6 Newcastle University 5
6 Nottingham Trent University 5
6 Teach First 5
6 Teesside University 5
6 UCAS 5
6 University of Central Lancashire 5
6 University of Essex 5
6 University of Exeter 5
6 University of Glasgow 5
6 University of Leeds 5
6 University of Leicester 5
6 University of Manchester 5
6 University of Oxford 5
6 University of Sheffield 5
6 University of West London 5
28 Abertay University Fewer than 5
28 Abingdon and Witney College Fewer than 5
28 Brighton College Fewer than 5
28 Brunel University Fewer than 5
28 De Montfort University Fewer than 5
28 Durham University Fewer than 5
28 Edinburgh Napier University Fewer than 5
28 Explore Learning Fewer than 5
28 Holyport College Fewer than 5
28 Leeds Beckett University Fewer than 5
28 Leeds Trinity University Fewer than 5
28 Loughborough University Fewer than 5
28 Open University Fewer than 5
28 Oxford Brookes University Fewer than 5
28 Queen Mary, University of London Fewer than 5
28 Robert Gordon University Fewer than 5
28 Royal Holloway, University of London Fewer than 5
28 Sheffield Hallam University Fewer than 5
28 Skills Development Scotland Fewer than 5
28 Taunton School Fewer than 5
28 Together Trust Fewer than 5
28 Ulster University Fewer than 5
28 United Learning Fewer than 5
28 University of Bedfordshire Fewer than 5
28 University of Bradford Fewer than 5
28 University of Bristol Fewer than 5
28 University Of Edinburgh Fewer than 5
28 University of Lincoln Fewer than 5
28 University of Northampton Fewer than 5
28 University of Nottingham Fewer than 5
28 University of Salford Fewer than 5
28 University of Southampton Fewer than 5
28 University of St Andrews Fewer than 5
28 University of Sunderland Fewer than 5
28 University of Surrey Fewer than 5
28 University of Sussex Fewer than 5
28 University of the Arts London Fewer than 5
28 University of Westminster Fewer than 5
28 University of York Fewer than 5
28 York St John University 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.